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Metal Gear Solid 5 Is Apparently Happening

You cannot stop the unstoppable.

The upcoming issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK will have Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima on the cover, and will apparently reveal his plans for the unannounced Metal Gear Solid 5.

You didn’t really think Kojima would leave the series behind after the last one, did you? C'mon, son.

Konami has not separately confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5, and it’s possible Kojima is hypothetically speaking about a sequel to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Kojima just finished work on Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, has been teasing something new on Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine, and is also overseeing Zone of the Enders HD Collection. Metal Gear Solid: Rising will also be unveiled (again) at Spike TV's Video Game Awards awards next month, a game that he's working on but did not write or direct.

I’ve contacted Konami about today’s news, though I don’t expect to hear much (if anything) back.

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Posted by patrickklepek

The upcoming issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK will have Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima on the cover, and will apparently reveal his plans for the unannounced Metal Gear Solid 5.

You didn’t really think Kojima would leave the series behind after the last one, did you? C'mon, son.

Konami has not separately confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5, and it’s possible Kojima is hypothetically speaking about a sequel to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Kojima just finished work on Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, has been teasing something new on Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine, and is also overseeing Zone of the Enders HD Collection. Metal Gear Solid: Rising will also be unveiled (again) at Spike TV's Video Game Awards awards next month, a game that he's working on but did not write or direct.

I’ve contacted Konami about today’s news, though I don’t expect to hear much (if anything) back.

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Posted by CaLe

Something is happening in my pants too.

Posted by Sinful

woooooooooot

Posted by bkbroiler

!

Posted by Swick

Snaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

Posted by Atilac

I can't wait for more of Kojima's poorly written and poorly edited dialogue.

Posted by MattBodega

Poor Kojima. Trapped in an endless cycle of Metal Gear games.

Posted by 42manZ

Cool

Posted by Little_Socrates
Posted by ThePhantomnaut

METAL GEAR.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Fuck! I haven't even played Metal Gear Solid 4. When's that 360 port coming? *waits for PS3 fanboys to yell at me, only to realize that this isn't GameSpot*

Posted by BulletproofMonk

@MattBodega:

What makes you think he's trapped?

Posted by Marz

it'll probably be a remake of the old games before MGS1.   Zanzibar Land and Outer Heaven here we go again.. am i right!?

Edited by DaBuddaDa

Why is it such a shock that there will be a fifth game in a series? Shit, Call of Duty has had 5 releases in 4 years time since 2007.

Posted by Th3_James

I just want to replay MGS3 on 360 after I am done Skyrim completely. I didn't like MGS4 that much, but I will play MGS5.

I wonder what music device snake will use in this one.

Posted by SuperWristBands

Super happy about this. Metal Gear Solid games have been consistently amazing since MGS 3. That includes all the side games especially Portable Ops.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

@MattBodega said:

Poor Kojima. Trapped in an endless cycle of Metal Gear games.

I swear, it makes me think of Chappelle's Show and how unforgettable his content were that fans make it a nightmare to him outside the program.

Posted by NTM

Crab... battle.

Posted by MuddyDonut

Must change pants

Posted by WJist

Kojima is going to be making MGS games until he's dust. Not sure how to feel about this. Love the games, but MGS20 is going to be weird when Solid Snake's great great grandson's leg starts talking to an AI of OG Otacon.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

But...Zone of the Enders. Damn it, Kojima.

Posted by white_sox

Excellent. I wasn't a big fan of the ZoE games so I'm much happier seeing him gearing up for another MGS. I think I'd rather have another prequel instead of a direct sequel to MGS4.

Posted by Brodehouse

There's room in the Metal Gear fiction for stories, even more Snake stories... but not past MGS4 in the timeline.  Show Young Snake before the Outer Heaven incident in Metal Gear, or show him between Zanzibarland and Shadow Moses.  If you have to set it after MGS4, for the love of fuck, retire Snake as the playable character.  I think we'd all feel better if we could watch Snake die in peace.
 
MGS5, you play as Raiden, and you're forced to kill Snake to prevent nuclear war.  Here lies a patriot who saved the world.

