After sweeping up at the PlayStation Awards, winning one of each available award, Hideo Kojima spoke a little about his hopes for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
During his acceptance speeches, it was clear that Kojima wants to continue with an equal level of success for the future of his franchise. He said that like Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, he wants The Phantom Pain to be remembered and loved 10 or 20 years from now, and that he wouldn’t mind winning a 30th Anniversary Award for it.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is already one of my most anticipated upcoming games, even if it still doesn’t have a release date (come on, Kojima-san!). I have friends who still play the original Metal Gear Solid, so it’s no stretch of the imagination to believe that the next installment in the series will reach an equal level of acclaim. As expected from Kojima’s team, The Phantom Pain already appears to be surpassing the reach of its predecessors. Ground Zeroes was a tasty morsel, but the MGS community is ready for more.
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