Kojima says Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may be too ‘risque’ to release

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In a translated interview with VideogamerMetal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has stated that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes might not even be released due to the mature themes.

Kojima says he has been trying to create more matured-themed games, and Ground Zeroes attempts to tackle some more taboo themes, making it a little risky to release. He also believes that if it is released in its current form at least, that it might not even sell because of being too risque.

“Video games as a medium haven’t matured very much at all in the last 25 years,” explained Kojima.

“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.”

Kojima also says that he is approaching the project as a creator and prioritising “creativity over sales.”

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