In a world where online multiplayer gaming seems to keep gnawing away at the length of single-player campaigns, Hideo Kojima remains true to his roots.
The Metal Gear Solid franchise has always been about the amazing storyline, as all the fans will tell you. They didn't wish to compromise the story and campaign in any way in MGS4, which is why they also gave us the separate Metal Gear Online to satisfy the apparent multiplayer next-gen requirement. Therefore, maybe you shouldn't be too surprised to learn that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker , despite being for the PSP, will have the longest story mode in the entire series. This according to what he told Famitsu and noted by Examiner.com ; Kojima also added that he believes 3D gaming will become the standard, and he isn't really thinking about the next generation at this time. It's unfortunate the Peace Walker had to miss its intended March release date and get pushed into May, but at the same time, we have to respect what Kojima and Co. are doing.
The franchise creator has always said this PSP installment could very easily be called "Metal Gear Solid 5" and if the story is the "longest in the series," we know they threw their whole weight behind this portable iteration.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker