Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes might never see the light of day. Why? Because it might be a bit too controversial for public tastes. The game has many “mature and taboo themes” to it, and they all concern director Hideo Kojima. He fears that the game will be harder to sell to a wider audience, if it’s released at all.
It’s not expressed what these themes are, but they’re taboo enough to deeply concern the director. The game has been confirmed to make an appearance on March 25th at the Game Developers Conference. It’s possible that more will be revealed about the game then and there. Despite his worries about sales, Kojima believes in the game. ”Over the past 25 year[s], I have tried to work with the Metal Gear series to introduce more mature themes, but really it hasn’t gotten there yet. Compared to movies and books it still has a long way to go,” said the director during a roundtable event.
He brings up a valid point, and he’s wiling to take a risk on the new MGS project. Let’s just hope that his belief stands ground, and that Ground Zeroes will be worth the risk.
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