Hideo Kojima, who is responsible for the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,” recently talked a little bit about the troubles he went through with the classic video game, “Policenauts.” The game director hinted through Twitter on July 29, that the project had some development and advertising issues.
According to Hideo Kojima, the “concept, screen writing and script” for an early version of “Policenauts” were finished by 1991. However, development for the full video game won’t be completed until 1994. Furthermore, the product received no advertising when it came out for the NEC PC-9821 in Japan. The game director mentioned that no one was buying “Policenauts” when he visited a store during launch day.
The classic video game would be ported to the 3DO, Playstation and Sega Saturn in the following two years. During this time, Hideo Kojima stated that it was a “tough time” for “Policenauts” as Konami was restructuring at that time.
“Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” shouldn’t suffer from the same advertising issues as “Policenauts.” The “Metal Gear” brand is easily the best-selling franchise for Konami Digital Entertainment.
Hideo Kojima is leading the development of “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. You can take a look at some screenshots from the upcoming video game, which does not have an official release date, in the slideshow at the top of this article. You can pre-order the systems from Amazon in the following links: PS4 and Xbox One