Metal Gear 5 Unveiled In April Or May?
Although many of us are still basking in the glow of the masterpiece that is Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, others are already anxiously anticipating Kojima's next effort. Well, you may not have much longer to wait for an announcement...
According to PlayStation LifeStyle, the latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine hints that the fifth installment in the legendary series may be revealed by Konami some time in "April or May." Now, as far as we can tell, nothing major is happening in either of these upcoming months, but E3 is slated for June 2 - June 4. Hence, the majority of people who wish to believe this rumor are saying that Metal Gear 5 will be officially announced at E3. As far as we know, there won't be a "Solid" in this title, as Snake's story is supposedly complete. We're certain that Konami isn't about to abandon the franchise name and there will most definitely be another installment, but we've waved adieu to Snake. As an additional bit of news, which may or may not be construed as "bad" by the fans, PTOM also reports that Kojima will not be the game's director, although he'll still be involved in the development process. Rumor has it he's knee-deep in some other title right now... Just don't call him a traitor for working on something new, m'kay?
If a new Metal Gear really is on tap for an unveiling in the next few months, it's bound to be a gigantic piece of news, so stay tuned for any new info/details.
3/13/2009 Ben Dutka