Metal Gear Solid V Is A Long, Long Way Off
With the release of the over priced “demo”, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes approaching, it would be safe for you to assume that the release of the game we actually want wouldn’t be that far off. You, of course, would be wrong.
Why? Because this is Hideo Kojima we’re talking about, and he just loves messing with us.
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In a recent interview, the designer of Metal Gear Solid V told fans around the world that the full product is still quite a way off, and that recent developments in the game and FOX engine shouldn’t get you too excited.
“The Phantom Pain has enormous volume, so it will require much more time. So, together with the marketing staff, we consulted ‘what ifs’ and such, and came to the decision of allowing fans to at least play the prologue, ahead of time. We want to offer it for as cheap as possible, so at first we thought about making it as a download only; however, after thinking about people around the world, and how some places don’t have the best connectivity, we’re preparing a physical version.”
Kojima also spoke more about what Ground Zeroes will offer to players, as well as explaining that he would have ideally wanted the entire thing to be one package. Makes you wonder who is behind the idea of the “demo” then.
“If I were to put it in Hollywood movie terms, the prologue, that is Ground Zeroes, would be similar to the first 10-15 minutes that are meant to ‘captivate’ [the audience].”
“At first, something will happen, then the title will appear like ‘bam!’ and then nine years later, a big event will be the start [of Metal Gear Solid V]. That’s how the story will be connected. As far as the game itself goes, The Phantom Pain will take place in an immense open world map, while Ground Zeroes takes place in a smaller open world.
“It would’ve actually been better to release it all at once, but by the way things are going, it appears likely that Phantom Pain will be coming out around the time the PlayStation 4 becomes more spread out. That means we would’ve had to make people wait a while longer.”
In closing, Kojima teased that players with a save file from Ground Zeroes will be treated to an exclusive surprise when the boot up The Phantom Pain. Predictably, he did not go into detail about what this surprise could be.
If you’re not put off by the extremely high price of Ground Zeroes, then at least you have some Metal Gear Solid action to look forward to in the coming months. Savour it, because we really could be waiting a long, long time.