The legendary Metal Gear Solid series has generated a massive following worldwide, and the millions of fans were disappointed to learn that last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be Snake's final adventure. However, while it may have been Snake's final mission, the "Metal Gear" name isn't about to die.

According to Kotaku , a recent Konami job listing points towards the the start of development for a new project with "Metal Gear" in the title. You can follow the Japanese link at Kotaku, but the point is this- "Staff wanted for a new development in the Metal Gear series!!" Well, that's certainly exciting. We're not entirely sure why Kotaku doesn't specifically point out that "Solid" is absent from the title, which falls in line with Konami's plans of releasing Snake from his tireless duty. We're also not so quick to call this project a "spin-off" or "sequel," for obvious reasons. There is every possibility that whatever the new "Metal Gear" game is, it will only hold the familiar name of the series and be presented in something that's closer to IP form. Kojima and Co. have already stated they wish to start from scratch and appeal more to the Western gaming audiences, which likely hints at a complete overhaul for their most heralded franchise. What's important, though, is that the name will live on, and it's also encouraging to learn that the early stages of development may have already begun.

As more details leak out concerning the new Metal Gear – whatever it is – we'll bring them to you as fast as humanly possible. After MGS4, we've all seen what Konami and Kojima are capable of producing, and that puts everyone in an uber -anticipatory state for any new games.

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CH1N00K
CH1N00K
12 years ago

Let's just hope that this new development isn't that it's going to the Xbox….

Keep your eyes peeled for ads where they say they are looking for a "western" developer…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

I honestly do not see that happening.

MGS4 had excellent success as a PS3 exclusive title.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
12 years ago

At this point I'm not placing any bets…I've seen what the buying power of MS has done so far…I hope it doesn't happen, but I'm not betting on it. I don't think it would be an exclusive, but I wouldn't rule out Multiplat.


Last edited by CH1N00K on 3/9/2009 11:55:46 AM

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

Kojima said that the only reason it made it to PS3 first was because he got the PS3 dev kits first.

Also if hes not producing it anymore then the team will be more inclined to go multiplat.

Thirdly It just makes sense to now go multiplat with recession and all they need all the money they can get

kidgrid
kidgrid
12 years ago

It is most likely that it will be multi port, and I doubt that they would allow a poor quality port to the ps3. I trust Capcom

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

Konami!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I wouldn't want to just straight deprive xbots from the experience, but I will say putting a Metal Gear on 360 would certainly dumb it down, so I don't want it to happen either. MGS4 would have suffered immensely.

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

Bring on MGS5!

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

oh yeah lol no solid 🙁

mk ultra
mk ultra
12 years ago

or MG7 if you include the 2 on NES. They would have called MGS, MG3, but they thought not enough people would remember those games.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

Wonder who you will play as? Raiden? Merill? Johnny? speaking of Johnny are me and my friends the only ones who thought he looked almost exactly like young snake when he took his mask off?

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
12 years ago

We'll be playing as Sunny!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

I wouldn't be suprised

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
12 years ago

Well Johnny is one of the original genome soliders from MGS1, and if you remember they all contain genes of or some blood trait of the big boss, so that makes him in some way part of snakes family tree. therefore why he looks like him.
I think Kojima will do a complete overhaul for MG5, so new characters, new story and perhaps a whole new timeline. that would be cool 🙂


Last edited by BigTonesAUS on 3/9/2009 6:30:07 PM

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

Yeah but Johnny never took the shots so he never got the artificial big boss gene


Last edited by BTNwarrior on 3/9/2009 9:59:50 PM

rell
rell
12 years ago

I hope solid snake comeback

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

Kojima isnt like the dudes at valve(or many other developers for that matter),he has integrity and wont sacrifice mgs 5 quality for te sake of 360 sales,but the Konami bosses might have the final say

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

wtf are you talking about, Valve didn't "sacrifice integrity" by deciding to port games to the 360 over the PS3. Valve is a computer software company and since the 360 is far easier to code for than the PS3 Gale made the decision to not bring Left4Dead over to the PS3 due to money and time. Have you not seen how bad the port of the orange box is on the PS3 compared to the 360? You seem to forget game makers are in it for making money, not this so called "integrity" you speak of.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Some do hold to artistic integrity, what karnelli is saying is that Valve and others don't mind if their work is made into trash (EA release of Orange Box on PS3) for the sake of gaining a larger market. In this case, the game would be made trash if it was held back in scope so as to work with the 360's limitations.

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

thank you world ends,

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

You are wrong, Vlave does mind if their work is compromised and not the best across the board. That is why you DONT see their games on the PS3 at the moment.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Time to get a new job LOL… my goodness, the hype machine starts early, even before the first pixel is laid…

Q!

"i am home"

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
12 years ago

As long as they keep the same gameplay and have a good storyline I'm sold on this game. I'm cool with it coming out for the ps3 and 360, II hope they don't put a watered down version of MG5 on the wii lmao..

bxshotboi
bxshotboi
12 years ago

man its probably gonna be a good game all mgs have been at least to me and i wouldnt be suprised if ms tries to buy this game off of ps3 like so many others and its gotten to the point where it is just annoyin y cant the ps3 be able to keep the titles that have been with them since the beginning like star ocean cuz cmon star ocean would have been great on ps3 not just as a 360 exclusive that was just gay

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

I hope its the same type of gameplay with just different characters.. I still dont know how they think they need to appeal more to thew western gamers..they appeal to me as the best games company in the world..but shmyeah Kojima always looks for more!!

isaya85
isaya85
12 years ago

PLEASE let this be PS3 exclusive

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

JoshBall
JoshBall
12 years ago

Best news on psx all year! At least we are defo getting one! (Y) This is why i come on this site all the f'in time!

raidtimedope
raidtimedope
12 years ago

its gotta be PS3 exclusive, if its not then *sighs*

Victor321
Victor321
12 years ago

Hope it's only for the PS3 (or ported from the PS3 to the 360) because if they're aiming to make another revolutionary title like MGS4 (and most likely, if Mr. Kojima is at the helm, then it's certain lol) they will need all the new space they can get.
Even with compression, they will take up the DVD-9's space, I guarantee you lol

Also, I recently got MGS4 (and although it's the first MGS I've played, I do know excessive backstory to the other MGS's, including the chronology of the events)and I have been really enjoying it. I hope that this new MG title will be terrific as MGS4, is not, superior. Both ways can work, it's fine by me.

=)


Last edited by Victor321 on 3/9/2009 2:51:19 PM

jerocarson
jerocarson
12 years ago

cant wait

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

…….. MGS is over, i dont want to see them milk it like the Terminator fanchise is at the moment.

Victor321
Victor321
12 years ago

How has it been milked? Each one of them has been really entertaining to watch and different directors have helmed the T movies, so there's always a little different twist added. The story too is almost always related to the central plot and a solid continuation of it.

Yes, there are some weird and confusing stuff (I know for a fact lol) but the T franchise is not milked.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Don't mind Ultima, he's the resident negative voice here.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

How are they milking the Terminator franchise? Please…if you want to see a franchise being milked look at the Alien Saga, Fox has ass raped it well below a 6foot grave.

smileys_007
smileys_007
12 years ago

Snake!! It's not over yet!!!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

indeed, i wish they left the Alien Saga at Alien 3 it ended prefectly. just like MGS4 ended perfectly. i dotn want to see shitty irelevent titles coming out. so far every MGS title has been fantastic, and thast how i want it left, MGS4 pretty much patched everything up, theres nothign more to tell, i dont want a sequel with raiden defending his family honour from…..Cats or something, i dunno i just think they should leave the series with the respect it has.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Assembly cut of Alien3 IMO is better than Aliens aka 80's advertising movie.

wano
wano
12 years ago

wwwwhhhhhaaaaattttttt. wash your mouth out 🙂
aliens was the best one in my opinion. aliens 3 was deffo not far behind it though

hudson: vasgas, have u ever been mistaken 4 a man….
vasgas: no, have you….

or is it me thats just gettin to old…im sure i rented it from the local vid shop, before it was out on tv, back in the gud old vhs days 😉


Last edited by wano on 3/9/2009 8:12:19 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

They can hire me as a lackey 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

wano, nothing will ever top Alien. Aliens is a great movie but unlike Alien and Alien3 it feels too much like the decade it was made in.

"They mostly come at night, mostly"

wano
wano
12 years ago

Im starting to doubt my self. ..will have to watch them all again to check 😉

well, the first three anyway.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

I think The Alien trilogy is fantastic, i actually loved the beginning of Alien 3 and the fate of the male lead and little gril from 2, most people i know hated that move of the screenplay, but i found it very effective, Alien 3 woudltn have worked if ripley had company.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

People pissed off at the death of Hudson and Newt in the beginning of Alien3 were nothing more than hardcore Aliens fans and not TRUE fans of the Alien Franchise.

I agree, the Alien trilogy is amazing and I regard it as the greatest there is.

wano
wano
12 years ago

Hicks….;)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Alien 3 was an abortion, bring it back down from a ton of aliens to the way it was in the first? And take away the bloody guns? That's a step backward.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Right because an Aliens2 wasn't going to be a step backward..pff

Aliens turned the mysterious alien into nothing more than bugs that explode from a few smart gun bursts and made "space marines" the equivalent of the three stooges in space.

Alien3 (assembly cut) actually had atmosphere and the feel of dread. I doubt you've ever seen the Assembly Cut and for that I feel bad.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 3/10/2009 1:54:53 AM

AlucardHellsing
AlucardHellsing
12 years ago

Kojima is still in the picture ? I'm sold .

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
12 years ago

Yo Hellsing is the only Anime I ever liked. That show is so sweet man. Kudos for such a kool avatar!

Naga
Naga
12 years ago

?? lol that's the Castlevania Alucard, I watched the first episode of Hellsing it was great sadly I don't have the time to buy it on Blu-ray or DvD

If Kojima ain't directing this new Metal Gear it's going to fail ):


Last edited by Naga on 3/12/2009 10:49:31 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

But you cant deny the iconic imagery James Cameron made for Aliens, scenes like finding th cast of A1 in. The Alien Queen, The Scene with the lift (Which even MGS4 payed tribute to on Act 4). James Cameron took the series and brought a new different life to it, Yes Alien was better, but if the seuqel was simular it probaly wouldnt have been such a success. I think he did a brilliant job presonally, cettainly better than the french director on Resurrection (Which is a shame, hes actually done some good films. i say role on Alien 5 thast the only move the Alien Series can progress.

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