By Stan Rezaee
After Jason Schreier of Kotaku reported that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes might be two hours long, there has been a backlash among many fans who feel its a greed fulled gimmick to milk extra cash from gamers.
News sites that have reported on the rumor have had their comment section flooded with fans denouncing the game or arguing among each other. Meanwhile arguments have erupted on sites like N4G while others fear Konami is starting to become like EA.
In late 2013; Hideo Kojima defended his action of breaking the game in two parts because he wanted fans to get a early hands on experience since it's unclear when The Phantom Pain would be ready.
While Kojima has not made any official comments, several people involved in the development have spoken to media outlets to address the rumors. In an interview with GameSpot, Jordan Amaro defended the short game time by comparing the game with Dear Esther and the novella Candide.
Nick Calandra of SPOnly was able to contact Kojima personal assistant, via Twitter, for a comment. She has called the article "false" and has assured concerned gamers that its not an over priced demo.
Game Informer also published an article that attempts to explain the misunderstand while address the concern of gamers.
However these response have done little to assure gamers and maybe an official statement by Kojima might ease the tension.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be the tenth game in the official canonical and will be acting as the prologue for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game will be released on March 18 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One but gamers can pre-order it now.