As play testing continues, Kojima explains the various approaches to MGSV and shares some more images

On Sunday January 11th, Kojima Productions continued with play testing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (go here for yesterday’s post). Hideo Kojima shared some more images, most notably a picture of the interior of Snake’s helicopter, and he also mentioned some of the possible ways to play through the game (translation by JunkerHQ).

MGSV is a stealth game, but because it’s an open-world stealth game, there are various possible approaches to it. Perfect stealth — completing missions without leaving any traces. Approaching enemies from behind and neutralizing them with CQC. Neutralizing enemies from a distance with a tranquilizer gun. Using Fulton recoveries to reduce the risk of detection. Utilizing preemptive assault to facilitate infiltration, and on and on.

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“Having a break while flying above Africa.”

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, JunkerHQ

  • jack_coban

    More detail than Helicopter-Simulator 2014

    • Big_Boss88

      Looks beautiful indeed, super detailed :D.

  • Big_Boss88

    Nice coffee cup :).

  • Sn4ke_911

    YES! Looks like Kaz is finally done with VA sessions.

    • Shalashaska

      ok wait.. help me make sense of the picture that is down.. O_o

      • solidsnack

        to me it looks like a crumpled up page from the script signifying he’s done with the VO recording?

        • Shalashaska

          Legit. It makes sense now! 😀

        • disquser

          it looks like an elephant origami

    • César H. Sandoval

      I like this guy, he realy enjoys playing Miller.
      Hope he comes back when they remake MG1+2

  • Shalashaska

    WHO ELSE WISHING THEY WERE PLAY-TESTERS RIGHT NOW ? I know I am :'(

    I wish it releases soon but If it IS a June release and not a march one.. I beg KojimaSan to give us another gameplay video and trailer to Analyse and Fiddle with for another 6 months.

    Still lets hope and pray its a march release. Please God, Let this Release in March, Please. I promise I’ll stop playing all other games if this Releases in March and focus on this HEAVENLY MASTERPIECE.

    P.s – Right Arm, check the symbol on that pad-like thing.. doesn’t look like diamond dogs symbol.. does it ?! 😀

    • Big_Boss88

      I believe we will see one more trailer at least, but I hope it don’t spoil too much because we already have many trailers :D. It would indeed be nice if TPP for some reason comes in later months, so have new stuff to drool on.

      I still pray for March too, but for it to happen I think we need release date announced maybe in this month. If we don’t get it, well I still refuse to believe a June release because it is so far away ;O… Well it feels like it at the moment.

      • im a dot

        we might get a day around 20-26 if there at pax or the other thing I forgot

        • Venom_Snake_BB

          Yeah,maybe you right but i looked at the schedule of PAX (East) and there is no Konami conference as i can see.But hope you are right so we can get the release date quick.

      • Shalashaska

        You know.. we COULD see a trailer ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE DATE 😀
        Fingers crossed for march/release date soon!

        Haha nothing will spoil this game.. even if we all knew the ending, it STILL wouldn’t spoil this game!

        • Big_Boss88

          Yes ever since he posted the last “mixing keyboard” image (similar to Nuclear), I know he is going to show trailer some day ;). I just hope we see it soon with release date, a date not being in Q3-Q4 but in March-April. Lets hope “come back early 2015 to reclaim dlc” still holds some truth :3…

          Hmm you’re right about that, MGS is always so complex that it couldn’t spoil us :D.

          And Kojima makes the trailers usually to confuse us and keep us guessing what the heck is going on etc <3.

          • Shalashaska

            Lets take a moment of silence for THAT. AND PRAY REALLY REALLY HARD That THAT comes true.

            I know.. Lets be honest.. look at EVERY trailer till now.. Do we know SQUAT of whats’ the story? All we know is that he is going into this demon persona and that’s because kojima told us that! Here’s hoping to an amazing trailer and gameplay video and a quick release.

            Dont we just LOVE kojima SAN! 😀 hahaha damn, we sound like fan-girls xD

          • Big_Boss88

            No we don’t imo :), yea we know what happens after TPP. Outer Heaven Uprising etc. I find it sometimes funny, when people tell me what will happen in TPP and think they know it all. But I say that is impossible, because of Kojima and his twisted + brilliant mind.

            2 years of waiting for TPP has gone pretty fast, but while being fun discussing it with all fans. I can’t think of single game that makes my brain work so much lol :D, even by just looking at trailers. Them theories etc y’know.

