While doing an interview with Hideo Kojima about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and its relevance to world views, The Guardian may have slipped up when they said that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be released in March 17, 2015. Since then, The Guardian had edited the piece with an “early 2015” title.
Konami has consistently stated that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes would be released sometime early next year. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be the tenth game writer/director/creator Hideo Kojima has worked on. The first Metal Gear were released for the MSX in 1987.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was announced as The Phantom Pain in 2012. When it was originally announced, it had an unknown studio called Moby Dick Studios with the CEO named Joakim Mogren. Fans were quick to point out that the words “Metal Gear Solid V” could be seen and the name Joakim Morgren was an anagram for Hideo Kojima. In March 2013, The Phantom Pain was fully revealed as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Since then expectations have been high.
Last year, Kojima Productions released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and while the game was painfully short, it showed the promises Kojima has envisioned for the next game. Until Kojima Productions or Konami tells us an exact release date, we have to take any news we hear regarding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with a grain of salt.
To say I’m excited for the next Metal Gear Solid game is an understatement. Out of all the great games coming out early 2015, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is at the very top of that list. I loved the Metal Gear Solid series since I first played it back in 2003. I played a lot of Ground Zeroes on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and I thought the 30 minute demo that was shown at E3 was brilliant.
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