Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima recently revealed on Twitter that he aims to make one of his characters in The Phantom Pain more "erotic" to encourage cosplay and increased sales on figurines. In Q&A session, Kojima clarifies his stance regarding the comments he made.
"Maybe the phrase 'erotic' wasn't really [the correct word for] what I was trying to say," Kojima said . "What I'm really trying to do is create unique characters. One of those is, of course, Big "Quiet" Boss. He's a really unique character, I wanted to add that sexiness to him. It wasn't really supposed to be erotic, but sexy."
"This well chosen outfit is very useful for combat.", Kojima adds "It's a well protective design that allows the player to crouch on rough grounds, to jump, to swim or join any kind of battle."
"Also with the new weather features of Fox Engine, you'll be able to experience rain, snow, or even wind as they show as real effects on Big "Quiet" Boss's skin. On really sunny days you'll have to make sure to use the games new feature 'sun protection', to create a wellshaped tan that will hide you well on desert grounds."
Talking about the tights that Big "Quiet" Boss is now wearing, Kojima added: "The old battle armors were stiff and clumsy and did not really give enough freedom for all the complex moves that Big "Quiet" Boss is going to be making while snaking through the Desert. His new outfit will allow a lot of more moving features while protecting his testicles and nipples at the same time."
"Another special feature of this outfit“, Kojima said smiling"and I am really proud to say that, will be the feature to customize this outfit in all colours and textures you can imagine. Those will be collectible throughout the game and we did our very best to make them look as real as possible. For a special version of the tights, for instance, we brought a Flamingo to our studio and had a 360% scan made."
"You're going to notice [when you play,] but there's limited dialogue with [Metal Gear Solid V], and for that reason we really want to show the characteristic from each character," Kojima said. "Sexy could be for guys, weapons, vehicles, it's really that characteristic, and "Quiet" Boss's new outfit is going to demonstrate that."
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For some of you I feel it is important that I am hereby confirming, that this is really a parody. I have been a fan of the MGS games for round about 13 years, and been a member of MGSTUS for a long time. I have seen all the silly and funny jokes those games offer, so I would love to have this outfit as a DLC to round things up!
Lastly, Kojima is not the only one who uses women to market his product. What honors him in that sense is that he openly says "yes, I am doing this for marketing purposes". In my eyes this is insanely clever, because I don't think that anyone of us could quickly name a (famous) game developer who (lately) did the same. It results in MGS reaching more people and target groups that now are talking about it (if that is a good or a bad thing I don't want to judge).
And there Kojima has contributed something very important once again, because this subject deserves discussion, by having something designed that is so much over the top. It in a way parodizes all the female characters that we happen to see in video games and makes people think. And isn't that the most important thing about something? That you meet it with awareness? (And that wouldn't be his first time, by the way. To me one of his strongest messages was given in MGS4, as he put critique on people who join the military just because of video games.)