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Designer defends Metal Gear Solid V's running time

A Production Designer for Kojami Productions has defended reports that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros lasts only two hours.

A designer for Kojima Productions, the developers of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros, has defended the game’s running time.

As reported earlier, Game Informer recently previewed the upcoming stealth game and they reported that the running time of the game they played was just under two hours.

Now, Production Designer Jordan Amaro has defended the incredibly short running time, telling Gamespot that the issue has been “trumped up”.

He told Gamespot: “Are Journey and Dear Esther long? [Voltaire’s 18th-century writing Candide] is like a hundred pages at most, yet they are masterpieces of video game and literature. This smearing will not stain and affect what we’re aiming to achieve with MGS, the game industry in Japan, or video games as a whole.”

“I want people to celebrate the new MGS like we used to. I’m not dismissing their concerns. But this [issue surrounding the game’s length] has been trumped-up.”

We reached out to Konami, the publishers, earlier – so far, no word back.

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