Metal Gear Solid 4 was a big hit. Konami isn't ready to walk away from the franchise anytime soon. (Example: Metal Gear Solid Touch.) A Konami job listing shows how eager the company is.
The job listing is for an experience programmer and mentions mostly the obvious: Staff wanted for home console games and cell phone games. But one line sticks out — thank the arrows Konami added for that!
>>> Staff wanted for a new development in the Metal Gear series!!<<<
War might have changed, but not the way endless sequels and spin-offs are churned out.