Edited by rbanke

I really don't like the pessimistic headlines. 'Oh i guess this is a thing' 'yea, that's happening apparently' etc etc. It's not only you that does this Patrick. It's just irritating. Some people might be excited for that next game that you guys apparently couldn't give a shit about. And if that isn't the intent of the headline, it certainly conveys a jaded tone.

Posted by Afroman269

Surprise

Posted by WalkerTR77

Clarkson yes.

I'll happily play as 20 something, badass Sunny & Raidens son. Breaking peoples necks like I'm making sunny side eggs.

Posted by Okari

Dude is going to have to leave Konami if he ever wants to get out of his Metal Gear hell.

Posted by Enigma777

Sweet. You can never have too much Metal Gear.

Posted by bennym6

CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by GetEveryone

@Brodehouse said:

There's room in the Metal Gear fiction for stories, even more Snake stories... but not past MGS4 in the timeline. Show Young Snake before the Outer Heaven incident in Metal Gear, or show him between Zanzibarland and Shadow Moses. If you have to set it after MGS4, for the love of fuck, retire Snake as the playable character. I think we'd all feel better if we could watch Snake die in peace. MGS5, you play as Raiden, and you're forced to kill Snake to prevent nuclear war. Here lies a patriot who saved the world.

Didn't Snake effectively die at the end of 4? I know it wasn't explicitly shown, but it was a pretty large thematic point...

If they brought him back again, then a lot of what makes 4 great is lost.

Posted by Eribuster

Snake can escape detection but Kojima can't escape Metal Gear.

I don't mind if it gets me more crazy cutscenes in a video game.

Posted by dvorak

It better kill off Snake. Him dying at the end would have been pretty poetic. Could always play as a Snake clone in another one anyway.

I'm totally willing to play another MGS as I've pretty much loved all the main entries in the series. I'm willing to bet that it's 4+ years and another console in the future though.

Posted by RobertOrri

Where's my MGS4 trophies, Konami?

Posted by Vinyl

METAL GEAR!?

Posted by Maitimo

They should really wipe the slate clean and start a new continuity or something. The mechanics are fine, but the story stuff is just so messy and incoherent they just need rid of it.

Posted by Jayzilla

@bennym6 said:

CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

way to go out on a huge limb.

Posted by RockAction

i hope this is actual news on a future product and not just ''i'd like to do metal gear 5 one day" or ''if i was going to do mgs5 this is how it would go" just to sell magazines,

if its genuinely a new title in the mgs franchise then i'm extremely happy and shocked at the same time, i wonder how/when/where and with which character it'll take place

more metal gear is good with me, just hope its real

also, considering they have rising possibly coming out 2012 and new consoles rumours are starting again with a 2012/2013 launch,

would announcing mgs5 not mean announcing a new console as well as it would be at least two years after rising?

seems strange but i'm hopeful, even just to hear news on rising

Posted by Liquidus

Jesus, I hope this is not true. MGS4 ended the series perfectly. Kojima, I love you and all but come on, man.

Posted by Vinyl

@RobertOrri: Konami's too busy putting out classics like Otomedius Excellent, bro.

Posted by drew327

@MattBodega: I am trapped there too, I guess. It's not so bad!

Posted by CyleMoore

They already did it with Peace Walker, but other than that YES!!!! I know he has to do it just to pay the bills though since it sells so well.

Posted by drew327

@Liquidus: I would agree if Snake shot himself, but since they didn't have the guts to do that...

Posted by UltimAXE

"Oh, by the way: There was another clone of Big Boss that nobody ever mentions ever or knew about!"

For the love of God, please don't do that. I like Snake just as much as the next guy, but let's move on. I guess that you could have him be a clone of Snake instead, or a clone of Big Boss' new corpse, or go in a million other directions, though. The fanbase is so rabid that that's probably what Kojima will have to do, and that's a bit of a shame.

Posted by bcjohnnie

Please god JUST TELL ME DOES IT HAVE TRANSFARRING OR NOT?

Posted by Liquidus

@drew327 said:

@Liquidus: I would agree if Snake shot himself, but since they didn't have the guts to do that...

Yeah but it's basically stated at the end of MGS4 that he'll be dead in like 3 months. If they go back on that, I'll completely disown whatever MGS5 is and never forgive Kojima.

Posted by BlueWolverine

Let your horribly written series die Kojima. Work on something different, and actually make it have gameplay that isn't interrupted with every 10 steps.