Kojima: For the sake of the story, sometimes we sacrifice consistencies

In an interview with Kotaku (held today in New York) Kojima said it is a challenge to keep a consistent story keeping all events in the saga in mind. He also added he wouldn’t be surprised if there are some minor inconsistencies in Metal Gear Solid V’s story.

“The most important part is writing something that is fun, something that is impressive, something that is better than it was before, so sometimes in the interest of doing this, of having a better experience, we sacrifice some consistencies in the story. I hope the fans and players understand this, but I need to write the best we can, even if there are some small discrepancies.”

This is nothing new to the series, Kojima has always changed small things if it suited the story. In fact, there are already some things in Metal Gear Solid V that could be considered inconsistent, such as Big Boss’s mechanical arm.


Kotaku will have more details from the interview next Friday, at 9AM.

Source: Kotaku

  • PrinceHeir

    i think it really depends on his mood.

    i remember him saying MGS2 or MGS3 was supposed to be his last game then suddenly changes his mind.

    even MGSV he did recalled at first it was supposed to be his last game for awhile.

    in any case, i just hope he does remake the first two MSX games.

    those games is pretty much a different game now if you tried to piece it together within the franchise.

  • Golgari

    Not really sure that you can call big Boss’s “mechanical arm” inconsistent because in MGS4 it was 2014 year and technology there was pretty much advanced and maybe BB could change his mechanical arm by that time.

    • Fraaancis

      Yeah, by other Liquid’s hand..oh wait..

      – LIQUID!

    • Two

      BB was incinerated by solid snake during the Zanzibar land disturbance.
      They used body parts from solidus and liquid to recreate BB, but he stayed in a coma until the patriots were destroyed . So BB could lose every limb over the course of mgs v and the original mg series and would still be considerd “consistent”.

    • Nyxus

      Yeah, but what I mean is they obviously didn’t think of him having a mechanical arm before, it’s something they came up with for this game. I think this is the sort of thing Kojima is talking about.

  • Fredy Carius

    maybe we can expect an appearance of a young Solid Snake? maybe??

    maybe voiced by DH?? maybeee?

    maybe not…

    • Nyxus

      It’s not impossible, since it’s pretty likely that Eli is Liquid. But I think Solid would be too young to be voiced by Hayter, unless there is another jump in time.

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