Konami Confirms That MGS Story Details Have Not Leaked [UPDATE]

UPDATE: A representative at Kojima Productions has confirmed with GameSpot that the leak is false.

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UPDATE: Kenichiro Imaizumi, senior producer at Kojima Productions, has confirmed with GameSpot that the leak is false.

The original story follows below.

According to the site Gentlemen Gaming, an anonymous source has revealed the entire plot synopsis for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The source is unverified, so the information should be taken with a grain of salt.

If the information is correct however, several important plot points have been revealed, including the unexpected return of major characters. The synopsis also details Big Boss' transformation into a villain, and hints at what the next Metal Gear games in the pipeline could be. Read the 3,000-word synopsis at your own risk.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is currently in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Publisher Konami has not yet announced a release date for the game. According to director Hideo Kojima, the game's world is about 200 times bigger than that of predecessor Ground Zeroes, which launched in March for past- and current-generation consoles.

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Discussion

197 comments
ASHLER00
ASHLER00

are there any back ups of the fake info... i'm curious what they had to say?

Dragokai
Dragokai

what's the fun of leaking the plot of a game that is a year away..... screw the leaker......

nitro73
nitro73

Just think if it was real?

"A representative from Kojima Productions has confirmed the story is in fact real, stating 'Kojima-san feels great sadness for this leak, and will re-write the entire story. We are deeply sorry to all of our fans. Please wait a little longer.'"


Great.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

It's fake, huh?  Maybe what was leaked was the upcoming Broadway play of Metal Gear. :)

mark_unix
mark_unix

even if it was real, would it matter? it's not like any gamer is going to read a god awful game oriented script...

Earthen80
Earthen80

Whose footprints are those?.....[ ! ]

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

That's definitely a make up story, even though there could be a fraction of real story in it. There is just no way that a story supervised by Hideo Kojima could be this swallow. It's not much better than a cheap Korean romance drama shown on TV every nights.

nebula_storm
nebula_storm

anyone who read it who has played metal gear knows this is fake just from the fact big boss already knew/rescued frank in a previous game, also he doesnt care to be near his son he left the patriots because he was cloned also the russians red arm was opposite big bosses and the part about eli is stupid too because he learned about his kids way back before peacewalker

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Also on PS360 and Ground Zeroes can't be really called a predecessor, Zorine.

StHapns247
StHapns247

 Report: Entire Plot For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Leaks [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] No one understands any of it, so it really doesn't matter.

brunod_f
brunod_f

Fake or not, i would say it sounds about right that Big Boss might turn out to be kinda a villain and some major characters return, like Kojima did in MGS4.

erik_r_nelson
erik_r_nelson

I have to wonder if this is going to be like the Mass Effect 3 plot leak, where it was claimed to be out-of-date, not reflecting the final state of the game ... and then a good bit of it turned out to be at least partially true.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

Also would like to post some more MGS info. On the PSnow BETA they have MGS 4 for rent... for people like me who didn't have a PS3 and missed out this is good news. They also seemed to drop the prices of game rentals around the board...think MGS 4 is like 6.99 for 7 days. If you have the closed beta and have not been checking it out due to the crazy prices, they have added more games and lowered them. I might actually test it out since they finally added a game I'd like to play on it.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

I love you Zorine; I honestly think that you are one of the better writers on this site and that you always post relevant articles. However that bit of rumored content from MGS 5 contained one bit of info. that even if it turns out to be false, will be in the back on my mind since it seems a interesting plot twist I wouldn't have thought of.


I have this meme I wish I could post here, with a cat with huge bulging eyes on 1 side of the pic with the caption


"WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN

CANNOT BE UNSEEN"


wish I could post it!

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

2014 - the year of leaks.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Source is unverified...like pretty much every source Gamespot has ever provided?

I gave up on Metal Gear's story LONG ago. The cloning and resurrections just ruined it. It feels like they haven't got a clue where the story is supposed to be going and where they want it to end. Like they are splicing a new story onto the end of each game at random as they go along.

A proper story knows where it is going and how it is supposed to end before it starts. That way the entire thing flows properly and doesn't feel forced.

With how this is going I wouldn't be surprised if Snake wasn't a cyborg with super powers by the end of the series.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Now that the leak is confirmed false it's just a 3000 word fanfic, then?

