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Kojima Team Seeking Help For "Next Generation" MGS

While we still don't know exactly what Hideo Kojima plans to do next, we know his Kojima Productions team has to push forward with the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

As reported by Andriasang, the team is hiring for the "Next Generation Metal Gear Solid Series Production Staff," according to a new job listing at Konami's Japanese site. For programming, they're asking for people with experience on all major platforms (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC) and for graphics, they want applicants who are interested in "conducting research into next generation CG." Now, MGS4 was exclusive to the PS3 but like so many third-party franchises, the next iteration may indeed be multiplatform; we can't forget about Metal Gear Solid: Rising, which is in development for both the PS3 and 360. Kojima is often very cryptic so we're never really sure about his definite intentions, but one Tweet last year may have hinted at MGS5:

"Had our first meeting for the next 'A HIDEO KOJIMA GAME' with the core team members today. Some member are also participating on 'RISING' so 10 people total this time. We will have a meeting every morning to discuss planning, testing, research, and scouting. An open environment to talk about important issues and share our dreams and concept for the project."

Later, he said he'd either make MGS5 or an "original game," although he never came clean about his decision. Many have hoped to hear about a new Zone of the Enders, which has apparently been on the back burner for a while, and others have hoped the mastermind would turn his attention to something entirely new. Well, either way, we do need the next Metal Gear Solid, right? We still have a lot of questions but perhaps we'll get some answers this year...

Tags: mgs, metal gear solid, kojima, metal gear game

1/13/2011 10:28:58 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (103 posts)

aaronisbla
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:43:28 AM
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I don't care if its multiplatform as long as the game is great and pushes the limit for the console of my choice

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godsman
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:30:24 AM

I agree. I would buy games like Crysis 2, because the graphics just look awesome in everything. Games like Bayonetta, I won't even touch because of the bad port. If they aren't making any effort for the gamers, why should we give them our money?

Kojima has always focused on Japan first, I'm pretty sure PS3 will always be their lead platform.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:55:37 AM

But you know that doesn't happen Aaron. Look at Castlevania. They did a great job but the game still has some multiplatform hold backs going on. The clunky frame rate and some times rough on the eyes graphics. Some times it looked like everything was scrubbed with sand paper.

It's just better when developers can focus on one piece of hardware.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:35:42 PM

true, but i just need another mgs fix. I guess what i meant to say as long as my console of choice ( ps3) isn't severely gimped like Bayonetta or something like that

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:41:32 PM

Indeed. I would just hate to see a new MGS featuring either of the Snakes take a step backwards from MGS4. Game is such a masterpiece and a lot of the reason the game came out the way it did was because it was exclusive. Rising looks interesting but I have a feeling it's going to be very short and will disappoint a great many MGS fans.

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jdt1981
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:40:35 PM

The problem there is when it comes to muti-platform games they are always made to run on the lowest common denominator and then ported to other, more capable platforms. Wasn't Kojima complaining that 50GB with BR wasn't enough for his vision with MGS4? Well Kojima good luck then making you're vision for MGS5 fit in 6.9GB... There are three things that really separate the PS3 from the 360; The CELL processor, Blu-Ray and standard HDDs. So therefor MGS5 will be gimped when you compare it to what it could be if it's PS3 exclusive. I'm not saying MGS5 will be a bad game I'm just saying it wont be as content rich as it would as PS3 exclusive which for me will be disappointing. It will be FFXIII all over again... I'll be left wondering what was left out of the game to accommodate the 360 and the limited DVD capacity also MGS5 will be extremely linear.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 2:57:20 PM

No thanks. If MGS5 is a multiplatform title, I will hold off on buying on it until I see that it is flawless on the PS3.

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SmokeyPSD
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 7:02:58 AM

Bayonetta is fine though with the patch though. Your just missing out on a fantastic, off the wall action game.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:44:42 AM
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The first thing I thought of when I read the topic title was PSP2, since it's the next gen of Sony Handheld devices. But they're looking for PS3/360 programmers, so (thankfully) it's a console game.

