Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain isn't far off now, and the game's Twitter page has been awfully active.

Thanks to those responses, we now have a few more details (which you can find summarized at GamingBolt ).

First, the developers confirmed that the story mode in MGSV will indeed be longer (as anticipated) than in previous franchise entries. And of course, the inclusion of side missions will add to the longevity. Second, we find that Snake can't swim; he can only walk through shallow water. Third, it seems his iconic eye wear might be customizable; currently, different outfits change his eye wear but players can't change it individually (yet).

Lastly, if you want to play and build your own Forward Operating Base, you'll need either a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership. You will be able to customize that FOB offline but to actually use this element of the game, you need to be an online subscriber. Seems like a requirement in some way for almost any game made these days, but whatever.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain should rock your world on September 1, when it will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. And by the way, Konami recently confirmed the tech specs for the game.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Jalex
Jalex
5 years ago

If I recall correctly, every 'Metal Gear' has been at least a little bit longer than the entry before it. I just wonder if 'The Phantom Pain' will surpass 'Peace Walker', which I easily put 40+ hours into.

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

why cant you swim anymore though

Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

His arm is probably too heavy and would just sink, him with it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

I always found it odd when Kojima took out certain features. For example you couldn't crawl or fire from the prone position in Peace Walker but could in MGS3 and 4. Now you can't swim?

smh

pillz81
pillz81
5 years ago

It could be because of the hardware limit of the PSP.

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
5 years ago

Only time I remember swimming in MG was when Raiden had to save Emma in MGS2.

pillz81
pillz81
5 years ago

You could swim in MGS3.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

the ability of characters in games not to swim always really really anoiyings me just like in AC1 i mean why do you do that can't swimming seems like a basic thing you should be able to do in games to me where there is water that you could swim through.

happy gaming

pillz81
pillz81
2 years ago

You could swim in MGS3.

souljah92
souljah92
2 years ago

why cant you swim anymore though

pillz81
pillz81
2 years ago

It could be because of the hardware limit of the PSP.

Corvo
Corvo
2 years ago

His arm is probably too heavy and would just sink, him with it.

Jalex
Jalex
2 years ago

If I recall correctly, every &#39Metal Gear&#39 has been at least a little bit longer than the entry before it. I just wonder if &#39The Phantom Pain&#39 will surpass &#39Peace Walker&#39, which I easily put 40+ hours into.

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
2 years ago

Only time I remember swimming in MG was when Raiden had to save Emma in MGS2.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

I always found it odd when Kojima took out certain features. For example you couldn&#39t crawl or fire from the prone position in Peace Walker but could in MGS3 and 4. Now you can&#39t swim?

smh

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
2 years ago

the ability of characters in games not to swim always really really anoiyings me just like in AC1 i mean why do you do that can&#39t swimming seems like a basic thing you should be able to do in games to me where there is water that you could swim through.

happy gaming