Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Multiplayer Looks A Little Lonely
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain impressed most of us here at EGMR when we saw the gameplay footage out of Gamescom. Next to titles such as Quantum Break, MGS V is probably the most interesting but did you know it’s going to have a multiplayer component?
Neither did I. Till now that is.
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Hideo Kojima unveiled the game’s multiplayer in new footage streamed live via IGN last night. At first glance it looks awfully familiar and bares a striking resemblance to the gameplay we saw just last week at Gamescom. Don’t let that fool you. It’s exactly the same.
What you see above is not a 22 minute multiplayer video but the same 17 minutes of footage from gamescom with five minutes of multiplayer tacked on the end because now Kojima decides not to split things up. Curse you, Ground Zeroes.
The mulltiplayer bit takes place on Mother Base immediately after Snake is exfiltrated from Afghanistan.
Give it a look and decide whether this is something you’d want to do with a friend, you’d be forgiven for not having much of an answer because only the last few seconds of this overly long video actually allude to any sort of multiplayer but we never get to see it in action.
Jump to the 17 minute mark to see new gameplay.
As such, we’ll leave it up to you to imagine some Snake on Snake action and if you’re having trouble visualising it, I’m sure the large volume of fan fiction can help you out.
For the most part, the new footage just shows us that Snake will tie just about anything to a balloon.
Also, Snake’s ponytail is absolutely adorable.