Just wanted to share my thoughts.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:49:23 AM
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Metal Gear Solid is FINISHED!
Seriously what can they do, a sequel after 4, no.
a prequel, no, because they have already done Portable Ops and Peace Walker, surely we cant get another one. There is nothing new they can do without it getting milked.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:10:48 AM

Maybe they will transform PSP's peace maker into the Major consoles but still this article indicating about a all new game for the series.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:13:27 AM

Actually there is one thing I can think of that just might work. Make MGS5 a prequel and make it about The Boss. Specifically about her early life and how she became The Boss. I think that could actually work out really well.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:22:42 AM

But why, theres no need. Its just making titles for the sake of it, just look at Rising.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:32:45 AM

Rising isn't and will never be a sequel for MGS

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coverton341
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:39:53 AM

Let me go into conspiracy theorist mode and tell you why we need another MGS title.

The accounts holder at Microsoft dangles a big juicy carrot in front of the face of the accountant for Konami. He says that if they can get Kojima to release an honest to god MGS title on the 360 then he can have the carrot. He then follows up by saying that if they can't convince Kojima to release an MGS on 360 then they will be forced to reconsider their future financial dealings with Konami.

Fast forward to the board meeting with Kojima Productions and Konami. The accountant for Konami has relayed all this info to the higher ups and they pass along the news to Kojima all the while stating that if he can't seem to find the time to make a 360 MGS release they don't know if they will be able to find the time or money to finance and release anything else that he produces.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese business dealings. Strong suggestions are made and that stuff gets brutal and tense.

Is that how this game came about? I don't know. Is this scenario even close? Maybe, maybe not. Like I said, I went into conspiracy theorist mode.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:47:43 AM

Why dont Sony have a bigger carrot?

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:09:45 PM

@Ultimadream

Oh I don't know. Considering the pivotal role The Boss played in the series I'm not so sure if a game detailing her life and her origins would really count as "milking".

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:44:00 PM

Considering the last MGS game on a console came out in 2008, you cannot say they would be milking it by giving us another. This isn't Call of Duty. This series has substance and as I said below there are plenty of holes in the story arch to fill. Have faith in Kojima.

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spiderboi
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:24:29 PM

Well, we all see how this will go. Sure, they can make an MGS out of The Boss. But how will her story go? That she's a prodigy of "The Captain", and she's *shudder* suddenly betrayed? Let's not be so predictable, shall we?

If they do decide on her, better not be an origins, as it may turn out as I mentioned above. It should be on the back reason why she chose to do what she did. MGS4 and Peacewalker didn't really give a clear picture her rationale on her actions.

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 4:53:15 PM

if they decide to make a game about Boss, I'm sold. She's one of the most interesting characters to come out of MGS, and I loved all of them. Except Otacon. I liked him like an annoying little brother, but all the others were pretty awesome in one way or another.

Even Raiden.

But Boss is just golden.

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Akuma07
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:57:16 PM

No, it cant be about The Boss.

All mgs games have been about the Snakes.

Thats the way it should stay.

I don't see a problem with them making a 5th entry to the series, in fact, i don't like the way 4 ended, making it seem like Snakes story was over, he was the most badass hero ever, his story will never be over, he will never just sit back and let the rest of the world destroy itself, he is a quintessential hero, he will keep fighting, and we will keep playing his story.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 3:11:05 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing a MGS:Meryl done from her side, along with all of her backstory.

Just make sure to interlace her storyline with Snake, Octagon, & a host of the other characters.

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:50:58 AM
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I say to this, we DONT need a next MGS. We don't even need Rising. CANCEL that right now. Peace Walker was a beautiful, authentic definitive one to end it on. MGS4 WAS the actual conclusion chronologically aswell.

All these things but the biggest one is that Kojima deserves to move on creatively. He has so much talent/ability that he should be allowed to use it to explore and show us something else wonderful for once. WE the fans owe him that.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:34:52 PM

UUHHH!! Some of us actually want to play MGS:Rising, I know I do, So no they shouldn't cancel it. As long as it's coming for Kojima's team I know it will be a great game multi-platform or not.

