Where do zombies fit in…?
An extended demo for Metal Gear Survive was shown at the Tokyo Game Show this past weekend. In addition to looking boring as all hell, the game drew the attention of Metal Gear series creator, Hideo Kojima. His response wasn’t exactly enthusiastic.
In an interview posted on IGN, Kojima was asked if the idea for Survive had come from him. He responded, “That’s nothing to do with me.” Yoji Shinkawa, a former designer on the Metal Gear series also added, “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it.”
Confusingly, Kojima then stated, “The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage. Where do zombies fit in with that?” I can see where he is coming from, but Metal Gear Solid V had zombies in it, so what is the difference?
Either way, at least I’m not alone in my apathy for Survive. For all intents and purposes, it could end up pretty great, but I don’t see that happening. That 15-minute video has a lot of re-purposed assets from The Phantom Pain and that always drives me insane.