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Hideo Kojima's latest game, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes, attempts to tackle a lot of taboo and mature themes, so much so that the creator is unsure if he will be able to release it in its current form.

"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.

"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.

"That's precisely what I want to try to tackle with Ground Zeroes. Honestly I'm going to be targeting a lot of taboos, a lot of mature themes that really are quite risky. I'm not even sure if I'm going to be able to release the game, and even if I did release the game then maybe it wouldn't sell because it's too much. As a creator I want to take that risk."

He concluded: "I'm approaching the project as a creator and prioritising creativity over sales."

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes is without a release date, but was announced as coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: Interview via a translator. Conducted at a press event organised by Konami.

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DancingRhino's Avatar


Yeah, cause everyone knows controversial stuff never sells.
Posted 11:23 on 16 March 2013
FrostySphincter's Avatar

FrostySphincter@ BC_Animus

I'm currently wincing at the thought of stepping on a metal LEGO... Thanks for that...
Posted 22:03 on 15 March 2013
EverTheOptimist's Avatar


It will be released, with all of its maturity and taboos, and then Uwe Boll will make the film adaptation. That's my prediction.
Posted 09:23 on 28 February 2013
shadowsatey's Avatar


Two taboo topics: religion and politics. Snakes an atheist, and the world is greedy and cruel. Release it anyway Kojima.
Posted 06:29 on 28 February 2013
Wido's Avatar


A load of tosh. Kojima will release Ground Zeroes. Why have x amount of years working on the title and then let suddenly won't release due to the mature themes? Lol, I smell bull*****.
Posted 10:36 on 23 February 2013
BC_Animus's Avatar


You know what he needs to do? Release... (wait for it) LEGO Metal Gear Solid!
Posted 06:20 on 23 February 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Themes i suspect to be in the game include glorifying terrorism, the ideaology behind the terrible infants and of course the use of child soldiers
Posted 00:30 on 23 February 2013
umeu's Avatar


Well of course. He cut out certain scenes in previous games too I presume. Is this really even news? If it was cancelled completely like the original Metal Gear Rising (Lightning Bolt Action) and remade into a new game then maybe.
Posted 22:56 on 22 February 2013
s_h_a_d_o's Avatar


I appreciate the the ambition to push boundaries as a creative visionary, but do we really need to mangle the English language when choosing game titles to do so? What's next, "MGS: Man-of-Wars"? :p
Posted 22:18 on 22 February 2013
MJTH's Avatar


Sounds like an interesting prospect and if it does it well in a suitable manner (or in some cases invents a suitable manner), then it might push boundaries.
Posted 17:46 on 22 February 2013

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