Kojima does not want to confirm whether or not Solid Snake will make an appearance in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. When asked in an interview by Jeux Video Magazine, he explained it wouldn’t be fun for the fans if he talked about it in any way, and he would rather keep the surprise for the player.
Eli, from the Metal Gear Solid V E3 trailer
Whether Solid Snake will be in the game or not has been a hot topic among fans. Many people believe the character shown in the latest trailer, Eli, is actually a young Liquid Snake. Could Solid Snake also be in the game? We probably won’t find out until much later.