Metal Gear News
MGS5 (not really) confirmed by Official PlayStation Magazine
November 17, 2011 06:44 pm
I got plenty of e-mails, messages and Facebook correspondence over this one and while I appreciate it, I simply do not get it. In fact, I already knew about this last night and I didn't report on it because to me, it's a sneak peek and it's not even an interesting one at that. However, as the gaming media spun it into a huge fucking deal, I take it upon myself to clear the issue since nobody else will.
The current issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK teases something for the next issue that is clearly related to Metal Gear. I suggested it may have something to do with Metal Gear Solid: Rising, but it could be related to anything from Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (which was delayed in the UK, along with the rest of Europe, until February next year) to something entirely new... like Metal Gear Solid 5.
Well, OPMUK revealed yesterday that the next issue will feature a Hideo Kojima cover story along with an exclusive interview about Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the ohre project (also known as his "taboo" or "devil" project), and, I quote, "his plans for Metal Gear Solid 5." And, well, that's it. The magazine then promises some of the interview will be available online.
Now I guess I can see how people can say this confirms Metal Gear Solid 5. But do you know what "MGS5" means? It doesn't mean shit. When people talk about MGS5, it's a convenient way of saying "the next main Metal Gear Solid game." We already know that there will be one, but will it actually be titled Metal Gear Solid 5? Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was supposed to be MGS5 and they ended up dropping the number from the title.
Don't get me wrong. It's highly likely that we will see a Metal Gear Solid 5 in the future. It's just that this teaser for a magazine interview means nothing. MGS5 can be a prequel, a sequel, an interquel, a radio drama, even a full-on series reboot. Maybe the interview will indulge in the matter, but I doubt that myself. The idea of there being a new Metal Gear Solid game is not new. So this is not news. With all that said, we're still looking forward to that interview, but we won't get to see most of it until the 29th anyways. Who knows, maybe MGS5 actually will be confirmed then.
SOURCE: Official PlayStation Magazine UK, @JimboJim20