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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may have release troubles due to controversial topics, says Kojima

on 22 February 2013

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!