If you don't want to play the game or your not interested, then don't play it when it comes out, just turn your attention to something else. That is not a very hard concept to grasp.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:39:56 PM

count me as one of those guys that wants to play it

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 3:15:40 AM

I want to play Rising

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SolidFantasy
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:08:22 AM
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It's Kojima... what's there not to be excited about? I still enjoy playing through MGS4. I've put over 70hrs into Peace Walker and Rising seems to have a gameplay mechanic of it's own! Even if his next project isn't a MG it's still going to be gold. On the other hand, I just wish he would stay exclusive. Kojima productions is too talented to be multiplatform.

btw any more news on rising is news worth reading to me.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:30:40 AM

Maybe MS is forcing him to develop another MGS game for the XBOX since no one to consider RISING to be sequel for the MGS

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SolidFantasy
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:09:07 PM

I bet the Xbots like to consider Rising to be the MGS"5" I have mixed feelings about the game, but it is NOT MGS5.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:35:18 PM

Kojima is MGS and MGS is all by Kojima , Kojima hasnt helped with Rising in any way possible , All MGS series has been directed , formed and produced by Kojima only with no help of any other person .

I dont think that there will be any person who is good at producing any other work replicating KOJIMA's effort .

End of the line

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:17:08 AM
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Well, the main reason that MGS4 was and will in all likelihood remain a PS3 exclusive is because it was designed specifically for the PS3. Therefore a port would have been very hard to make and would have taken an exceptionally long time. At least a year. Microsoft found this unacceptable so they gave up on MGS4 and settled for a 360 version of Rising instead. With this next game I really don't know how things are going to play out.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:19:39 AM
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Iv been afraid of this to happen , MGS the original game to go MULTI PLATFORM ,
there is a great chance for this game to receive the same treatment the FF received when it went multi platform , being liner , poorly developed , but since Kojima would work to get this game better , IM not afraid

how would ever a single DVD to carry 9 hours of cut-scenes?

and why would we like to have another MGS game? the last one did have a magnification ending with every element of the story line has a definitive ending , so where would the next game fit?


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kris22
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:20:31 AM
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NOT EXCITED. I want Zone of the Enders 3 as promised...

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:57:28 AM

Wow. I totally forgot about that. I personally loved both ZOE games and a third installment would definitely be a day one purchase for me. I sure hope Hideo Kojima hasn't forgotten about the series.

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:24:19 AM
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Not interested at all in yet another MGS. It's DONE.

It's becoming a joke now.

Im uninterested in this guy until he does something new.

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Kiryu
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:51:17 AM
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I hope it's a whole new epic story that's all!with no more sequels!

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:56:40 AM
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LOL! All the MGS hate going on around here is funny. Why doubt the man can come up with another compelling story or game? I for one am excited to see what he can pull out of his hat. So little faith in Kojima. Surprising coming from this bunch.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:02:15 PM

Personally I would have no objection to another MGS game. But even so one would have to admit that MGS4 did a pretty good job of wrapping things up. I think it's a distinct possibility that a lot of people are concerned that another game in the series could potentially end up becoming what essentially amounts to an MGS equivalent of Bioshock 2 or something.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:12:06 PM

LOL! I loved Bioshock 2. I liked it more than the first game. I think what ever Kojima can do will be great. He's never let us down before. I can't think of any game I played that he's made that I disliked. There's plenty of holes in the MGS story arch that he can fill with another game. I like the idea above about telling the story of The Boss. They could explore how Naked Snake and Major Zero's relationship deteriorated or they could follow Sunny to see what she's got herself into after the events in MGS4.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:20:28 PM

Yea im with jawknee on the Bioshock thing. I havnt finished 2 yet but im enjoying it much more than the first.

As for a new MGS. As jawknee atated theirs a lot of information still swirling around te MGS universe. Id appreciate a 5th installment. Even if that meansit doesnt necesarilly answer any more questions. I just want another one! And with Hideo at the helm, its tough to have any doubts about the product. The man is partocular and really loves his games. Gotta have faith in that.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:31:29 PM

Fair enough. Mr. Kojima does have a pretty good reputation. If anyone could pull it off I'm sure he could.

