Turns Out Metal Gear Solid 5 Talk Was a False Alarm

  • 176 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Posted by patrickklepek (5581 posts) -
Snake approves of this foreign drink, but probably doesn't approve of misleading his fans.

Shame on you, Official PlayStation Magazine UK.

The publication teased a cover story with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima with a line about Metal Gear Solid 5, strongly implying he would be revealing the first details on the unannounced sequel within.

Turns out that’s not true, and OPM UK let the story linger the entire weekend before clearing the air. It doesn’t help that Konami didn’t issue its own clarification, instead telling me my request for comment was passed onto the UK division of the company, and nothing came back.

OPM UK published a more elaborate quote today:

“I think we’ll probably have to make it [MGS5] at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea,” he reportedly said. “As far as my involvement in the project is concerned, [it] probably won’t be as much as it was with MGS1--maybe I can do just one stage! For MGS1 I made the maps myself, laid out the enemy routes myself, did everything hands-on--that level I can’t do again.”

In other words, it’s not in active development, it’s not a real thing, and it was purely hypothetical conjecture on the part of Kojima--sorry, Koj. In other words, a complete non-story.

The result was an article on Giant Bomb that was misleading at best, a falsehood at worst. That’s embarrassing, and it’s why I barely ever run news that isn’t straight from the horse’s mouth or the result of my own eyes-on, ears-on reporting. And it’s why I’ll refrain from publishing anything from OPM UK again anytime soon. I’m not about to encourage what was purely link bait.

I linked to the new story from OPM UK only as proof of its existence. I’d encourage you not to click on it.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (5581 posts) -
Snake approves of this foreign drink, but probably doesn't approve of misleading his fans.

Shame on you, Official PlayStation Magazine UK.

The publication teased a cover story with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima with a line about Metal Gear Solid 5, strongly implying he would be revealing the first details on the unannounced sequel within.

Turns out that’s not true, and OPM UK let the story linger the entire weekend before clearing the air. It doesn’t help that Konami didn’t issue its own clarification, instead telling me my request for comment was passed onto the UK division of the company, and nothing came back.

OPM UK published a more elaborate quote today:

“I think we’ll probably have to make it [MGS5] at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea,” he reportedly said. “As far as my involvement in the project is concerned, [it] probably won’t be as much as it was with MGS1--maybe I can do just one stage! For MGS1 I made the maps myself, laid out the enemy routes myself, did everything hands-on--that level I can’t do again.”

In other words, it’s not in active development, it’s not a real thing, and it was purely hypothetical conjecture on the part of Kojima--sorry, Koj. In other words, a complete non-story.

The result was an article on Giant Bomb that was misleading at best, a falsehood at worst. That’s embarrassing, and it’s why I barely ever run news that isn’t straight from the horse’s mouth or the result of my own eyes-on, ears-on reporting. And it’s why I’ll refrain from publishing anything from OPM UK again anytime soon. I’m not about to encourage what was purely link bait.

I linked to the new story from OPM UK only as proof of its existence. I’d encourage you not to click on it.

#2 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

i knew it how did people get so mislead is crazy. they asked him and he gave a vague answer

#3 Posted by kerse (2117 posts) -

lol wow.

#4 Posted by President_Barackbar (3467 posts) -

That's a really shitty thing for them to do.

#5 Posted by DonutFever (3554 posts) -

Daa-yum.

#6 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Relax, Pat baby. We forgive you.

#7 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

"Video game journalism has changed." (in Old Snake's voice)

#8 Edited by Three0neFive (2297 posts) -

cool journalism, industry

#9 Posted by Mob7645 (16 posts) -

you look like a sick raccoon =D

#10 Posted by Tan (425 posts) -

HA! Oh kojima.

#11 Posted by Vitor (2823 posts) -

Don't beat yourself up too much about it Patrick - I've seen other sites do far, far worse for a story and the level of professional integrity and fact checking is pretty high on this site (bar that one time with that Brad Nicholson article but I digress...) so I'm sure most will let it slide.

OPM UK however, I've got words for you...

#12 Posted by chw (101 posts) -

Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore.
Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore.
Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore.
Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore.

#13 Posted by boylie (305 posts) -

Dick move, foreign magazine

#14 Posted by BlizzardBuffalo (15 posts) -

damn

#15 Posted by AlexW00d (6305 posts) -

People actually believed that he would announce MGS5 in a fucking Magazine?

Online
#16 Posted by CaLe (4020 posts) -

"That level I can't do again" -- I hate hearing this from devs who get so far up in a company that they never actually want to get in there and make shit any more.

#17 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

I wanted more MGS....

#18 Posted by august (3853 posts) -

Nanomachines.

#19 Posted by Jolt92 (1559 posts) -

I knew it.

It's OK Patrick don't beat yourself up about it.

#20 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1064 posts) -

Snake? Snake? SNNNNAAAKKKEE!

#21 Posted by leejunfan83 (998 posts) -

best news actually

#22 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

I would have have been so excited if it were true, but now I'm sighing with relief, because I'm happy it's not. I'm a strange person.

#23 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Technically, they were not wrong...

#24 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1064 posts) -

So.... is it cool if i put OPM UK as the publisher and magazine as the platform for that MGS5 wiki?

#25 Edited by bybeach (4899 posts) -

I don't care if another one was ever made.

