PSM3 speculations on MGS5.

#1 Edited by mordukai (7133 posts) -

So Dan Dawkins of PSM3 magazine had a really good, and well researched, article where he speculated on Metal Gear Solid 5. I suggest you go find a copy as it is a real treat for any MGS fan. On any case I thought I'd just give some interesting points from his article.

  • The game will be set in 1970's (1974-1980 to be more precise) Africa and will feature Big Boss.
  • The game will follow events after Peace Walker.
  • Frank Jaeger and Revolver Ocelot will be returning.
  • The plot will focuses on the philosophical dispute between Big Boss and Major Zero which were central to the MGS4 plot.
  • Angola, South Africa, Rhodesia (neé Zimbabwe) and Mozambique were all mentioned as possible locations for the game.
  • Might feature a young Solid Snake.
  • The game might be Open World (though the author clearly stats that that feature could also be a "Project Ogre" related which at this point does not seem to be related to MGS5)
  • The game will be using the Fox Engine.
  • The game will probably be a Next Gen title and would probably be a multi platform release including the PC.

Again, check out his article. He goes into much finer details about his MGS5 speculations.

#2 Posted by randiolo (1090 posts) -

IT does not sound too bad, would have prefered to see young snake again. It will be hard to top Snake Eater if this is what they are going for.

#3 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@randiolo said:

IT does not sound too bad, would have prefered to see young snake again. It will be hard to top Snake Eater if this is what they are going for.

Will be hard to top Snake Eater period. :P

#4 Posted by Zleunamme (650 posts) -

I'm wondering if Kojima Productions is going re-create a modern version of the MSX/NES Metal Gear. Not sure how the open world concept will work out. Maybe similar to Peace Walker where recruits are sent around the world to complete mercenary contracts. The only things known so far is that KP was hiring programmers to work on the new engine. They still working on the Z.O.E HD collection. They working on MGS HD for Vita and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Even with KP outsourcing their work, their plate seems to be full. It will be interesting to speculate what the next Metal Gear game will be. Hideo Kojima will have something up his sleeve.

#5 Posted by Otacon (2208 posts) -

At this point a remake of the MSX titles isn't a question of if but when. As for this speculation, it sounds interesting, they could take the series in some new directions.

#6 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@Otacon said:

At this point a remake of the MSX titles isn't a question of if but when. As for this speculation, it sounds interesting, they could take the series in some new directions.

To me it was amazing to see Kojima referencing that game in MGS 4. It's either complete trust in Metal Gear fans or complete lunacy. Can you imagine the meeting where he said that???

Kojima: And over here i was some Zanzibar Land reference.

Dev Team: You mean from Metal Gear 2?

Kojima: yes.

Dev team: The MSX game?

Kojima: *Dead eye look*

Dev team: Ok...Zanzibar Land reference.

#7 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2088 posts) -

I would like them to dig deeper into the Les Enfants Terribles Project, with Big Boss meeting his "son".

#8 Posted by Rokkaku (221 posts) -

I do like the idea of 70's Africa for a setting very much, Africa is still mostly virgin territory as far as video games go (RE 5 apart, of course), and Zanzibar Land seems to be about the only part of the mythology left to do on modern platforms, unless they add in something entirely new. I just want something from Kojima Prod. that isn't another HD collection or handheld remake! Ideally, their next announcement will finally reveal Project Ogre as a fresh, new IP, but I don't know if Kojima is even interest in establishing a new property at this point. Keep the cinematic style, the weird self referential humour and even the clumsy controls, but please give us a new universe to enjoy! I know you're reading thi...oh, whatever, you're going to be doing Metal Gear for the next 20 years, aren't you?

#9 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1351 posts) -

If it's like peace walker then I want no part in it. The concept sounds promising, though I was hoping the next game would be further into the future and you would play as Sunny and maybe Raidens son John. Then again the Metal Gear universe gets a bit mental the further forward you go so maybe going backwards is a good move.

#10 Posted by Aetheldod (3509 posts) -

I a huge fan of the Metal Gears games , but I think we already have plenty to go around ... a new IP would be better

#11 Posted by FLStyle (4566 posts) -

@mordukai said:

So Dan Dawkins of PSM3 magazine had a really good, and well researched, article where he speculated on Metal Gear Solid 5. I suggest you go find a copy as it is a real treat for any MGS fan. On any case I thought I'd just give some interesting points from his article.

  • The game will be set in 1970's (1974-1980 to be more precise) Africa and will feature Big Boss.
  • The game will follow events after Peace Walker.
  • Frank Jaeger and Revolver Ocelot will be returning.
  • The plot will focuses on the philosophical dispute between Big Boss and Major Zero which were central to the MGS4 plot.
  • Angola, South Africa, Rhodesia (neé Zimbabwe) and Mozambique were all mentioned as possible locations for the game.
  • Might feature a young Solid Snake.
  • The game might be Open World (though the author clearly stats that that feature could also be a "Project Ogre" related which at this point does not seem to be related to MGS5)
  • The game will be using the Fox Engine.
  • The game will probably be a Next Gen title and would probably be a multi platform release including the PC.

Again, check out his article. He goes into much finer details about his MGS5 speculations.

Nothing I couldn't have told you. I've made the mistake before of buying PSM3 magazines solely on a MGS article only to find that they don't know more than I do, it won't be happening again.

#12 Edited by Three0neFive (2286 posts) -

so it's a sequel to a prequel of a sequel that was already a prequel?

fucking japan.

#13 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

@Three0neFive said:

so it's a sequel to a prequel of a sequel that was already a prequel?

fucking japan.

You know, when you put it that way, that definitely makes it sound like a Metal Gear game.

#14 Posted by dropabombonit (1484 posts) -

I think Dan is spot on with this, go look at his GTAV predictions and he was spot on with those

#15 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -

I'm a huge MGS fan and I really dont want MGS 5. They finished the story with 4. Leave it alone and dont fucking ruin it.

#16 Posted by WMWA (1160 posts) -

Whoa, this has been announced? Where the eff have I been?!

#17 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

@wmaustin55: It has not been announced. This is just the speculation of some guy who works for a magazine.

#18 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

I a huge fan of the Metal Gears games , but I think we already have plenty to go around ... a new IP would be better

I think that's why Kojima has that "Project Ogre". Personally I think Kojima likes the Metal Gear universe too much to just let it go. From what it sounds like MGS5 is still at least 2-3 years away so I think by that time people will be ready for a new game in the series.

@wmaustin55 said:

Whoa, this has been announced? Where the eff have I been?!

The game? Not "officially". But Kojima has been dropping hints for the past 12 months on his tweeter account that all point that he is working on it.

#19 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'm a huge MGS fan and I really don't want MGS 5. They finished the story with 4. Leave it alone and don't fucking ruin it.

Well I really don't think it's gonna hurt anything MGS 4 did because it's gonna go back in time to the years Big Boss spent as a mercenary after his first dispute with Major Zero. it's really a part of the MGS timeline that was never really fully flushed out. I trust Kojima in that. He hasn't let me down before. Besides, if it means playing as Big Boss again then I'm all for it. Also, if young Solid Snake is featured then it'll be awesome seeing him meeting Big Boss for the first time. I was always fascinated by the Father/Son relationship between those two. Big Boss might have hated Major Zero for what he did but I think deep down he had some love for Solid.

#20 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -
@mordukai Possibly but I would just like developers to sometimes just quit before they end up ruining the series. I get why they don't. Business and art side of the industry are constantly at odds. I just dont think anything more needs to be explained.

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