Today we have some news on the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Sadly don’t get your hopes up for any news on a remake, at least not for now. The news today is regarding the fifth game or more importantly the prologue release. That was Ground Zeroes, which served as a taster at the time for The Phantom Pain. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is nine years old believe it or not and today we have a reflection on the launch. This comes from none other than Hideo Kojima himself.
If you recall, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the full game that followed shortly after, The Phantom Pain, were Hideo Kojima’s farewell to the series. He soon left Konami on not the most positive of terms. This story today comes from his Twitter postings and the story was picked up Games Radar. Though from this, it does seem people didn’t fully understand what Ground Zeroes was set to do.
What Was Wanted For Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
It seems that Ground Zeroes was originally intended to be the prologue to The Phantom Pain and was an experiment according to Kojima. He says he’d “thought of offering an episodic format, like a streamed drama, where one episode is produced and distributed. GZ was meant to be an experiment”. However, as we know this is far from how the game turned out. Though it would be interesting to see the game as he intended. Sadly we know that’s not likely to happen.