But then I I don't care if another one was ever made

Somehows I mean 2 different things. All I want if for Octagon to stop staring at anime porn, sleeping with his stepmother in a furry suit, and have a normal life so he may indeed have tears to cry, again..

.@Lego_My_Eggo said:

Snake? Snake? SNNNNAAAKKKEE!

We will go with this maybe.

#26 Posted by bkbroiler (1636 posts) -

?

#27 Posted by giant_frying_pan (64 posts) -

I don't think what OPM printed was misleading or unprofessional. It's just standard UK tabloid magazine fare (i.e. not GamesTM or Edge).

Not for a second did I actually believe there would be anything more than there was on MGS 5, but you can't really say that what emerged wasn't 'the latest details on MGS 5' It's just not what anyone wanted to hear.

#28 Posted by Irvandus (2881 posts) -

@Winternet said:

Relax, Pat baby. We forgive you.

#29 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Aw. D=

#30 Posted by MadLaughter (202 posts) -

Thanks for the clarification Patrick, don't worry about it.

#31 Posted by Swick (223 posts) -

I still trust you, Patrick. Though OPM... for shame.

#32 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -

This is the best bit of false newsery that I've ever heard of, bar none.

#33 Posted by DeanoXD (608 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

People actually believed that he would announce MGS5 in a fucking Magazine?

This is why i don't feel bad for Patrick, he made his choice to go with the story and he feels but hurt about it, but he is a professional and a adult and he should take responsibility for his actions and let it go.

And just to be clear i like and respect Patrick and that has not changed so keep up the good work.

#34 Posted by ZmillA (2273 posts) -

I have to admit, pat baby is growing on me lol

#35 Posted by Vortextk (420 posts) -

lmao "encourage you not to click it"  I love that shit.

#36 Posted by radnaksidamha (9 posts) -

I honestly don't mind the occasional false rumour; it was spreading like wildfire over the weekend and was becoming pretty hard to ignore. I'm just glad our news team didn't post that PETA tanooki suit crap

#37 Posted by SilverPR (33 posts) -

One of the examples Future Media is so desperate for sales and eventually will be a afterthought in the near future.

#38 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

To be honest I never took the initial quote to mean anything in the least bit concrete. But I get where Patrick is coming from.

Anyway, back to laughing at various things on the internet.

#39 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

For future reference, there is a general rule of thumb with most of our magazine press:

  1. If it is a quote on the front page, it is widely out of context.
  2. If it is an 'exclusive review' it's a 10/10 that imparts no actual knowledge on the quality of the game.
  3. If none of the above it's an advert.

And trust me, no-one here still gives a crap about these magazines and their faux-journalistic integrity, with very few exceptions (e.g. EDGE).

#40 Posted by dezvous (553 posts) -

I'm disappointed there's no official news but, isn't this even better when you consider who this is coming from? I mean, the same guy who said he was done making MGS games and has gone on to make 3 extra ones since then actually says there's probably going to be one? Doesn't that make it virtually a sure-fire thing?

So if in the past he planned on never making another one again but made 3 instead, this time thinks it'll probably happen but with limited involvement. That sounds like awesome news for fans hahah. The part about it not being like MGS1 in terms of his involvement seems weird because I can't imagine any subsequent MGS had that level of involvement anyways and Hideo can't help but get involved with an MGS game. Especially one with a number in the title.

#41 Posted by drac96 (673 posts) -

I'm very glad that there isn't an MGS 5 in development.

#42 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2056 posts) -

Haha, Patrick got trolled. Nice job.

#43 Posted by Gabriel (4067 posts) -

Well Patrick instead of blaming the magazine maybe instead think twice about publishing things that seem dubious in the first place.

#44 Posted by ezdude (397 posts) -

Well, I didn't really care from the beginning since I knew Kojima wouldn't have much involvement with it. Still, I'm excited for whatever else he's moving on to.

#45 Posted by chilibean_3 (1657 posts) -

Trolls getting trolled over here.

#46 Posted by JerseyDriver (57 posts) -

@RockinKemosabe said:

"Video game journalism has changed." (in Old Snake's voice)

"Video game journalism never changes." (in Ron Perlman's voice)

#47 Posted by FilipHolm (669 posts) -

It's for the best. Do something new instead Hideo, leave Snake alon for at least a while

#48 Posted by krabboss (305 posts) -

@chw said:

Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore. Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore. Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore. Kojima-san doesn't need to make Metal Gear anymore.

That's Kojima-sama to you, swine.

#49 Posted by Y2Ken (1182 posts) -

I read OPM UK on a regular basis. The people who write it are a good bunch, but as a magazine of course they will blow anything they can somewhat out of proportion because they have to sell copies. As to why they left it over the weekend to clarify, I suspect they were enjoying their weekend and not considering that their heading might have caused such a stir, most journalists aren't diligent to the level you (Patrick) are where they post things through the weekends, in particular if they work in print rather than online.

Don't let this get to you Patrick, we don't mind - but in general I would say always be cautious of what any magazine puts on their front cover, it is almost always an exaggeration designed to get people to pick the magazine off shelves.

#50 Posted by Legendary (136 posts) -

THANK FUCKING GOD. Give me Zone of the Enders 3 already for CHRIST SAKE!

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.