With the likes of Bloodborne and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the way this year, it looks like 2015 could be one of the best years in the video game industry we've enjoyed for a while. A year which features a title released by the glorious Hideo Kojima is bound to be a win for the industry, though MGS5 hasn't been without its difficulties according to the director.
The title is still without a release date for the Xbox One and PS4, teasing an insurmountable degree of MGS fans with the prospects of playing this game soon. But according to Kojima, who discussed the possibility of an MGS remake almost two years ago, Metal Gear Solid is still the one game in the franchise he'd like to see remade on the PS4.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain & MGS1
Kojima recently attended the Taipei Game Show 2015, where a number of publications got the chance to ask him some questions about Big Boss' upcoming adventure. Unfortunately we still don't have a release date for the Xbox One and PS4. But the director stated that it was the most challenging title in the series to date, as the entire structure of the developing team within Kojima Productions had to be recreated.
Having just finished Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots last week, I find it difficult to imagine how Kojima can raise the bar after such an engaging, fan service. The last two chapters in Shadow Moses and beyond are extraordinary and I'm sure that Kojima feels a tremendous degree of pressure on Metal Gear Solid 5 to surpass Snake's last adventure.
The open world that is being constructed though sounds so impressive that one can't help but feel like Kojima is going to raise the bar once more. He spoke at great lengths about how weather will affect our abilities in MGS5, claiming that enemies will even take shelter during heavy downpours, requiring us to adapt to changing weather conditions at all times.
Animals will also play a part once again, though we won't be eating them like we were when David Hayter was in Snake Eater. Instead, we can amass our own personal zoo at our mother base and utilise them for resources there. We can also be invaded by other players like in Dark Souls! They can enter our campaign and actually attack our mother base, which sounds like it could be really challenging.
With all of this open world excitement, it seems that Kojima is looking back at Metal Gear Solid 1. He has previously stated that he would never like to remake any of his games, but if someone in Konami was to come forward with the idea of transforming it into an open world game for the PS4, he'd love it!
He claims that Konami and Kojima Productions have the man power, the technology, the engine and the will to make such a game. I'm not so sure how I'd feel about MGS1 being transformed into an open world adventure, but we'll see! Kojima won't be doing it as he is working on something else, more than likely that's Silent Hills with Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus!!
It's also being discussed that David may return in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It would be endlessly exciting to see David Hayter return as Solid Snake, though perhaps his chapter is over. And if Solid Snake is actually in MGS5, then perhaps he will be far too young to have David's voice, however funny that may be. What do you think fans? Will Hayter still be in MGS5?
And what do you think about the prospect of a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake? Do you like how Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming along? Have you heard that we might be able to play as Big Boss' wolf companion?! Let us know in the comments!