Metal Gear Solid V on PS4 will let you play as classic Solid Snake

Kojima reveals exclusive "Deja Vu" DLC that lets you play as the classic Solid Snake.

We've known that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes would get exclusive content on Sony's consoles for a while now, and game director Hideo Kojima promised to unveil "shocking" content at the PS4 launch event in NYC. We finally learned what that content is: the ability to play as "classic Snake" in the PlayStation-exclusive "Deja Vu" Mission.

Ground Zeroes is the first part of Metal Gear Solid V, which will be continued in MGSV: The Phantom Pain. Kojima revealed earlier this week that, due to the game falling somewhere in the middle of the series' continuity, players may run into some plot inconsistencies.

Despite any potential changes to the plot, the biggest news around MGSV was replacing long-time voice actor David Hayter with new Snake voice actor Kiefer Sutherland. We talked with Kojima about whether the change in actors affected the role of the central character, and he said, "Before we made the call in having Kiefer help us work with this character for the main game, we knew the game would be lot about revenge; about getting payback. I didn't want Snake to talk too much; I wanted him to express his emotions through facial expressions. In that regard I think Kiefer has been a great help. As far as the voice goes, and not always talking but communicating through facial expressions, Kiefer has been a great help with that. He's been a perfect fit."

"In Ground Zeroes, sometimes you'll see the same Snake that everyone has been used to," Kojima said. "There'll be lots of feeling and emotions, but in the main part of the game he'll also be a very silent reserved character. You'll be seeing a different Snake than you're used to."

Ground Zeroes is set to launch in 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

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Discussion

81 comments
Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

the shocking part was where they didn't fast forward through 90% of the trailer.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

We already had the PS1 mask in MGS4, do we really need it again?

hadlee73
hadlee73

Yup, thought as much. "Shocking". lol

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

I really the idea of playing as Classic Snake it'll bring back memories for MGS fans

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

This was the "shocking announcement"?!

I want a refund.

I will say though that I think this was the first time I've seen the CQC in action in MGSV. I like it. It looks like what I've been wanting in the series for a long time now.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

This was the "shocking" news we waited all week for?

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

yeah, it doesn't mean what the graphic looks like what i really care is to enjoy playing the classic Snake like i used to be in ps1, ps2 


Thank You Very much :) 

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

WOW , this is a blind snake, No eyes or maybe, he is one of the aliens in mass effect 4.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

DLC?  Fuck you Kojima.

This is the kind of stuff that used to be unlockable.

Jay2528
Jay2528

So this was the "shocking" news Kojima was talking about? Hate to say this, but I think the only shocking thing about this news is how disappointing it is.

Nyrex
Nyrex

He better come with a cardboard box to hide in!

RabbiSchmuley
RabbiSchmuley

....okay, let's where this goes. Hideo is a man of surprises....maybe now that he's getting on in his years those surprises are completely bat-shit insane....I'm game, I'm a loony, let's see what comes of it.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

They could give us MGS 3 Snake or MGS 4 Big Boss. Instead they give us a 1996 3D model. Amazing.

rydilianzero
rydilianzero

This one dropped my jaw...cocain is a hell of a drug...who in the hell thought this was a good idea or that anyone but the one guy who plays twin snakes annually would care. This is the kind of exclusive you give the wii u after you take the online component out . Ps4 reviews my ass this gets my vote for feedbackulla

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

This should be added to the definition of "lame". Seriously, if exclusive content is shit like this, then i don't want any exclusive content on my games, ever!

foxrock66
foxrock66

That's it?

Darn you Kojima for getting me excited.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I'm shocked...That the news isn't more shocking than this.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

I like that it also had a classic Sigint skin too. I wonder if it will also have a classic Meryl, Otacon, and Gray Fox skin too?

Outer_Raven
Outer_Raven

I don't know why people are having their panties rustled, it's not the first time Kojima trolls us like this.

bonander
bonander

I had a feeling that the "shocking" announcement would be anything but.  The industry has a very different meaning of the word 'shocking' than we do.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

This bit of "shocking news" is utterly pathetic...

torbonator
torbonator

urghhh, I was expecting with the change of voice actor they would have David Hayter voice Solid Snake later in the actual game so they couldn't have the same voice actor for 2 different characters. If this is the only time we see Solid Snake and David Hayter does not return I will be bitterly disappointed.

divinejester
divinejester

Dam I thought they meant solid snake would be back after 4 not some lame gimmick like this.

gilldominic
gilldominic

Seriously? SERIOUSLY!?

"It's so hard to take people in the industry serious when they say "shocking announcement" and the like, when such words and promises have been followed by mediocre DLC, 2 week timed-exclusivity deals or custom skins and accessories for your avatar."

That is a direct quote from a comment I posted the other day, on the article regarding this (at the time upcoming) announcement. I'm partly posting it to demonstrate how prophetic I was, but also to point out the obvious...

And that is that this sort of stuff is exactly why gamers don't believe a thing these guys say anymore.

It genuinely makes me less enthusiastic about their releases when devs do this sort of thing. It makes me not want to give them my money, because I feel like it would encourage them to continue to behave like this!

gam3r80
gam3r80

Kojima troll san strikes again

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

This is more like "nut-cracking" than "mind blowing". Seriously, I've put much hope and expectation for the surprise. And now this is all that I got? I love MGS 1, that's true. But using the model and graphic of a game 15 years ago to put into a game that was awaited with huge expectation and call that a surprise? That's a real let down!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Is this supposed to be the "mind blowing" news?? Please tell me it is NOT.

As much as I love Solid Snake, MGS1, and the MGS franchise in general - this news just sucks!

Vozlov
Vozlov

Just the desperate attempts at a failed writer to stay even remotely relevant and edgy. He is so out of touch he's actually alienating MGS fanboys, that truly is impressive.

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

Oh come on Kojima! That was not "shocking" at all. Now Hayter not reprising his role as Snake was a "shocking" announcement, not this. Troll harder next time.

noandno
noandno

But I like Big Boss more

angrycreep
angrycreep

Keifer is a perfect fit, he said. This guy must be smoking something really strange. David Hayter is Solid Snake, and Metal Gear. Perhaps he's a perfect fit for him, but for the rest of human population, Keifer is not. Pixelated snake is the news? What a waste of peoples time.

TVsportsCOD
TVsportsCOD

Kojima is starting to act like an aging attention wh*re, next he'll start posting selfies in his undies. This is the kind of easter egg you'd expect once you complete the game. Not exclusive content that is 'shocking', lost in translation perhaps? Like the embarassing sexy/erotic character fiasco - he seems to have gone a bit senile.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@rydilianzero No need to bring the Wii U into the conversation just because you're mad at the "superior" PS4's exclusive content. Makes you look like a whiny bitch that's too afraid to say anything about the people that really pissed you off.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Oh and Genome guards too. I wonder if they will have the same AI as the classic. It would make the game a lot easier.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

@Outer_Raven  I think it's because some people stayed up later than usually to hear this mind blowing news but you are right, we should all know better by now.

rydilianzero
rydilianzero

Ahh we found the one guy playing twin snakes annually. Look it's good you put the word superior exclusive content in quotation marks because it's a piss poor reason to buy one version over the other. Stop sucking sonys