Zone of the Enders sequel on hold

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I hope you weren’t patiently waiting for Hideo Kojima to put aside all his mysterious Metal Gear Solid 5 work aside and get going on a new Zone of the Enders – because while work on that had started, it’s now been put on hold.

The reason? The recently released Zone of the Enders HD Collection – available for PS3 and Xbox 360 – hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. In doing the conversion, the team behind the re-release bumped the gameplay from its 30 fps to 60fps, but the classic gameplay’s suffered. The collection will soon be receiving a PS3 patch to fix issues – but negative fan feedback has weighed heavy on Kojima’s soul.

Enough, apparently, to disband the entire team behind it and the impending ‘The Enders Project,’ an intended sequel. As a result, Kojima would like to  “re-evaluate the franchise” before taking it any further.

Zone of the Enders was released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001, and has since spawned an infinitely better sequel, a Game Boy Advance spinoff, an animated feature film movie, and a twenty-six episode anime series.

Do you even care? I certainly don’t. I’m not exactly a big Kojima fan as it is, but Z.O.E is one of his series that’s completely failed to excite me.

Last Updated: May 6, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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