Earlier when a lucky few managed to get their hands on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, it was discovered that the game took roughly 2 hours to complete. This certainly does not sound like a lengthy game, and Hideo Kojima has stated that the game was meant to be replayed multiple times.
Now the good news is that if you were worried that Ground Zeroes would be short, you can rest assured that the next Metal Gear Solid V title, Phantom Pain, will be anything but short as Kojima has revealed that Phantom Pain is apparently 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes.
Speaking with IGN, Kojima was quoted as saying, “The Phantom Pain has the risk that people won’t be able to finish the story as it will be more than 200x bigger than Ground Zeroes.” If anything this is a stark contrast to what Kojima said when he defended Ground Zeroes’ short gameplay.
According to Kojima back then, “This is not a linear game like the past. GZ offers freedom of approach & play style, which we hope players will enjoy over & over without boring. I believe people will be satisfied with the “Play Time” of GZ and will not stress the “Clear Time,” which is a standard for linear games.”
While Kojima wouldn’t disclose the number of missions that gamers can expect in Phantom Pain, he did say that there would be a lot that gamers can look forward to. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is pegged for a release on the 18th of March while Phantom Pain’s release date still remains a mystery.