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

When will this game release? :|

ferval100
ferval100

Who cares about the story. If the release date had leaked, or news of a PC version, I would then crap my pants.

tableofjapan
tableofjapan

@solid_snake1461


to be fair...most of his games have been shallow and cliche lately.

Stopped caring about Metal Gear when he said that was it after MGS4 but goes on to make the game a cash cow  anyway. Kojima is so smart...I just wish he could make a game today without the name Metal Gear Solid in it.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@nebula_storm  I can't tell if you're kidding or not.  I think most people that played this whole series still can't tell you when there's logical inconsistencies in the story from game to game, since the overall story is so hard to follow anyway.  I think Kojima even admitted that you can't put the stories from all the Metal Gear games together into one consistent story.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@brunod_f Anyone who played MG the OG would know that Big Boss does turn out to be a bad guy and Snake stops him in Metal Gear.

tableofjapan
tableofjapan

@AzureBonds76


or you could just buy MGS4 right now for not even 8 bucks at Gamestop.

PSN Now is an abomination that shouldn't exist. It is only a thing because they want to make as much money as humanly possible of you. 

I would actually think about giving PSN now a chance if it was apart of PSN+....but its not...so...no thank you.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@West123 

Your comment would have been more effective if it came with the sound clip. :P

Bread_or_Decide
Bread_or_Decide

@Dannystaples14 I loved how part 4 wrapped up the entire series with a ton of fan service. It was fun, filled with twists, and that awesome MGS level of absurdity only Kojima can bring to the table.


With that said...not a fan of all the prequels. Portabls Ops...Peace Walker...just not a fan of this. We know where Big Boss is headed so where's the tension and the mystery? He will be the villain in Metal Gear. I'd rather we just move ahead instead of focusing on the past. Snake Eater was already the ultimate prequel. But can't we leave it at that?

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Dark_Rage  I read an article on VGchartz yesterday that said they are wrapping up on voice recordings right now and that element is taking a long time given all the dialogue in the game. They said it might be released this year. My gamefly has it's release date as 12/31/14, which indicates to me they believe it is going to be released this year but don't have the date pegged down yet. TBH, I don't think Hideo knows yet, because a game as big as this one, being that it was originally shown last year 13' E3 would have a solid release date to get pre-orders.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@ferval100 No need to soil your diapers. You ain't gonna get this.

Cry me a petition mein freund XDDD

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@ferval100 Buy a console if you want to play this.

There won't be any pc version, never.

MGS rising doesn't count.

console_war_vet
console_war_vet

@ferval100  Who cares about the story? Probably just about everyone interested in the franchise. People don't actually play MGS for the gameplay, right? How many hours of cutscenes are in this iteration?

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@tableofjapan I don't have a PS3 :-(  So if I went to gamestop and picked up that copy it would be used for a coffee coaster. I agree the prices are bad but for me only sane way I will be able to play PS3 games since I am never going to invest in the console. Just have too many other things to spend money on.

tableofjapan
tableofjapan

@Bread_or_Decide @Dannystaples14


NO....because just like Solid Snakes Story, there is more to Big Bosses story as well.


would be kind of dumb to do Snake Eater....then jump into the future with Snake fighting Big Boss with no kind of explanation what so ever and why Big Boss became a bad guy.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@AzureBonds76 I really hope they release it at the end of this year, because i intend to buy PS4 next month, lol.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@AzureBonds76  Yeah, and I bet 80% of that dialogue is just useless codec conversations.  Sometimes those are really funny, but God there are always a lot of crappy ones too,

tableofjapan
tableofjapan

@hermitkiller @ferval100


well...seeing hwo your precious consoles are pretty much low end PCs....never say never.

Thanks for BETA Testing GTA 5 for us by the way 

;-)

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@sabahi2 @hermitkiller @ferval100 Next you're propably saying Sony exclusives

come to pc as well??? XDDDD

You elitists....

I don't miss nothing cause I own über rig + consoles.

Keep on dreaming hermit.

PS4, PS3 + both xbox are the platforms it's released on.

Is it so hard to understand?


cursedcommoner
cursedcommoner

@hermitkiller It is funny cause' it has been confirmed for PC recently. Sorry, your stupidness has reached it edge.