And I'm not saying that Bioshock 2 was a bad game. Just that even if it was good, it still seems to be more or less a totally unnecessary sequel that was made for the sole purpose of making more money and nothing else. And while it didn't do badly in sales it still didn't do as well as 2K had hoped.

It's too bad that Hideo Kojima wasn't working on it.

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ABUrabad
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:45:23 PM

@Jawknee
Im sure that Kojima will do great , but wouldn't he get limited by the low potentials of the xbox ?
how can he ever fit 9 hours of cut-scenes into the xbox????

by judging the size of MGS4 he need to get that game into more than 6 DVD's

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:05:14 PM

I agree with you and I will be the first to complain if the next console installment ends up on the 360. I hope Kojima would have enough sway over at Komani to at least say "look, I want to focus on the PS3. Im making this for the PS3, when I am done you guys figure out how to get it on the Xbox if you want it to be multiplatform so bad."

I really am sick of the Xbox gimping games and it's only going to get worse as this generation moves forward. The quality of PS3 exclusives makes most multiplatform and even most Xbox exclusives look last generation.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:01:10 PM

I'll be right behind you Jawknee. Heck, I might be ahead of you..

The thought of MGS5 on the 360 actually is something I would rather not entertain..

Could you imagine MGS4 on the 360??

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 5:01:12 PM

Seriously. It's Hideo Kojima. The guy does games like no one's business. Even if it was miltiplat, it'd be the best multiplat game released thus far.

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 5:04:28 PM

On BioShock 2: although it has a number after it, I wouldn't call it a sequel. It's another story set in that game's world, but the first and second installments don't have much to do with one another. Unless I'm forgetting stuff.

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kraygen
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:01:10 PM
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I'm not worried one way or the other, it's Kojima and that means excellence.

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Slycly
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:26:12 PM
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Resident Evil 5 went multiplatform and killed the series for me. Final Fantasy XIII went mutiplatform and the game sucked. So excited for a multiplatform MGS at this point!


NOT!!!!!!

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 8:04:05 PM

Tekken 6 was a stinker compared to previous installments too.

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MadPowerBomber
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 4:45:58 AM

How was Tekken 6 a stinker? It took what was set up in Tekken 5 -- the best in the franchise in my opinion (yes, better than 3) -- and pushed it to another level.

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556pineapple
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:30:29 PM
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Though I'm sure I'll like whatever it is they come out with, I would really love to see Metal Gears 1 and 2 remade with current technology. My ideal dream is to have the stories transposed into full fledged 3D games, but I would settle for a graphically updated port on the PSN. However, I'm sure the chances of this are slim to null. Rest assured, if there's a PS3 version, I'll buy it.

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556pineapple
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:38:06 PM

And by 3D I mean solid modeling, not necessarily stereoscopic 3D. Just thought I'd clear that up.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:43:57 PM
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I really hope that any continuation of the MGS franchise comes in the form of spin-offs, similar to Rising, rather that following Solid, or Naked Snake. I feel that their tales are done. Kojima's an excellent story teller, so I'm sure that he could come up with something compelling, but I wouldn't like to see it.

I want Kojima Productions to work on something entirely new. And thinking about this: This is now known as the current generation. The next generation isn't likely to come about for another two/three years at least. Factoring that in, it would take them a couple of years to acclimatise to the new hardware, thus creating the possibility of this next game, if it is a reality, not coming out until 2016. That will mean a gap of eight full years between REAL MGS games. Would that be such a crime? Perhaps the team could work on another current gen game in the meantime, and create another game for the next generation first, thus pushing the dev time for MGS5 out even further.

I wouldn't mind that. We'd know that something was coming, but we'd also know that it would be a while away. Give us something new between now and then and make me happy.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:21:18 PM
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MGS4 is still on my shelf unplayed. Gotta get to that.

