hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Metal Gear Solid V: Multiplayer, second screens, & more

8:00 AM on 09.06.2013 // Steven Hansen
  @dtoidsteven

Also: excessive exposition, women in lingerie on the battlefield, and horses

We have some new, surprising information about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, longtime series director Hideo Kojima detailed some surprises, all of which seem to stem from the game's open world format that eschews the style of its linear predecessors. "Distance is a very big factor," Kojima said. "In the trailer you saw Snake riding a horse, but you can also walk to a mission or take another mode of transport."

All the freedom is up to you and there are no rules [like] the linear games in the past. You can use smartphones and tablets to interact with the world. That’s why we did an open world, because we thought about all these interactions on multiple devices.

It's a bit weird to hear second screen functionality touted by someone not peddling Xbox One exclusive SmartGlass tech or a Wii U title. More surprising is that, "Using tablets and smartphones you can also enjoy MGS V and create user-generated missions within the world." So, user-generated content, perhaps of a similar nature to Infamous 2?

Multiplayer is also coming back. It's being developed by Kojima Productions' new LA studio that it announced at GDC this year. It has a cool red logo and seems to have just officially opened today. Everybody's working for the weekend, I guess.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain guns for user-created missions as Snake goes open world [Official PlayStation Magazine]


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Steven Hansen, Features Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure dtoidsteven Tips
Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^) more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:


destructoid's previous coverage:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


  Mar 21

We tried to get Konami to comment on Kojima's departure

The Buffalo Bills are the best team in the NFL


  Mar 20

Konami working on a new, likely Kojima-free Metal Gear

'Even if the Metal Gear franchise continues, to me, this is the last Metal Gear'


  Mar 16

More details on transferring data between MGSV: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain

You're a legend in the eyes of those that live on the battlefield


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!





Back to Top


  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -