MGSV: The Phantom Pain will have a companion app

As with Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain will have a companion app, meaning you’ll be able to use your smartphone or tablet for certain things. Like in Ground Zeroes, you can display the iDroid map on it.

Here are some screens of the map function:

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During the Japanese Boot Camp held last month, reviewers were also provided with tablets to try it out.

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Source: Dengeki Online, via JunkerHQ, metalgearsolid.be

  • Danny Patten

    On iOS the app was weird. Sporting a 5S and it looked always out of bounds to me, so i deleted it again 🙁

    • Robin Besch

      sry to hear that. i too use my 5s for the app and i thinks its ok. maybe turn off accelerometer in options? that made it much better for me

  • Lawgun

    Still need more details about companion app. Will it be released for PC? Can we control building construction on MB, changing it logo and color, send soldiers on outer ops, upgrading weapons, customize FOB with companion app? Second screen – map option to me is less interesting thing because of dynamic situation on the battlefield, if you in straight battle or get away from it with full speed then you just haven’t time for map on PC tablet and smartphone and if there are all clear and no danger then you can just use iDroid in game. And it’s totally different theme when we talking about control of game mechanics outside it, it’s really innovative and can be good if combined with real time upgrading and buliding construction system.

    • It’ll be cool if you can do everything the idroid does on the app.

  • Solidus Türk

    meh!

  • Pawelo

    It says that it will not be available on Xbox360. Unless i got it wrong.

    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/101/1101357/

  • Golgari
  • Aditya Nugraha

    Great!!
    I love the companion
    Work well on PS3

    • echolution

      Hi, are you indonesian? Just guessing from your name though. It was a pleasure meeting another brother with the same tongue 😛
      And MGS V main topic: Languange

  • ObsessedGeorge

    So l was wondering. Has this “never before done in video games” feature been revealed that Kojima was mentioning?

    • Nah I’m pretty sure that was about something to do with returning to Camp Omega in TPP.

      • Mauricio Acosta

        I am holding out hope that maybe the Ground Zeroes map turns out to be a new location but expanded! If you get out of the map in Ground Zeroes now, the distance that looks traversable looks huge so maybe it was a “work in progress”.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        I wonder what it will be. Kojima’s tweet about it was mysterious as always.

    • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

      What Lefta Gaming said. I think it’s something with transferring data from your Ground Zeroes plays. Like the prisoners extracted, I guess? His claim sounds tremendous but it may be something simple as that. I think Banjo Kazooie tried something like that and even the Zelda Game Boy Colors games wanted to do something similar but neither fully realized it. So I can’t say if no other game has done something like it before, those are the only examples I can think of and they weren’t implemented in the end, so, I dunno if it’s totally accurate or not.

      • Shame we can’t move our save file from PSP PW to PC GZ to PC TPP…. that final scene would have been all the more emotional if we got to see dogtags with names of our staff, and seeing Zeke with our customizations.

    • Shiragama

      The thing with ”something that has never been before in video games” is the ”retaliation-system”

      6. August 2015

      — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) 6. August 2015

      — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) 6. August 2015

      — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) 6. August 2015

      — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) 6. August 2015

      • kinv

        he talk too much

  • Daburcor

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet! I was JUST using the companion app for GZ. It shaves off time, for sure!

  • N-Shifter

    This is awesome, I expected it since I used it a lot on Ground Zeroes but it’s nice to see it confirmed 🙂

  • SNKtheStampede

    Wish it was on the Vita 🙁

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      for a second I thought you meant MGSV itself should be on Vita

      • SNKtheStampede

        ah, no… but remote play will be possible I believe, the problem are controls though; I tried GZ once but wasn’t that funny.

        • WhatTheJuicay

          But was it fun?

          • SNKtheStampede

            Ahah nope… I meant “fun”, common mistake, pardon me 😉

  • Bigbossjack

    New Kabul Gameplay from Gamescon, skip to around 2:50:00.

    http://mgoforums.com/content/345-inside-playstation-de-mgs-presentation.html

  • Shporet
    • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

      that was encoded horribly, it was pixelly

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        It was a letdown, yeah. I was excited to see how good it looked and then it looked worse than the original trailer.

  • echolution

    Does anyone here have tried the GZ app? Is it useful? I don’t have tablet, just my trusty smartphone.

    • Gray Lion

      It kinda is. You can monitor your surroundings and call in the chopper without having to stop what you are doing. But it is not really necessary. The map isn´t that big and there is not that much to explore… So, it kinda is but you can do fine without it.

      • echolution

        Guess i’m just gonna use it when my friends came by so i can brag and tell them how cool this game is 🙂

        • Gray Lion

          If you REALLY wanna brag, invite them over when you get your hands on TPP. They´ll soil their pants from sheer awesomeness XD

    • willworkfortoys

      I just used it on my phone and it was helpful, maybe more so with a Nyko smart clip. The real draw of the GZ app was the Motherbase mini game where characters and vehicles were unlocked with GZ achievements. I’m hoping the companion app for TPP will let you manage MB remotely so I can send troops out on missions while at work, etc.

      • echolution

        That could work actually, you can just clip it to your ds4 and play. Very nice 🙂

      • WhatTheJuicay

        I prefer to use it on my Xperia tablet. I only wish the leather case leaned forward a bit when I set it up to stand.. But other than that, if you got a tablet I’d recommend using that over a phone obviously for its bigger screen. Just let it sit in front of you. If my tablet falls asleep, I just double tap it to wake it up. I only hate that sometimes it loses connection from my ps4 and have to reconnect. Messes up my pacing.

    • Lewis

      It really enables “coop”. I give my tablet to my wife or brother and while playing GZ they tell me about surroundings, enemies close or call in the chopper. I think with TPP they will make all my supply drops and request new researches.

      • echolution

        Wow, you’ve got your own, real-life, breathing, and lovable “Quiet” then (What I mean is your wife, it’s so adorable to see a couple played games together). Very nice 🙂

        • Lewis

          Thanks, you are very kind. 🙂

          And I wish she was QUIET sometimes. 😀

          • ddmaster

            Niiiiiiice. But for reals lucky you, and her.

        • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

          Yeah, what Lewis said! It’s great to have your own real-life support unit on the couch with you.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        That’s cool, I hadn’t even thought about that.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      If your smartphone is a android or iPhone you can download it from its store. I on the other side own a windows phone and will surely get nothing… That said, I borrowed a android for GZ and didn’t like very much the MB minigame but the idroid map is kinda useful as you don’t need to stop to call a chopper or tagged enemies. Only fun at the beginning as it grows useless with time and not really necessary as the only appeal is it is easier to use. Cumps

      • echolution

        I got myself an android, so yeah, maybe i’ll try download it 🙂

      • Fritillary

        Yeah, Windows phones always get the shaft when it comes to fun apps.

    • Yes. it is very well made for gz but not that usefull

  • Golgari

    Who want some gameplay? Additional Gameplay at 2:50:00 hour/min

    https://youtu.be/LdK-msgJM1Y?t=10269

    • Gray Lion

      Thank you, brother! 😀
      Will watch after work 🙂

    • kirtanloorii

      I wonder why the bond with D-horse declined at the end of that video.

      • Mauricio Acosta

        Probably because he/she was sent away. Little jealous horsey!

    • Raven_Sorrow

      O.o was D-Walker using a sword?!

      • Golgari

        Yeah. A sword. Reminded me of Cloud from FF7.

      • Ije

        Its a machete “MCHT”

        • Chriss Kama

          Crazy!!!

    • Hekke

      Nice d-walker use a machete 🙂

    • Datguy8923

      Holy crap we can shank mooks in this game with a robot.

    • Punished “Venom” Snake

      I didn’t know Sean is working on the game all this time.

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    I came I saw I conquered I balled
    Working on something not related to mgs which will keep occupied so I won’t visit this site tomorrow but I will learn about news via facebook

  • Shalashaska

    Can i make use of this if my xbox COMPLETELY offline? 0_o

    • GUN®

      Don’t think so.

      • Vonkronberg

        Me too

    • Javier

      It only works with the two devices connected to the same router.

      • Shalashaska

        Thats sad :’(

  • Gatsu

    This is great news :).

  • Điamond Đog

    And let me guess, you can’t use this companion app for the Playstation Vita, which literally has a second screen remote play, right? Pfffttt.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      And you can play the game on Microsoft’s Xbox but you can’t use the app on Microsoft’s windows phone… Pfffttt indeed

      • Điamond Đog

        I don’t know why they won’t implement it. Even Rockstar released their iFruit companion app for GTAV on the PS Vita & Windows Store. It would damn sure give myself, and other MGS fans that have a Vita, reasons to still keep using it frequently.

  • Ryan Yoder

    Sweet! Now you can co-op. One guy is Snake in the field, and the other just uses the app to call in requests and stuff.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      I wish my son was a little bit older. I’d let him do that. Lol

  • CR7HarisSnake

    I just won an iPad from a Stacker Machine for 1€ lol 😛

    • kirtanloorii

      Lucky you! Especially since those things are rigged.

  • Jack Raiden

    that’s really cool. I can’t wait for it.
    So I can basically concentrate on the game while my buddy will request all the supply. 🙂

  • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

    Oh, cool! They still worked on it! I nearly forgot about this. I wonder if it’ll have the motherbase mini game thing like the ground zeroes one had too? Or maybe one that actually manages your real mother base.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    I dreamed the whole past week of playing mgsv, i’m having fun in my sleep XD the hype is killing me

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      having fun in your sleep ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • BurntFM
        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          damnit

          • BurntFM

            I’m saving this one for later.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Indeed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

            All must worship Our Most Glorious and Holy Lady and Savior, the One True Goddess, Scarlett Johansson. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • N-Shifter

            I’m not sure how long I’m going to watch this for or how long I’ve been watching it so far for that matter…..it’s mesmerising.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            I’m not even kidding, I spent 10 or 15 minutes just entranced the first time I saw it.

            My life is pathetic. Here I sit drooling over Scarlett Johansson on a Metal Gear forum while she’s married and stuff and I’m this high school kid who’s just hyped for MGSV.

            It’s a simple life.

            This should be the next MTV reality show, guys.

          • ddmaster

            I’ll be having fun in my sleep.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            It warms my heart to see people appreciating our Lady and Savior. Have a good one with your solid snake ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • Chriss Kama

            Ohhhh God.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            *Goddess

            Damn, people sure mix this up often. /s

          • Chriss Kama

            DAMN!!!

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Enjoying the .gif, are you? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • Chriss Kama

        I predict we will all be dreaming the night before TPP comes out.

  • The important question is – will it work with the PC version?

    • 19 days later and I have my answer – no :(.

  • N-Shifter

    Buying one of these: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81h6258ymcL._SX425_.jpg That way I can have the map running in real time right there on the controller 🙂

    • ddmaster

      Is this real? I’ll need one badly.

      • N-Shifter

        Yup, bought it earlier tonight so I’ll have it in plenty of time and I’ll test it out on Ground Zeroes 🙂

    • Chriss Kama

      Ohhhh man.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Can I stick it on the upper corner of the screen and get my radar back without having to literally look away from my screen and adjust to that screen and then look back for information that will be delayed anyway because I have to look at my tablet. Why did they remove my radar and stick it in some dumb companion app 🙁

    I don’t think it will help my immersion doing this at all.

  • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

    lol I never used this for ground zeros. Did it come out for the pc for GZ? This is a great use, although they could have just put it in game, but that’ll be too easy. This will help us noobs who want to do S rank.

  • Hina

    Finally some news about the app! I was worried they weren’t working on it anymore ! Getting to manage base without having to be on the game would be totally of the chain! ! Hopefully the GZ app was just a small taste of TTP on the go!

  • PrinceHeir

    Neat

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