Kojima talks about MGSV social aspects: gathering intelligence beforehand

In an interview with Famitsu, Kojima talked a bit about the social aspect of Metal Gear Solid V, although he didn’t want to reveal too much concrete information about it.

“If I could give you a hint, for MGS5, we often talk in terms of ‘removing the rules’. Instead of restricting players with the game design, we want to have it so players advance the way they want to. For example, in an infiltration mission, it’s pretty rare that you go in without any support or intelligence. You have spies and advance forces; you have scouts set up a route for you.”


“The reason we’re calling this game ‘Tactical Espionage Operations’ instead of ‘Tactical Espionage Action, is because we’re at the point where we’re mixing the old MGS, Peace Walker, and this open world together. There’s another world waiting within that mix, and it’s one I hope you’re looking forward to.”

Not too much concrete information, but it seems to imply that you can use your tablet or smartphone to scout the area ahead of infiltration (comparable to how you could use the Mark II in MGS4). Maybe you can examine maps and blueprints of the locations and plan the best route to get in unnoticed. The tablet-like device Snake is carrying (iDroid) may serve as an interface for these actions. But of course, this is all just guesswork.

Source: Polygon

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Good to hear.

  • PrinceHeir

    what about the Deus Ex Social interactions he talked about last year?

    like having a dialogue choice during cutscenes and such?

    • Nyxus

      I don’t see that happening. Only thing I can think of is the options you have when you grab someone, not exactly the same though of course.

      • Nekkedsnake

        I was also curious of the Deus Ex aspect as PrinceHeir. and seeing the current slew of new gameplay vids it looks like you’re right Nyxus. free dialogue will only be segregated to when you Hold someone up and interrogate them. i wish it were like the Deus Ex model, or even Mass Effect.

        actually now that i think about it, i think MGS fans would LOVE an Action RPG style MGS similar to Mass Effect. Kojima could perhaps do something like that with THE BOSS and her COBRA UNIT, as he’s mentioned in the past.

        • William of Orange

          Sounds intresting. But that would mean that you can get multiple endings,who will then again, be significantly different from one to an other. Kojima stated that the overall story of mgs v should stay the same, but you will be capable to “kill off” a character that has been established in either pw or mgs v.
          He doesn’t want to create any plotholes or time paradoxes nor does he intends to have different end messages.

          • Nyxus

            True, and honesty, I don’t need multiple endings in MGS. I know MGS1 did it as well, but I always go with the ‘real’ ending anyway.

          • William of Orange

            Glad that i’m not the only one. Unlike DE an mass effect, the saga was already finished. And I don’t like to be interrupted by choices during a cutscene.

          • William of Orange

            I never submitted to ocelot’s torture sequence as well. It seems that you get the stealth camouflage if you get the “wrong” ending.

          • Nyxus

            It’s also the only way to find out (before MGS4) that Meryl is Campbell’s daughter, I believe.

          • William of Orange

            I know, and I don’t want to sound as snake or something. But my motorcycle has some isseus and i’m kind of stuck at the moment in the middle of nowhere, help is on the way luckily.
            Is De HR any good ? Im not sureif I want it, some friends of mine said it wasn’t worth it.

          • William of Orange

            Trying to send a pic of it, but it won’t work. Shitty phone!

          • William of Orange


          • William of Orange

            I recieved help from my dad. I’m in his car right now.

      • PrinceHeir

        btw Nyxus have you played Deus Ex HR?

        i bought the Director’s Cut Day 1 which i also bought the Augmented Edition back in 2011 Day 1.

        man i haven’t touch this game since December 2011!!

        good to be playing this once again!

        • Nyxus

          I have, I bought the Collector’s Edition because it looks so nice. 😉

          • PrinceHeir

            did you get the Director’s Cut?

            you should play this while waiting for MGSV 🙂

            wish this had a fully 3rd person camera though.

            would love to see Jensen take down badguys in style

          • Nyxus

            No, but if I want to replay it I’ll just play the version I have, I don’t really care for the additional content. And at least the game switches to third person when using the melee move.

  • Anonymoose

    spoken like a true hack and a sellout

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