          • Shalashaska

            Exactly! We don’t! Yes we know the ending but only HALF of it! Like the only thing we know is the details surrounding big boss’s outer heaven .. other than that.. everything is unknown 🙂 Kudos to Kojima!

            haha i know i just realized that! The metal gear series is probably the best gaming series to ever be created 🙂

          • Raymondius

            Totally right, not to mention Quiet is not even a character of the main story… Except for young E. LIquid and Code Talker we don’t know a thing about new characters or cameos (there must be more), and that’s really really good.

          • Shalashaska

            Exactly! Everything is COMPLETELY oblivious to us even though we know how it EVENTUALLY ends..
            but wait.. there was news about code talker i missed?.. who is he? I cant remember ever seeing him before.. i thought he was new ? o.O

          • Code Talker first appeared in the E3 2013 trailer. There hasn’t been much news about him, but a few things, mainly this: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=12098

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.He will show us new trailer(s).I think a trailer to confirm release date and if we were lucky,a launch trailer,all full of secrets to get us hyped!!!Don’t know why,but I think the release date will be V/V/201V.

    • Jason Mounce

      I sorta do, but at the same time you’d have to be mildly spoiled, variably, on a ‘Not 100% finished game’ and not be able to speak about what things you loved and found awesome to any of your friends. It’d be torture while just being something to be giddy about only to yourself 🙁

      • im a dot

        the game feels pretty done by march but I get you’re point. still I cant wait much longer

      • Shalashaska

        I get that but damn this wait is killing me. I’d Choose a colonoscopy over this wait :’/ But either way, I hope Kojima San does his best.. Ever seen a metal gear game with glitches and bugs? Nope, Right ? Exactly!

    • im a dot

      when this comes out, ill probley forget existence and only play this forever… until I remember I need to eat food and drink. maybe I could be setup like zero so I never have to stop.

      • Shalashaska

        same here!
        haha Nyx.. If youre reading.. im sorry but you’ll not see me here for atleast a week after release.. hell no one will see me then.. i’ll lock myself and be oblivious to the world and go crazy with this game!

        • Big_Boss88

          I try come visit here once in a while ;(… But I do have to go work at some point, after I have kept my “gaming holiday”. Still it is hard to decide between work and TPP, or is it? Maybe I flip a coin. Work or greatest game experience ever created…hmm I think game wins lol.

          • Shalashaska

            haha no man.. i was just exaggerating .. i’ll make sure to keep visiting to keep the site alive! 😀
            ahh mann.. i feel sad for you now.. I’ll be off work whenever this releases- Sit home, relax and game-on! Alot of consoles and pc’s hardwares are going to be burnt the day of the release 😀

          • Big_Boss88

            I know you were joking hehe ;D. I keep holiday when this release definitely or call my boss and say I play MGSV, cya later (just kidding lol). So no need to be sad, I will stay off from work long enough ;).

          • Shalashaska

            haha nice! Lets hope your boss allows 😉 and now im gonna go pray that this game is released soon 😀
            cant wait! It’s like waiting to get a report from school or an answer from an interview you gave.. its aching… instead in this case .. ITS REALLY REALLY SLOW AND DEEP aching!

        • glitchbomb

          I dont think there is any reason to apologize, heh..this site will be a ghost town after release, and I am sure Nyx will be joining us. For the most part.

  • Oualden

    Anyone else noticed the Roughneck Raven insignia on Snake’s shoulder instead of the usual Diamond Dogs badge?

    • So it’s base invasion? Or can you wear other badges in the story mode as well?

      • Javier Sosa

        Only Hideo knows.

      • Shalashaska

        That Caption.. “having a break over africa” ? A Base invasion wouldn’t be africa, yes? Arent the bases all offshore? So my guess is that you can do that in story mode as well.. OR this is a loading screen INTO MGO maps..and hence the no pilots, perhaps? Fetching at straws 🙂
        That is considering that the captions are by them.. it always is, yes ? 🙂

        • Yeah the captions are by Kojima (or to be exact Ayako, who translates them) unless stated otherwise.

  • Cipher

    It seems like they’re in the final stages of development
    I think we’ll get a release date this month

    • im a dot

      I hope so. cant wait two more months without a release date

      • ObsessedGeorge

        It makes me wonder why they don’t announce the release date. Is it because the game is far away from being released? Is it because of hype/marketing reasons? Or is it because they haven’t decided yet? Who knows.

