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‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ director talks extended gameplay hours

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Hideo Kojima has provided a response in regards to a recent controversy surrounding his upcoming multiplatform video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.” According to a report by VG247 on Feb. 6, the game director stated that the upcoming title comes with five addition side missions aside from the main campaign, which was previously reported to take less than two hours to be completed.

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Hideo Kojima also added that all of the levels feature “Trial Records” for players to compete against each other’s scores online. The video game is also more open when compared to the previous “Metal Gear Solid” installments, giving the players multiple options to finishing an assignment. The game director believed that community will be “satisfied with the play time” while adding that the gameplay hours is “standard” when compared to linear games. You can find some “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.” screenshots in the slideshow to the left of this article and the full response below:

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes includes the main mission alongside five side ops. All missions include elements such as Trial Records, where players can compete against each other online. This is not a linear game like [in] the past. Ground Zeroes offers freedom of approach and play style, which we hope players will enjoy over and over again without boring [them]. I believe people will be satisfied with the play time of Ground Zeroes and will not stress the Clear Time, which is a standard for linear games.

Fans are upset that the main mission of “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” takes less than a couple of hours to finished. The video game is priced between $19.99 and $39.99 depending on the platform choice and delivery method. It will be published by Konami Digital Entertainment on March 18th for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.