I imagine PC piracy could be a factor in the decision, to at least delay that impact.
This is Japan, they do silly things like that even if it only minimally mitigating a problem. Like region locking and preventing reverse importation.People are gonna pirate it for xbox 360 and PS3 a week in advance as with most game leaks on those consoles not to mention if someone was gonna pirate it on PC they are just gonna wait.
I fully understand what you mean but it's a silly reason.
Anyone else think the whole "Snake was an extension of the player all along and thus he'll be mostly a silent protagonist in V" is utter bullshit?
Either Kojima will make a story excuse for that change (i.e. this isn't Big Boss but an entirely different clone/character) or he's losing it. Big Boss and Solid Snake were always characters with lots of personality and had a lot to say. MGS has never had a silent protagonist who the character was supposed to project themselves in, MGS was about having characters the player wanted to be like or be with, why start now?
I hope it's just Kojima being a troll and preparing a major plot twist because if it's anything other than that I'll be dissapointed. My hype for MGSV is already rock bottom as is.
If that's truly why then all the more reason to cry foul about this. I mean, Jesus, if you don't have enough money to pay the actor that's going to voice your main character, who has always had lots of dialogue in past games, then you hire another less expensive actor!!! At this point I'm not even whining about letting Hayter go. It's about betraying Big Boss' character! Snake was never supposed to be a Dragon Quest main character with a blank slate or Link from Zelda. He had a very definite personality and backstory.I honestly think that when they switched to keifer, they had to accomodate for the fact that he's usually unavailable for long periods of time due to tv or film shootings and that he probably costs alot of money. and maybe that fell in line with their new vision of a new open ended mgs...
Really? I never got the impression MGS was pushing any boundaries.