        • im a dot

          eventually well get a release date of the release date

          • Big_Boss88

            That happens to be 1984.

        • Venom_Snake_BB

          Because he is Trolljima.That’s why!

        • solidsnack

          maybe the hype of us wanting a release date so bad is worth more than the relief of fans when we receive a release date!

        • Shalashaska

          Honestly? I think it’s because they aren’t sure .. its a new venture so they arent sure of how well they’ll be able to do.. so as a contingency plan.. no release dates.. plus they arent like other companies that give out good games with game breaking glitches..

        • Big_Boss88

          Probably just want to make sure they are able to release it in the exact date, no further delays like with 90% of other games last year. But how many months before release they announce the date? That I don’t know, is 2 months enough or…

      • Altaim

        i just want this game so baaaaaaaddd… in the meantime i spent like 40 hours on ground zeros to fill the wait

        • Shalashaska

          hehe im in 100+ hrs .. i played this game more than skyrim 😀

          • Big_Boss88

            I haven’t played nowhere near that much lol ;D, maybe around 50h or something. The reason for it is because got soooo many games unfinished :(… But my great plan is that when we finally get TPP release date announcement, I start playing GZ again like there’s no tomorrow.

            And to finally get it 100% (yea still haven’t done it lol 😛 ). I’m usually they kind of player that don’t try achieve 100% in games, instead enjoying the story and characters etc. But with MGS I try do it different.

            Then I will be ready for my emotional experience 😉 and won’t get so sad every time I see GZ ending, because I know can soon continue story !!!

          • Shalashaska

            Perhaps.. I think I must have checked/seen every corner of ground zeroes’s map..crawled on every inch of the ground 😀 same here… The day of the announcement, 24hrs is going to be added to my total 😀

            True true.. I do The same.. i never 100% a game.. I’ve only done 100% for Metal gear series…Nothing else 🙂

            haha i swear I get sad not knowing what happens after the helicopter crashes.. thanks man, the thought of soon being able to play after that has made me so happy 😀

          • im a dot

            apparently snake for me has crawled for 36 hours

          • Shalashaska

            Its somewhere over 40 for me… I love that crawl animation..there is this area outside the main admin building.. leave the red door from inside, stick to your right.. they made a pavement rising thing behind which you can crawl or when youre in the warehouse area.. head to the admin building.. theres a net door opening.. its thru that door, to the left.. i love crawling there avoiding the patrols…its so classy 😀

  • Venom_Snake_BB

    In last weeks we seen Kojima’s ”Trailer Keyboard” so that means there is a upcoming trailer so it is gonna be just like this:
    1.In near future(2-3 weeks maybe earlier) we get a trailer with release date with some information about characters and game features.
    2.I think the game will be out on May so in PAX or GDC we get an another gameplay video that bring hype to upper levels and they do some Q-A sessions with VO persons like Kiefer Sutherland,Troy Baker,Robin Artkin etc.
    3.And game will come out in May.

    I think that will make sense what are your thougths?

    • Venom_Snake_BB

      Sorry Wrong photo

      • Altaim

        maybe we get a new trailer with a release date at gdc. thats what i hope

        finger crossed

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Seems very doable to me.

    • Venom_Sina

      Yeah.Your scenario is going to happen I think.Because it’s reasonable.and I think the release date will be “V/V/201V” and it will complete the “V” theme.

      • Venom_Snake_BB

        Yeah,it will make more sense and guess it what 5 of may is Tuesday!So hope you are right.

        • Shalashaska

          If you are correct, I shall find you and express my deep and unconditional love for your information.

          • Venom_Snake_BB

            Thanks.

        • Big_Boss88

          Also the day after my birthday, yippikaiyeee! Best present ever lol XD.

          • Venom_Sina

            So I hope it happens.Technically,you will kill two birds with one stone!!!

      • ObsessedGeorge

        If this happens, Kojima will go down in history as the Mastermind of masterminds. Genius.

  • MrVux007

    My groins cant handle this anymore…….

  • MrVux007

    also notice that Big Boss is not wearing any EQ. (chest harness and no straps for belt harness)

  • RJRO

    Where are the pilots?
    What´s that thing behind Big Boss?

    • Shalashaska

      A sniper? or the seat ?

