Metal Gear Solid V has user-created missions, multiplayer
posted on 06.13.13 at 06:03 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Kojima promises "vast multiplayer" Metal Gear Online.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have user-generated missions and an online component, series creator Hideo Kojima has said at E3.

Speaking with CVG about the game’s open-world, the first in a Metal Gear Solid title, Kojima said he wanted “to make sure that we were doing the most difficult and challenging thing,” as well as make use of outside devices like tablets and smartphones.

“Using tablets and smart phones you can also enjoy Metal Gear Solid V and create user-generated missions within the world,” Kojima said. “That’s another reason we had to go open-world—if it was linear we wouldn’t be able to do that.”

According to Kojima, the game’s online component, Metal Gear Online, is in development at Kojima Productions Los Angeles in co-operation with the Tokyo team.

“We’re working closely to create a vast multiplayer for all the fans,” he said.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain consists of two parts: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Kojima said he couldn’t comment on whether they’d be released separately, as it still hasn’t been decided within the company.

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  • bloodiOS

    Sounds exciting. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Finalshoryuken

    A new MGO with MGSV! Just icing on the cake! I absolutely loved the original MGO in MGS4! So HAPPY!!!

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Only the MGO in MGS4 wasn’t the original :3

      It actually came a few years before and the servers stayed up for a couple of years, if I recall. The original came with Subsistence for PS2.

      • Finalshoryuken

        Ah, never knew that! Appericiate that! I only played MGS2 not the Substance version, ;)

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Subsistence was for MGS3, lol.

          • Finalshoryuken

            That one either! D:

  • MrKappa

    MGO had an even worse community than Gears, Halo or even any CoD but I can’t wait to get back to it.
    MGO is easily among my favorite online TPS.

  • DesmaX


    Probably my favorite Multiplayer…
    And Peace Walker online isn’t really the same, sadly

  • Testsubject909

    I still have a fond memory of my first time playing MGO.

    I hid on a rooftop in a cardboard box. I figured it was a stupid place to have a cardboard box but hey, the place randomly generated cardboard boxes… And sure enough.

    A sniper of the opposite team just passed right by me, didn’t even bother to jump unto my cardboard box, shoot me or anything. He just went along his merry way, crouched, and started to aim…

    I killed him execution style. Even took my sweet time aiming right at the back of his head with my dinky pistol.

    It felt good…

  • TetsuyaHikari

    He’s bringing back Metal Gear Online? Oh man… I’ve been following MGO since the early days of it on Subsistence, then the beta for it with MGS4, and now I’ll be playing this for sure!


    • TetsuyaHikari

      Just for old time’s sake, I’m posting my beta impressions from the MGO that came with MGS4. This dates all the way back from April 25, 2008.

      “Well, I finally got to sign in today for the Metal Gear Online beta for PS3. The first thing I had to do was make my character, which is a totally new feature to MGO. So, I named my character, “Koji Sakujin” which is an alias I have had for quite a few years now, so I guess you could say it’s my pen name. Anyway, I customized my character, then got to the lobby. Given that this installment has new controls (I mean, come use CQC with the R1 button for cryin’ out loud…), I took a test run in Training to get the hang of the controls and the movement.

      Things felt a little sluggish at first. I was trying to get the hang of
      switching between the “over-the-shoulder” camera and FPS mode. I made a few tweaks to the sensitivity, inverted my camera, then things felt a bit more smooth with the settings I changed to. You can still fire in third person, but honestly..with this new “over-the-shoulder” camera angle, it’s a bit more practical than just running around in third person trying to shoot. I also thought I was going to be using FPS mode a lot more than I have been, but I usually just stay away from it.

      From what I’ve noticed, it has just been an upgrade (graphically and gameplay-wise) from the original MGO. I like all of the new features they have added, especially the SOP system, which allows you to link with your fellow teammates and keep track of them, plus know where the enemy’s location is with their help. I can really see this being something I could sit down with for a few hours to play and whatnot. It’s pretty fun and seeing as this is just a taste of what we can expect with the Starter Pack included with MGS4, I can honestly say..I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product.

      Over and out.”

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Oh man, talk about OLD school, haha. It took a few minutes, but I managed to dig up some old screenshots I took of my character Reiko Takahashi. I doubt anybody around here even recognizes me, but I figured I’d share anyway because I thought it was cool that I still have these, heh.

      • PrinceHeir

        great stuff LD

        i love the SOP system, didn’t like the BS auto aim system as well as invincibility frames on headshots.

        that’s why i chose Uncharted 2 MP over MGO. it’s soo fucking good and unique, plus aiming yourself feel soo good :)

  • HeatPhoenix

    I really hope Peace Walker-esque multiplayer is added.

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  • DrForbidden

    “Kojima said he couldn’t comment on whether they’d be released separately, as it still hasn’t been decided within the company.”

    Sigh. I think my fears came true. MGSV won’t be released till winter 2014 at the earliest, but probably 2015… :(

  • Nitraion

    MGS has all my favorite element of game…
    seeing trailer of MGS5 i feel kojima will ad more features…
    can’t wait MGO online goes

  • Nate

    This all sounds really cool but since they fired Hayter and kept the Japanese snake then I might skip this game.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Looking forward to trying it out! ;)