Yup, this old thing seems to be showing it’s ugly face again.
Konami have recently announced they are doing a “Definitive Edition” for MGSV. Why is it a definitive edition. Because it contains Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain and the DLC all in one package. Why has it caused such an uproar? Because of the infamous Chapter 3.
If you read in my blog post when I finished V, I went on about the ending and that I understand why it got cut as a developer, but as a fan I was obviously disappointed. Instead of doing it though, a weird spin off called “Survive” is coming (the less said about that, the better), but that is a different story.
Of course the internet is the internet and people are annoyed, but I don’t think Konami handled it particularly well recently. Someone legitimately asked, OK, can you “finish” the game. It is widely known the game was “unfinished” with some major plat points left out and that Psycho Mantis’ and Eli’s storylines don’t get finished off. However, Konami have done the stupid thing and have denied that this happened.
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) August 30, 2016
OK, not denied, but it is political phrasing for “stop asking about it”.
Instead of talking about a weird money-grab spin off. why not just say “More will be known in the future”. Someone at Konami must be smart enough to realise that this is a blessing in disguise. They can make a WHOLE NEW Metal Gear Game that finishes off that arc that isn’t open world and feels more like 3.
Now, I’m hoping this is already happening, but by not letting people know at this point, they are just pushing their fans further and further away. And if they aren’t and they are just going to leave those plot holes open, well they are not going to get the fans back anyway, so really instead of slapping Metal Gear onto random zombie games they should just use the tech to make new games. And before you say “yeah but the fans are not a large number”, that game sold 6 million odd units and got 9/10 from a number of publications.
Food for thought