Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima has admitted that even he finds the Metal Gear Solid series a bit puzzling, which is why he keeps detailed timelines for each character.
"I personally get confused too about the whole timeline and saga of Metal Gear Solid," he told Eurogamer in an interview at gamescom today.
"This is especially tricky when you create the future first and then go back in time to create something new. There are a lot of small aspects where sometimes it doesn't match completely."
Kojima told us that for Metal Gear Solid 4, he built a complete timeline for each character, which catalogued their involvement in the series and also when key historical events occurred, such as the growing conflict between the USA and Soviet Union.
Elsewhere in the interview we chatted about why Kojima just can't let go of the MGS series, and got a very short summary of his thoughts on the PS3 Slim and PS3 price cut.