Will Metal Gear Solid 5 support Remote Play?

Series creator Hideo Kojima says "we're running tests," but final decision has not yet been made about supporting PlayStation Vita feature.

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Kojima Productions is currently "running tests" to determine if Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will support Remote Play on the PlayStation Vita, but nothing has been confirmed, series creator Hideo Kojima has said.

"We’re still trying to put together how much we can fit into the next game," Kojima told the PlayStation Blog. "We’re running tests, and Remote Play is impressive and I like it. So we’re running tests and still working on the game."

Remote Play allows certain console games to be played on the PS Vita. Nintendo offers similar functionality for the Wii U, allowing users to play some games completely off-screen via the GamePad. Blizzard Entertainment recently confirmed that Diablo III will support Remote Play.

Kojima was also quizzed on why it was decided to release Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain separately. He explained that it would have been "ideal" to release them together, but because The Phantom Pain is a "massive-scale game," development is taking time, he said.

However, he acknowledged that gamers have been clamoring for a new Metal Gear Solid game and delivering Ground Zeroes, a prologue to The Phantom Pain, will be a way to satisfy gamers and get them up to speed on what the story is and how the game plays.

On the subject of Metal Gear Solid V making use of the DualShock 4's new features, Kojima said he wants to leverage the new controller's attributes, but not to the point where the experience becomes too different compared to the PlayStation 3 version.

"We are trying to take advantage of as many things as we can, but we also want to focus on keeping the experience as close as possible on both platforms, between PS3 and PS4," Kojima said. "More than that, I would recommend that people who are looking forward to the next generation having a tablet next to them, taking advantage of those capabilities. I think there are things that people will enjoy there."

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launches for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in spring 2014 for $30. No release date has been set for The Phantom Pain.

Discussion

106 comments
Gamer Pessimista
Gamer Pessimista

who cares for remote play? if I could play Vita games on my TV through the PS4 without having to buy a VitaTV, now that would be something! And I BET the PS4 could do it but they strategically rather sell a hole new console for it.

Prince Manu
Prince Manu

its looking great.looking forward to it on pc.

Ross Martin
Ross Martin

Now Kojima have no excuse not to port MGS4 to Xbox One!

Hunter Knight
Hunter Knight

Dante.... Buddy..... Revengeance was released in February.....

Noah Imsosure Turner
Noah Imsosure Turner

Both games are good. MGS's story runs deeper, but Sam is his own type of bad ass with cool goggles. Stealth games are fun.

David Chang
David Chang

I liked Chaos Theory , with MGS3 in the runner up, and open world =/= better, people need it to get this through their heads...

Ramano Pluym
Ramano Pluym

If mgs will become open world then its really a no brainer which franchise is better. I hope they don't put in to much cut scenes in mgs there are more cut scenes than gameplay :/

Stephen Mitchell
Stephen Mitchell

still doesnt look anything like splinter cell to me. i love MGS. only thing bugging me about MGS5 is that they cut Hayter... i personally think that theres still a chance that kojima is trolling us. its what he does.. that, and perfect his work. if not though, its still gonna be an absolutely awesome game & im gonna enjoy it. but it just doesnt feel the same without either Hayter or Doyle playing Big Boss. he is my favorite character. i imagine more ppl would be rather ticked if he changed the voice of Solid Snake, but still, Naked Snake is the best in my books. aside from that, cant wait for this game! hope it has co-op, cant wait for MGO, graphics are mind blowing & i cant wait to play it!! :D

Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

I hope the game supports remote play, it's a cool feature!

Wayne Brose
Wayne Brose

when cominig metal gear rising revegeance

Reece Lewandowski
Reece Lewandowski

Why people compare Spilinter Cell to MGS? MGS is way more intellegent and complex but SC hasn't got cutscenes that go for nearly an hour!

Imz Deodex
Imz Deodex

So splinter cell sucks? maybe YOU SUCK AT IT lol

Rich Mouland
Rich Mouland

I thought MGS V was on the ps3 only. Glad to hear it's not then.

Adam Öberg
Adam Öberg

I can, in splinter cell everything would explode.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

I bought a PS3 to play MGS4 - best game I have ever played. I will buy a PS4 for this game.

Travis Baker
Travis Baker

It is a SONY REQUIREMENT that all games run on remote play...

George Ogle
George Ogle

Well the DS was still before the PS3 and PSP, you could use the DS on some Wii games. Even the Game Boy Advance could be used for the Gamecube in some instances (as a second screen with different information, not showing the game on it). As far as I remember remote play for PSP was pretty poorly supported in most cases, aha.

Joseph Sapp
Joseph Sapp

It better be the deal with ps4 was every game to be remote playable.

Ihab El Shazly
Ihab El Shazly

im tagging you because i think you are metal gear solid fan

Eric Anthony Medina
Eric Anthony Medina

i do. you clearly have not tried it. not a gimic AT ALL. it works perfectly for me. and it's very useful for when someone needs the TV.

Brian FullmetalPanic Brackney
Brian FullmetalPanic Brackney

Yeah, I guess you are right. I never used my psp as a controller. Yet, I did forget. Thanks for correcting me but I think you got the point right.

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

yeah because this doesnt look like mgs3 or 4

無限烏
無限烏

PS3 and PSP did it before the WiiU

Krille Vahterinmäki
Krille Vahterinmäki

Looks similar to Splinter Cell. Hopefully it turns out to feel like a MGS game

Chris Nixon
Chris Nixon

remote play support is supposed to be supported at a system level according to sony and the only thing that is supposed to hold it back is camera enable games. So explain what needs testing?