"Major Advances" to Metal Gear Solid 5 to be Shown at Gamescom Next Month

Konami to reveal "new details" about the anticipated open-world game during public expo next month.

Konami today announced its Gamescom 2014 lineup, saying it will showcase "major advances" to open-world action game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and professional soccer title PES 2015 during the massive public show in August.

According to Konami, both games "perfectly demonstrate the versatility and power of Kojima Productions' FOX Engine, while delivering a new experience in visual quality and the power of the new wave of console systems."

For Metal Gear Solid V specifically, Konami says Gamescom attendees will have a chance to see the "sheer scale and ambition" of the game. The game's open world--powered by the FOX Engine--has allowed series creator Hideo Kojima to "realize the scale and story he has always envisaged," Konami says.

The publisher will reveal "new details" about Metal Gear Solid V during Gamescom, which Konami believes will convince you that the game is the "most extensive and ambitious Metal Gear Solid ever." The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, though no release date whatsoever for the game has been announced.

As for PES 2015, Konami will bring a playable version of the game to show, marking the title's first appearance at a major public event.

If you're attending Gamescom 2014, you can visit Konami's booth in hall 7.1 A030/A031. GameSpot will be on the ground at Gamescom this year, bringing you all the news as it happens.

Gamescom 2014 takes place in Cologne, Germany August 14-17. You can buy tickets to the show at the event's website today.

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30 comments
aidsta
aidsta

Yes, yes, and yes please. I need me some metal gear news.

youlostme302
youlostme302

the main thing I like about MGS5 is that they replaced Hayter with Sutherland. The game looks new and fresh. And seriously, how can Hayter voice 2 characters, snake and big boss?? What if they met each other in MGS5 ??

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

I cant wait for both games. I was leaning towards FIFA 15 as I was let down big time by PES 2014. But I really hope the fox engine can make the game look and play better compared to Fifa. As for MGS5 day1 buy easily its going to be awesome I cant wait for the new footage. Hopefully a new trailer also to gee it up some more

DemonsBlade238
DemonsBlade238

How can these guys be talking about the game for Gamespot, yet not know what the hell they're talking about. It's already been confirmed in the E3 gameplay demo that you WILL be able to use Motherbase to create and upgrade gear, as well as have it delivered to you in the field. Hence why they spent a fair amount of time in the demo explaining the system and showing an ammo delivery AND the feature building a box and having it sent to you in the field. 

proceeder
proceeder

How's bringing back Hayter as a major advancement?

guydude3412
guydude3412

Can't wait for MGS V. Hopefully they give a release date soon.

normallygeneric
normallygeneric

I have a PS3 so I will be able to get it but it just kills me I cant play it on PC. 

Cryoteck
Cryoteck

I loved the gameplay of Ground Zeroes and am confident the real full game will be fantastic.

cejay0813
cejay0813

The more Kojima opens his mouth, the more I don't want the game

warriors30
warriors30

I'm not a big fan of MGS (I've only played 1 and 2) but I'm into this for some reason...I'm just afraid I wouldn't understand anything about the story and characters, and therefore not really care for the game....bummer.

hitomo
hitomo

will convince you that the game is the "most extensive and ambitious Metal Gear Solid ever."


how about the best metal gear solid ever instead?

themc_7
themc_7

this may well be the first Metal Gear game I buy. It looks pretty sweet, however I know nothing of the backstory or the characters.

Stebsis
Stebsis

I hope they have reworked the enemy AI, it seemed pretty stupid last time they showed the game

RossRichard
RossRichard

"We will be experimenting with a new distribution strategy! We will be breaking The Phantom Pain into multiple releases. Each release will ship on a disk with an MSRP of $39.99. Each release will be similar in size to our unexpected runaway hit Ground Zeroes! This way, we can adjust the game to feedback from our customers! This will lead to innovation in customer service for the entire gaming industry!!!"

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

@proceeder ditto. I'm not playing or buying until Sutherland is replaced with Hayter. Good and proper. As it was meant to be.

bk2fut
bk2fut

@normallygeneric You should not get it on PS3....it will be shit

(I have Ground Zeroes on PS4 and PS3.....the PS4 version is much better/PS3 version is less playable than MGS4 - 4 being my fav)

hitomo
hitomo

@cejay0813  but its only Konami talking about Kojima and 'his' game

bk2fut
bk2fut

@warriors30 You need to play Peace Walker (at the bare minimum)

if not MGS3 then MGS: Peace Walker (as 3 is the first game where you play as Big Boss and also will tie into MGSV)

summersgod
summersgod

@warriors30 Yeah I would really play MGS3 (MGS3 is my favourite), Peace Walker and Ground Zeroes if you want to understand the MGS5 story most probably. (and in my opinion they are the best games, especially if you want to be introduced to the MGS universe)

bk2fut
bk2fut

@themc_7 I've played MGS1-MGS4 and then Peace Walker (which was intended to be MGSV originally)


I still find MGSV: The Phantom Pain trailers confusing as fuck (although I have not fully completed Peace Walker (I heard there is a post credits mission in Peace Walker that actually ties into the Ground Zeroes prologue game)

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@themc_7 Thats why its a good thing that Kojima always puts a synopsis section in all of the Metal Gear games......I've played and beaten every Metal Gear game multiple times except for Peace Walker which I only beat once and found it very difficult to get through it with ease (hardware-wise, it was just very difficult to play).

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

Wow, that's just great! You could skyrocket your career at EA with such brilliant idea. You could even start a new revolution in game distribution like Steam did sometime ago!

_thedude
_thedude

...what's the relevance here besides you just being an ignorant fool?

Jfrench14
Jfrench14

@Redsyrup @proceeder Your depriving yourself of what is likely to be the best game on ps4 till the new GTA because of a voice actor ???? David Hayter should stay as Snake and Sutherland can voice big boss.

West123
West123

@_thedude PES is a football/soccer game...so as for you ignorant comment _thedude he is taking a shot at the word soccer

_thedude
_thedude

Ah I did miss that plug, I will accept that.

As for the word soccer, The British came up with that word, it was the popular use among high class until soccer became more popular with the middle and lower class who called it football.

And really his sentence doesn't make sense, is he calling American football soccer or calling it rugby?