One thing that’s especially clear after Metal Gear Solid V’s red band trailer, is that this game is going to be very heavy and serious. Torture, child soldiers, graphic scenes, racial themes, it looks like they will all be prominent in this next installment. According to Kojima, he simply never told the Konami executives about the heavy theme of ‘race’.
During an interview with Computer and Videogames, the game director explained this is a story he wanted to tell. He wanted this game to be about more than simply shooting.
“I wanted to make a game with a deep theme and change the industry. So we went and made a game that most suited the story that I wanted to tell.”
Kojima has stated earlier he does have concerns about whether this game will actually get made due to the taboos. ‘We’ll see what happens’, he said in this interview.