The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been a global success, my first experience of this series came courtesy of Sons Of Liberty on the PS2, I liked the way you could hide in lockers and peer out through the vents at balaclava-clad soldiers. This title also came with a bonus making-of disc which was actually quite informative, although trying to play it on the PS2 with a PS2 controller was hit and miss, until I bought the DVD remote, which was worse.
Anyway, enough reminiscing as we now fast forward to details for the announced new title which goes by the name of “The Phantom Pain.” Not sure about the title, sounds like an excuse which is given to your boss, this game will be published by Konami for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. The developer has confirmed that the title will be longer than the previous games in the series; this is on top of the side missions which will further extend the game’s playthrough length.
It’s also been confirmed that Snake cannot swim, he can walk through streams, but not swim the 100 meters as he did near the end of the PS2 game. If you would like to play and build your own Forward Operating Base, you would need PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold. However, the base can be developed and customized even if you are offline or you can altogether skip this feature and remain offline, but the features will be limited.
A noteworthy development is the eyewear which Snake uses may be customizable; this is speculation at the moment but has been hinted by the dev team. I look forward to the release of the game, I hope it will be worthwhile and live up to the hype, but then again, what does these days.
Thank you Metal Gear Official Twitter page for providing us with this information.