Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may have release troubles due to controversial topics, says Kojima
- Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 22:14 EDT by Timothy Weaver
- 16 Comments
At PAX Prime last year, the public was shown the very first trailer of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the next chapter in the Big Boss timeline. In a recent interview with franchise creator Hideo Kojima, it appears that Ground Zeroes might not release in its current state.
Kojima-san mentioned in an interview with VG24/7 that Ground Zeroes will be his most mature game yet, and he's worried that it might be too much for everyone to handle. He says, "I’m going to be treading a lot of taboos, and a lot of mature themes that really are quite risky." As many know, Kojima-san has been teasing us with a taboo project for a while - it appears that Ground Zeroes will be it. He continues:
“Honestly, I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to release the game. Even if I did release the game, maybe it wouldn’t sell because it’s all too much. But as a creator I want to take that risk. As a producer it’s my job to try and sell the game, but I’m approaching this project from the point of view as a creator. I’m prioritizing creativity over sales.”
A multitude of topics that come to mind that could be considered extremely taboo, but some gamers are sick of being treated like children by the game industry. Do you think Kojima-san will keep the mature content in there, or will Konami step in for the benefit of more sales? Let us know in the comment section below!
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 10:42pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
Look at God of War, Manhunt 2.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 10:53pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
Just put the content in there damn it! Im pretty sure that most of us will be able to handle whats in it, really, c'mon. =/ Look at some of the content thats in games today, go figure. The worst content that I've seen in a game was in Manhunt for the PS2, talk about disturbing. Im pretty sure Kojima will grow some balls, and put it in. =)
- 11:01pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
I'm not sure about Manhunt 2, but God of War just has a lot of nudity and gore. That doesn't necessarily reference the mature themes that Kojima is talking about. There are lots of other things that are mature themed that have nothing to do with female nudity. Kojima might be talking about having a rap3 scene or child molestation and/or murder. Maybe even slavery.
Gaglaush | Gaglaush
- 11:17pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
I am tired of games being edited because some people just can't handle real life topics in other media besides TV if anything I believe the news shows more violence then most TV shows
- 11:43pm EST - February 22nd, 2013
Mature themes in a game rate M for mature. thats crazy
- 2:02am EST - February 23rd, 2013
There are politically correct taboos, sensitivity taboos, and wanton violence taboos. I have to admit that I'm a little squeamish about certain subjects like rap3, but I think Kojima-sensei should work in two levels of M Rated gameplay, like Blood On/Off in some games, for instance. Make a PG-13 version. And I would think that this extreme content would involve "cinemas" which shouldn't be that hard to do as alt scenes.
- 4:30am EST - February 23rd, 2013
i thing it will be something with childs, in the trailer the guy gaved a child mp3 stuff. so it can be childwar like raiden was in or it could be rap3d in some cutscenes...
- 7:32am EST - February 23rd, 2013
Is it possible for games to get an " Unrated" verison, just like movies, and still throw all the content in there? Its kind of dumb how this happens with movies. They techinically are rated and labled UNRATED, then throw in the mass amount of boobies that would of made a PG-13 movie rated R, or R into an NC-17.
- 8:26am EST - February 23rd, 2013
Dont let konami ruin your game.Look at demon's soul,sony didnt want to release this game at first but they took the risk.Look now they had dark souls now dark souls 2.Many gamers were happy for that risk otherwise we wouldnt have seen this game ever.Ofcourse its a risk but if its kojima its a good risk to take,we believe in you haha :P
TheMadTitan | EcksMane
- 9:50am EST - February 23rd, 2013
"creativity over sales". he couldnt have said anything better than that. i know sales are important but some of these more successful devs need to learn from kojima. instead we get these studios that jus wanna cash in with the same thing jus because its guaranteed money.
thrasher1991 | thrasher1991
- 10:06am EST - February 23rd, 2013
Release it as a creator Kojima! i want some mature themes in my games, and im not talking about blood or violence or even boobs
vladspartan | vladspartan
- 10:26am EST - February 23rd, 2013
hes do a new hardware,software for this game and not will release on ps3 is this! why u show this game to the world so? why? i dont get it!
only because ps4 is coming now u decide dont release this game? and where your respect with your consumers? where? really?... i will buy another game.mgs is gone too much time ago. rip snake!
- 8:42pm EST - February 23rd, 2013
Things like Boobs and gore aren't particularly mature even in games like GoW, they're treated as humorous elements in most of today's games. I think he's probably refering to more shocking things considered too unplesant or hard to talk about, things governments try not to let become too visible in the public conscious. Kojima is an idealist, he probably wants to bring attention to things like lost innocence with the child soldier angle, perhaps even human trafficing. Likely there may even be a forced sexual encounter of some kind, as Kojima has never shyed away from sex, but not the mildly titlating kind this time.
- 6:24am EST - February 24th, 2013
Kojima is truely one of the best developers in the world. Holds his princaples high! Good man! :)
- 9:48pm EST - February 24th, 2013
i will play anything he creates and most likely it will be a masterpiece
- 8:38am EST - February 25th, 2013
Every Kojima game is a masterpeice, he should take the risk and take the creative side, the industry and hardcore gamers ( especialy the huge fan base of the MGS serie) needs this, we NEED a true adult MGS game. Not just for blood, violence, sex or hard language but for a TRUE adult story, to take us deep into Big Boss story, let us have the game Kojima wants to give us, please!!!!