Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Phantom Pain Is Over 200 Times Bigger Than Ground Zeroes, Kojima Confirms

The Phantom Pain Is Over 200 Times Bigger Than Ground Zeroes, Kojima Confirms

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is coming out this month on last and current-gen systems, but many have called the game an elaborate demo in preparation for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and in a recent interview, Kojima added more truth to the notion, making known that The Phantom Pain is a whopping 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes.

Said Kojima:

“I’ll be honest here: this wasn’t necessarily a strategic move. The Phantom Pain is roughly over 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes… I knew we couldn’t hit a game that big for next-gen launch date [22nd February for the PS4 in Japan], and we didn’t have any Japanese titles that were available for launch… At that time Ground Zeroes was almost complete, and a lot of fans asked for a product out there, so that’s the decision I took.”

“If I can’t make The Phantom Pain on time, but the product is there I might as well deliver it for the people,” he added. “So that was the reasoning behind this move, though I didn’t do too much thinking on what would happen after that.”

Kojima further explained that he wanted Ground Zeroes to get people excited about big-budget next-gen games: “A lot of people are losing interest in these high end games,” he lamented.

“They’re mainly interested in these mobile games, these social games, and with next-gen coming up I wanted to show people that this was still fun, that this was still something that’s worth playing… that’s part of the reason I decided to move ahead and just put out the product.”

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