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kraygen
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:26:55 PM

Man, I can't recommend it enough. I bought the mgs4 special edition ps3 thinking I'd only play mgs4 if I had nothing else to play. Well I didn't have anything else to play and now I've beaten it 4 times and it is one of the best games.

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spiderboi
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:35:58 PM

What? Tifa bounced too many times on you World? I have a special place in my PS3 memory for MGS4 as its the first epic I played in my unit. Granted, some scenes with microwaves distracted from the immersion, but the experience was 99% fun-tastic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:04:07 PM

haha, There's never too many times with Tifa. I only ever played the first one and stealth isn't always my forte, I need to be in the mood. I've always meant to play it but Sony keeps coming out with must play games and I get all sidetracked buying cheap ones (Loving Price of Persia) but I will play the blasted thing some day.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:56:15 PM

"I get all sidetracked buying cheap ones (Loving Price of Persia)"

Haha Epic pun, or typo?

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RadioHeader
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:58:47 PM

sorry...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 5:33:32 PM

lol, that was a mistake, I meant Prince of Persia but yeah the paltry sum I paid was well worth it. Elika is a life saver.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 6:31:49 PM

It's hard to resist a bargain, but you can't allow that backlog to snowball. That's the kind of thing that can bring a man down!1
I've lost countless night's sleep fretting over the Demon' Souls & Siren Bloodcurse endings, and wondering if I'll ever get to see them 0.o

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 3:48:10 AM

World,
I won't give the dialog away, but if for no other reason, you've got to play MGS4 just for the very slick & funny(but very snide), banter that was strictly aimed against the Xbox.

When I heard that, I just had to stop & do a re-play on that same section over & over again.

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kraygen
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 6:16:50 AM

Believe me world, there is a huge difference between the first metal gear and 4. I tried going back and playing the first after playing 4, couldn't do it.

Besides there is so much more to mgs4 than just stealth.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 3:13:22 PM

Unlike World, I'm a big fan of stealth gaming, but I also haven't finished MGS4.

I partly held off playing it hoping for trophy support, but now it's just in my backlog with a bunch of other great games.

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Pandacastro
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:30:48 PM
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I am pretty excited for a new Mgs but what exactly is there left to explain?

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 2:53:35 PM
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*looks at comment section*

Gamers are stupid. I'm sorry but you guys are all ridiculous (all those who are whining).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:04:26 PM

*whine*

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 3:24:37 PM

*burns tifa*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 8:32:43 PM

She likes it rough.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 3:51:39 AM

MMMMMM, Crispy!

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slugga_status
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 4:10:50 PM
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I don't see why anybody wouldn't want to see another MGS. Greatest series of all time to me. It would suck for it to be a multiplat b/c we really wouldn't get everything we could from Team Kojima.

I'm interested in the story though. *Spoiler Alert* We didn't see Snake die but know the nanomachines will cause him too soon. Meryl and her team are pretty much still intact w/ her husband. No more Liquid..Just real curious on where they'd take the series.

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natho86
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 4:44:08 PM
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If the next MGS goes to the 360, how the hell are the going to explain the masterpiece story that is MGS.

A friend laughed at me when i said im getting mass effect 2 for my ps3 because i wouldnt understand the story, which is fair enoungh, never played the first one but im only one game behind.

Depending on how far back you want to go in the MGS story, it goes along way and if it is a true sequal then its going to be hard for any new players (360 users) to understand the story at all.

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Culoslap
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 4:52:35 PM
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I don't mind seeing an MGS title on the Box as long as it doesn't include Solid Snake. There are many great multi-platform games out there, however, I'm afraid of the imminent "gimping" as some of you have already mentioned. I'm okay with letting Raiden sail in the ocean of mediocrity of multi-platform games.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:08:19 PM

Just because Rising is going to be Multi-Plat doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be mediocre. Kojima might not be working on the game directly, but at the same time he is overseeing the project. Do you really think he's going to let those new guys release something that's mediocre with Metal Gear Solid in the title.

