Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

PS3, XB360, XBOX ONE, PS4 / Action / Release: 2014 / ESRB: RP

Watch the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 demo [Update]

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 7:31am PDT

The lengthy gameplay demo Konami played for audiences at E3 is now available to watch in its entirety online.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 3:00pm PDT

A hands-off demonstration of Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain didn't entirely resolve concerns about the series' transition to an open world setting, but it was an impressive show nonetheless.

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Solid Snake named for animal influence, says Kojima

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Series creator Hideo Kojima has delved into an explanation of Solid Snake's name, and how it developed further has he had to come up with other characters to match.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes unlocks exclusive content in The Phantom Pain

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 25, 2014 8:00am PST

Early physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes will include exclusive DLC for use within The Phantom Pain.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes getting exclusive content on PS3 and PS4

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 10:25am PST

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain, will include PlayStation-exclusive content.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes deploys in spring 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 04, 2013 6:30am PST

The relationship between Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and MGS V: The Phantom Pain has been a little hazy at times, but if you were still confused, today Konami has made it all crystal clear. Ground Zeroes is a separate game, a prologue which will be released in spring 201...

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Ground Zeroes will help ease players into Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima explains

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2013 11:30am PDT

Metal Gear Solid 5 will have its groundwork laid by Ground Zeroes, and series creator Hideo Kojima has explained the gameplay and story details that make the prologue so important.

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Metal Gear Solid 5's open world inspired by tablets

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2013 12:35pm PDT

Kojima says that the idea to make Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain an open world game came from looking for ways to integrate second-screen functionality with tablets.

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Why Hideo Kojima prefers Big Boss over Solid Snake

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 9:15am PDT

One of the reasons why creator Hideo Kojima returns to Big Boss is that he finds it "easier" to tell his story. "As you guys know, Solid Snake is not a real human, but Big Boss is," he explained to us.

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Kojima Productions Los Angeles opens its doors

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 6:00am PDT

Konami has finally officially opened Kojima Productions Los Angeles. With plans to house over a hundred employees, the West Coast studio will be...

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Producer Avi Arad outlines Uncharted, Metal Gear, and Mass Effect movies

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Producer Avi Arad has outlined the timelines and some of his favored story beats for movies based on Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, and Mass Effect.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 to have fewer cutscenes

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Hideo Kojima says that Metal Gear Solid 5 will have "less cutscenes" due to the open-world environment. He compared the other games to movies, and this one to episodes of a TV show.

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Metal Gear Online being developed alongside MGS5

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 11:45am PDT

A new Metal Gear Online is in development alongside the Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima has revealed.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 will allow 'user-generated missions,' Kojima says

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Series creator Hideo Kojima apparently has some ulterior motives for bringing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain into an open-world environment. He wants to incorporate mobile devices into the MGS5 experience, along with user-created content.

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Kojima hopes Metal Gear Solid 5 will come to PC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT

There's an unpleasant but not unexpected hole in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's platform lineup. The open-world stealth 'em up is confirmed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and... no, no PC. Or not yet, anyway, as series creator Hideo Koji...

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