Another picture of MGSV GZ’s tablet functionality, all versions of the game are supported

Some more on the tablet/smartphone functionality for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes: first of all, Kojima tweeted another photo explaining how you can use the touch screen to navigate the map.

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“By taking iDroid on tablet/smartphone out, you can pitch/slide by finger.”

According to Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, senior producer at Kojima Productions, this is very helpful. When asked if the PlayStation versions will support these devices as well, he confirmed it will be in all versions.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Ken-ichiro Imaizumi Twitter

  • William of Orange

    It would be sweet if snake equips his idroid when you’re scrolling the map on your tablet.

    • Nyxus

      Yeah, you would see him using it in real time, making the same gestures as you do. I don’t know if that is the case but it would be nice indeed.

      • William of Orange

        Maybe a submenu that allows you to customize your weapons or a menu to listen to audio files.

    • BigBossWantsYou

      The point of using the tablet is so that you could see the contents of the iDroid without having to stop Snake from moving

      • William of Orange

        Look at the pic, I don’t see him multi-tasking. Have you played zombi u? You need to open your backpack and equip weapons,ammo and equipment in real time and it’s pretty nerve-wrecking when there’s a zombie nearby. If kojima implements the customization feauture on the tablet, people might feel the same tension if a guard is nearby.
        (the audio file menu might be a bit stupid)

        • BigBossWantsYou

          I’m saying that the tablet functionality for Metal Gear Solid V works in the same way that the radar in Metal Gear Solid works. Meaning it doesn’t interrupt gameplay. In the pic Snake is still in his prone position, he’s not looking at the iDroid. Thats the point of tablet functionality. Otherwise, they wouldn’t implement it.

          • William of Orange

            Yeah, I got that part. But it would be nice if snake looks at his idroid when you swipe around the map with your fingers, when you investigate the area. I mean, you wouldn’t look at the tv screen at that moment, but your buddy could notice this small detail.

          • BigBossWantsYou

            You mean he’s holding it but it doesn’t go in to the iDroid menu screen right? Because I’d like to be able to play as Snake and use the tablet at the same time.

          • William of Orange

            Exactly

          • Nekkedsnake
          • Nekkedsnake

            wii u would def benefit from this tablet ability ala DXHR DIRECTORS CUT.

            http://www.cinemablend.com/images/gallery/s53837/Deus_Ex__Human_Revolution_Director_s_Cut_13638010419713.jpg

          • William of Orange

            Yeah, I know. I haven’t played HR yet on the wii u, but I definitely want this game on my shelve. It’s really strange that Kojima ignores the potential of the wii u, I mean I would buy GZ for the wii u if I would buy it for current gen.

          • PrinceHeir

            yes glad you posted the Deus Ex HR Pic 😀

            need to finish the missing link scenario from the director’s cut!!

  • xFOX1028x

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY GODAMN MONEYYYYY

  • B-Ray

    I don’t understand why they don’t just port it to the Wii U, where this thing is native.

    • Anthony Filipas

      THIS.
      It’s all in real time, I don’t see why they wouldn’t do it in the first place. I don’t know why Konami doesn’t want to help the Wii U get some great 3rd party titles, they have a good relationship with Nintendo. They’re worried about sales for a console with 3 million sales most likely. I don’t own own a PS4 or Xbox One, but I would gladly take a Wii U version over a PS3/360 version.

      • Janeo

        Same here I’m getting this on ps3 but I would much prefer it on wii u its just much more comfortable system to play the control feels great in your hands and would be great to have the map on your control

        • Anthony Filipas

          Getting it for the PS3 as well. I agree, Wii U controls are fantastic. You could get Codecs are heard out of the gamepad, checking the iDroid by just having to look down for a second, while everything moves on in the real time, same level of distraction Snake would have on the field (added realism and immersion, get it?), the Wii U is perfect for this game. Although we all are aware that the Wii U won’t look as great as the PS4/Xbox One but the system is definitely capable of a 1080p image at 60FPS. Texture detail would be just lower.

          But if we get a PC release, I’m sold. I’d rather play the game on a platform I know I can max the game out on than have to fork over another $400 just to play the game at it’s optimal experience on a console.

          • Janeo

            Codec from game pad would be cool I like what they did with arkham origins on wii u. I’m not a pc gamer so I’m most likely getting mgs5 on ps3 then a few alters when I have a ps4 I will wait for a complete edition.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Sorry for the off topic, but where are you from dude?

          • Anthony Filipas

            Where I’m from? I live in Tennessee now, but from Oregon originally.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Filipas is a Greek name, that’s why I asked. Nevermind.

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