C,mon now that's just common sense.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:40:42 PM

You're correct Guyver but given the track record, a great majority of once 3rd PlayStation exclusives have all scored lower this generation after going multiplatform. FFXIII, DMC4, Tekken 6, Resident Evil 5(was a Gamecube exclusive last gen) etc. I have faith the game will be quality from a technical stand point, but a great game I don't think it will make. It will probably score decent but it will not be another MGS4 and will likely be another 5 hour twitch fest. Konami all but admitted this game is going to be a fast paced action game with little focus on story. Doesn't sound like a Metal Gear Solid game to me. May be a good game but a MGS4 it will not.

Just because it has the Metal Gear Solid name doesn't mean it will be epic. Look at FFXIII.

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 4:56:04 PM
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I would love another MGS. It's my favorite game series of all time.

...but... can we get trophies for MGS4 first?

...heh...

As a side note, the first time I tried to quit smoking was when I played MGS4. That was hard. HARD. Every time Snake took a smoke break... I had to, too!

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 5:30:53 PM
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MGS is done man..........the only route is Metal Gear Sunny.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 9:48:29 PM

Yes! yes! yes! *M. Bison imitation*

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 5:49:14 PM
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still the same word, MGS Peace Walker should have been the TRUE MGS5 and they should have made it into a full-fledged PS3 exclusive instead of pushing the limit on PSP (not saying it is short of any greatness nonetheless). so I wish Kojima decide to deliver an original cool IP instead of MGS5.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:24:24 PM
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I suspect MS will have announced a new console sometime by the year's end.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:37:06 PM

Why would that make sense? They just released the new model. It hasn't even been a year. Makes little sense why they would suddenly jump start the next generation when they are still selling 360's and now Kinect.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:56:00 PM

Probably PS4, I'm sure Sony is already cranking away on it now.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 8:01:16 PM

I don't think well see a new console announcement from either company for a few more years. Make's no sense to release a new console so soon. Nintendo is more likely to announce a new console before Sony or MS.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 9:23:56 PM

Jawknee, it's just my opinion--calm down ;)

Wait and see. It may not be an official announcement but I suspect solid evidence pointing to its existence. And besides, history has shown that new revamped, usually slimmer, models have launched near or around next-gen console launches *points to Nintendo, PSone and PS2-slim* poof! there goes that rebuke =p

MS has claimed that this year is the year of the Kinect. I believe they're trying to capture a newer user base while they prepare to re-engage their more dedicated gamer. They still have a very dedicated loyal user-base who's willing to drop $400 on a more powerful console with higher powered games targeted specifically at this more dedicated demographic (Sony has done a similar thing with PS2/PS3). This way MS can placate irate 360 fans who demand newer and more impressive experiences--the PS3 has got to be looking evermore tempting with each passing month. I also suspect studios are already planning out next gen projects as the number of high end 360 games coming this year is suspiciously empty.

Ultimately, this scaleable marketing approach can be successful if handled right. And it would allow MS the opportunity to capture a greater range of gamer at price points that target their respective audiences.

There's a number of other reasons I have for this but for now I'll leave it to these for now.

So remember, Jawknee, just a prediction ;) I can't let Michael Pachter make all of his wrong predictions without Temjin throwing in his 2 cents.

And I also predict the next xbox will showcase the Unreal Engine 4--I bet you just can't wait *poke-poke* =p

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 9:43:55 PM

You should read more carefully. There are zero exclamation points in my post. I simply asked how that made sense. Considering BOTH Sony and MS have stated this generation will have a 10 year cycle, MS announcing a new Xbox by years end is HIGHLY unlikely. Especially given their push of the newest model and Kinect.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 9:49:25 PM

Jawknee, it's HIGHLY unlikely I ever misread anything =p
*poke-poke*

Sorry man, I love teasing you ;)

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Akuma07
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 11:01:43 PM

To be completely fair.

A company like Sony, more than likely starts research on their next console, the moment they release a new one.

You would have to, to stay one step ahead in terms of technology.

I think in some secret room, sony has designs, hardware specs, everything, any and all possibilities for the PS4. Nothing official though.

