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Why Kojima’s E3 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Presentation Won’t Be Public

Kojima shares why their private E3 presentation for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won't be open to the public or on the internet.

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Twiggy1168d ago

Herpaderp move Kojima, the public buy your games, not the press.

DragonKnight1168d ago

E3 is not even supposed to be for the public in the first place though. The various publishers allow for the public to view their presentations if they wish, but E3 is essentially a press only event designed to sell the idea of games to investors, it hasn't been a public event for years. Kojima is technically following the rules for this one, but it just shows a lack of confidence in my opinion because you know he's going to make the press he invites sign some hefty NDAs.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1168d ago

^ Can't see why people disagree with this. E3 was originally a Press and Stockholder/Investment show. The change is pretty recent to public and not by much either.

Knightshade1168d ago

I'm invited. No NDA at all. Not sure where you are getting that sort of idea, but I've never in 15 years signed an NDA at E3. A lot of other events? Sure. E3? Never.

abstractel1168d ago

I disagree with it because it's not what it is anymore. E3 has become _the_ yearly event for game publishers to show off their games to the public. You can even get in to the event even if you don't work in the industry, if you are willing to pay $750 -- but that's not the point. E3 has grown into the defining event of the year for gamers.

Showing off a game behind closed doors at E3 doesn't make much sense to me. You can hold press events like so many others do and it won't make gamers feel left out because they usually don't hear about it until the embargo is up.

abstractel1168d ago

Kojima said:

“Back in the day, a lot of people lined up, came to look at trailers and whatnot because it all spread word of mouth… and we wanna recreate that… that feeling. And we’re gonna have exclusive gameplay only at E3, it’s not going to be online.”

I agree it used to be great, the mystery and rumors etc. but I disagree that it can be recreated today. Better to live in the present than try to recreate the past.

DragonKnight1168d ago

"I disagree with it because it's not what it is anymore. E3 has become _the_ yearly event for game publishers to show off their games to the public. You can even get in to the event even if you don't work in the industry, if you are willing to pay $750 -- but that's not the point. E3 has grown into the defining event of the year for gamers."

That is completely by the choice of the publishers, not because that's what it is. It IS a press and stockholder show, it ISN'T a public event by design. If publishers chose to allow the public to view their stuff, that's their choice, but the public isn't the main demographic for E3 and hasn't been for a long time.

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PurpatraitorMGS1168d ago

I was absolutely pumped to see it..

I forgot that the press are as die hard as i am when it comes to MGS!

0P-Tigrex1168d ago

It must be too graphic for E3.

NovusTerminus1168d ago

Ya know, the 5min trailer should still launch to the public right? We just won't get the 30min demo.

inmusicutrust1168d ago

I take it the 30 min gameplay is nothing more than a typical press preview. Just done during a major event because sooo many media outlets will already be there. Seems like a great time to do a press preview IMO.

TomahawkX1168d ago

us unworthy, unwashed peasants aren't deemed important enough to show the game to because we don't write stupid opinionated/biased game reviews for a living... No, we just shelled out $30 for a friggin demo, that's all.....

salty yes.

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