  • Venom_Sina

    Ooooh!!!That helo is nice!!I rike it!!!

  • MichaelPayneV

    For God’s Sake, add Tessellation already, at least on the PC Version.

    • Shalashaska

      You really care ALOT about the graphics, dont you ? 🙂

      • MichaelPayneV

        If wanting a 2015 Game to have a Basic DX11 Feature like tessellation is A LOT, then Yes, but i don’t think wanting Tessellation is A LOT, not in 2015.

        • Shalashaska

          nah.. ive just seen you post stuff about the graphics 😀 Plus its 12days into 2015.. the game has been in production for ages, buddy 😛
          As for the tessellation in an open world stealth game that is 200times bigger than camp omega… my god that is ALOT of tessellation work to do..
          For your sake, lets hope they focused on that bit for the pc too 🙂

          • MichaelPayneV

            Tessellation is not a Hard feature to implement, the feature just makes the edges smoother, doubles/triples the amount of Polygons on Models, is just a On/Off feature, a Basic DX11 Feature.

          • Shalashaska

            Seriously? Not hard? Wow.. sorry man i have no idea when it comes to Pc stuff.. but when i searched it out, it seemed pretty difficult to me because of the layers.. either way.. here is to hoping 😛
            But come on.. after seeing the Gameplay trailer.. even without it would be amazing! I can just imagine if they implement it.. it would be…ahh..heavenly.

    • solidsnack

      i agree. i want my snake with smooth delicate ears.. >;-)

  • Javier Sosa

    I’m working for my mother base. Kidnapping soldiers, I mean, recruiting them.

    • Big_Boss88

      Keep up the good work 🙂 !

    • Cesare Di Maio

      Stop doing that, after almost 400 soldiers taken from Extreme difficulty, it seems that ONLY special soldiers and POWs will transfer to TPP, along with the Sneaking suit and several bonuses for the trials completed in GZ

      • Mini gear

        So only people higlighted yellow like the spy prisoners glaz and palitz? Also the trials need to be done for other stuff?

        • Cesare Di Maio

          from the official website (but it specify on PC tho)

          • Javier Sosa

            Omg, you are right. What a waste of time. I had 120 in ps3 and then bought the ps4 and started doing it again. I have 150 in ps4. Thanks for the info.

  • Rikimaru

    I’m having kinda like a Deja vú, this will be GOTY….

  • glitchbomb

    Crap…I just realised something. I just got a PS4 over the holidays. I planned on getting TPP for it of course, but do any of you know if any of the stuff/soldiers etc. I collected from the hours and hours of GZ on my Ps3 will transfer to my mother base in TPP on my PS4?

    • mikeyyytexas

      From what I remember, Kojima said it will

    • vic boss

      Yes they will transfer

    • You will be able to transfer your save file from GZ PS3 to TPP PS4: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=12428

    • Javier Sosa

      You will have to keep the ps3 until the release of tpp. If you buy gz on ps4 you have to play it again.

  • vic boss
    • It’s satire.

      • Ravenous

        That was my first thought too :
        Would be really awsome if they would do remakes of MG1&2 and MGS1 though…

  • Guest

    saca la weá de juego luego, amigo kojima 🙂

  • Glasscut

    I doubt this game is going to come out in March if it was a march release date he would’ve announced it already.. I mean that’s less than 3 months away..

  • Cesare Di Maio

    I made this, while waiting, cuz the waiting play me like a damn fiddle
    http://youtu.be/DGsylUhOk6c?list=UU7rVS9-YdhVguCFvEIDF_dw

  • Glasscut

    This game is not coming out in march okay.. The release date would’ve been announced already.. yeah june is very plausible but you never know.. This game seems to be taking quite some time.. mods feel free to delete this post too.. lol..

    • Javier Sosa

      Why not april or may? At this point I like the theory of V-V-201V.

  • LukesAlike

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmp6e5D-gfU Fiddles. Fiddles everywhere.

  • Dean Wilson

    why no pilots? In the TGS jungle gameplay, the helicopter had a pilot and co-pilot….

  • Hanna-Mari

    It just helicopter, right? But how helicopter can look so… good? I mean, whoa. If heli… Morpho (:D) looks so damn good, how about rest of the game? I can’t even… fiddles.. fiddles everywhere. 😮

  • Mini gear

    Jan 31 1pm mgs presentation

  • PrinceHeir

    The wait is kinda killing me XD

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