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Qubex
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 12:23:10 AM

Jawk, its more likely Sony will release a next generation console first I think...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 3:21:41 PM

Why would Microsoft launch a new system when they can pad their hardware numbers with re-sales? They still have to sell two or three more replacement 360s to everyone who has already bought one.

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PasteNuggs
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 7:57:26 PM
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I'm happy there gonna work on a new one. I just played 4 this year and haven't really played any others since the first on the PS1. So as a new fan of the series I hope they continue it and also since I played it this year I wasn't able to appreciate it as much from an artistic standpoint. Don't get me wrong the game has held up well over time but I wasn't blown away like I would have been if I had played it in 2008.

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StangMan80
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:21:40 PM
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IF IT DOES NOT HAVE SOLID SNAKE DO NOT CALL IT MGS!!!

Rising should not be called MGS.

We all want MGS to be a PS exclusive. Solid snake belongs with PS and only PS.
I am not buying Rising, and if Solid snake is going to the 360, I will never buy one of kojima's games again.

Unless he makes MGS 1 and 2 remakes, that's what I want more then anything.

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Akuma07
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:58:17 PM

You know, MGS hasn't always been PS exclusive.

MGS2 and im pretty sure MGS3 were both ported to the Xbox.

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Temjin001
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 1:27:48 AM

MGS3 wasn't

MGS was remade for GC
and MGS2 released eventually on Xbox

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 4:24:38 AM

Stang,
As far as being exclusive, well no...I happen to have "MGS:The Twin Snakes"(2 disc set)and that's in my GameCube collection.
But granted, I also want the future of MGS to stay a Playstation exclusive too(although I seriously doubt Konami will let it remain so).

I just wish Kojima's contract obligations were over & that he'd just up & leave Konami, & then have Sony buy Kojima Productions.

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StangMan80
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 2:11:35 AM

I do know that MGS has not always been a PlayStation exclusive. The first two, which I'm not sure count, named Metal Gear, and metal gear 2 were not on the PlayStation(original Nintendo I believe), but then they made Metal gear solid , which has mainly been on the PlayStation.
almost all MGS games has only been on the PS or has been ported to another system.

The next installments of MGS should only be on the PS. MGS: Rising does not count and I do not like the fact that it is even named MGS.


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RebelJD
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:22:17 PM
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I'd want a new IP from Hideo Kojima or for his line up to consist of other great titles to compliment the Metal Gear franchise. Which ever it may be, I'll be supporting it.

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smitch
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:39:03 PM
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Wow! MGS4 was the reason I got the PS3, along with RE5 and FF13. I would love to see another Metal Gear Solid. There is not a greater stealth game. It would be cool if they remade the original Metal Gear. Solid vs. Big Boss! On another note I would like to see a new Tenchu. I wish there were more "stealth" games. I am sick and tired of the "twitch" games.

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Syphoned
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:59:31 PM
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It's ironic that a series that (usually) came to a Sony console first will probably wind up getting cheated compared to the 360 version if this is indeed multiplat.

I just won't pick this up unless I can be assured it will run just as well on the PS3. AND, that the game itself doesn't suffer from being multiplat. Kojima has said that MGS4 wasn't ported because it couldn't be done, so in what ways will that restrict MGS5?

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Qubex
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 12:23:44 AM
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Another MGS? Yes please, bring it on Solid Snake!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 1:37:11 AM
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id much rather them do a new IP.
i miss the old proper MGS, the hardcore stealth ones and i know there never coming back so id rather see this series die off and a new IP.
i am really excited about MGS rising though!

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bloody_rootz
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 3:34:14 AM
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it could be in preparation for the ps4. just a thought.

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jonny_wonny
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:17:28 AM
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I cared so much about the first four MGS games, but I'm worried if they keep on making them just for the sake of it, I'll stop caring about them and subsequently stop caring about the series as a whole. It would be a shame to see something like that happen...

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Senergized
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 12:55:13 AM
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Man just remake the very first two Metal Gear games, bring it more up to date PLEASE... or a possible another clone of Snake lol just thinking out loud....

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