Konami: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Tackles Lots of Taboos, Risky To Be Released

Hideo Kojima, director of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes said that he attempts to tackle a lot of taboo and mature themes, during a press event organised by Konami.

“Video games as a medium haven’t matured very much at all in the last 25 years,” explained Kojima at a round table interview conducted today. “It’s always about killing aliens and zombies. Not that I don’t like those kinds of games… they are fun, but I think games have a long way to go before they can mature.”

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“Over the past 25 year 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.

Then he talks about his next project. “That’s precisely what I want to try and tackle with my next project, Ground Zeroes. I’m going to be targeting a lot of taboos, a lot of mature themes, that really are quite risky. Honestly, I’m not even sure if i’ll be able to release the game!”

“And even if I did release the game, maybe it wouldn’t sell, because [the themes would be] just 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 of a creator, where I’m prioritizing creativity over sales,” he concluded.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will release on PS3, PC and Xbox 360, it has not been dated yet.


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  1. I'd buy it. So would every single other Metal Gear fan. There's your inspiration lol

  2. I actually know a lot of people that plan to pick this up. I plan to as well, Kojima shouldn't be worried about the ESRB and what he plans to tackle. A lot of people should take MW3's child-killing scene [the wife & husband walk behind their daughter, she stops at the corner of the street, and a truck armed with a nuke goes of...literally 4 feet from the girl.]

    Kojima, you can DO IT!

  3. I'm gonna get it anyways,i don't care!The Metal Gear saga is my favorite series ever,and same for my favorite director and producer being Hideo Kojima!I'm gonna support the Metal Gear franchise till the very end,same for you,Kojima!

  4. One of the major reasons I love Metal Gear is that it talks about and questions real world topics. These games have opened my eyes to see the world from other points of view. Of course I will buy it without question. Major credit to Kojima to have the courage to even discuss major issues in games.

  5. METAL GEAR IS THE GREATEST SERIES EVER…PERIOD! Silent Hill following directly after….just saying.

  6. Taboos. Yup, Big Boss is going to become a terrorist. Fox News is going to go apeshit. Bring it!

  7. “But I’m approaching this project from the point of view of a creator, where I’m prioritizing creativity over sales.” – this is precisely the type of attitude more game developers need to take and why this games gonna be a huge success. look at EA games, they put sales ahead of creativity and the last dead space and crysis were forgettable crap games.

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