Eurogamer spoke to Hideo Kojima at the Tokyo Game Show about the interactivity of the torture scene present in the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer. Kojima emphaticly denied the torture scene would be playable, saying “I didn’t want to go as far as having playable torture… The part of Metal Gear Solid 5 that has torture is non-playable.”
Kojima also stated his belief that intense scenes, like the Metal Gear Solid V torture scene, are necessary. “It’s something that needs to be done… As the expressiveness of video games goes up, if you want to go beyond that it’s not something you can avoid,” Kojima said. However, Kojima also made clear that the violence should only be there if the story calls for it, saying “If the violence will give new emotions that are important to the game, I want to put it in there, especially with this game where one of the main topics is revenge. I don’t want to walk around that.”
Scenes like the torture of Quiet are getting more attention after certain scenes from Grand Theft Auto V have been getting attention this week. What do you think? Are scenes like this acceptable? Disgusting? Do you not care either way? Let us know in the comments.