ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Metal Gear Solid V: the Phantom Pain is yet to unveil its release date, even though rumours tell us that Konami have the date set, but are awaiting the right moment to reveal it. Our Xbox One and PS4 consoles will have to wait a bit longer before the true arrival of a new Metal Gear game, but being such an avid fan of the series, I always like to think there's a future.

At the time that Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots was revealed to hold Solid Snake's last adventure, I feared that this was the final time I'd see a game in this world again. We've been fortunate enough to have had two more instalments with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and the upcoming MGS 5 (MGSV: Ground Zeroes is kind of a glorified demo).

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

But after Big Boss has his time in the spotlight once more, will we get to see another Kojima Production of a Metal Gear game? Will the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2 rumours hold true? Or could we possibly see an MGS6 with The Boss at the helm?!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Beyond

Within the history of the series, it doesn't seem like there are many other areas that Kojima could explore except a prequel to the prequel! Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater introduced us to The Boss, the mentor who started it all. She taught Naked Snake everything he knew and her death started us on the path to every game that came after it.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

It would be exceptional to see Kojima jump back once more for the sixth numerical entry into the series. It would make perfect sense to see the series jump back this far in threes. We could explore her past, how she came to be The Boss and could witness the growth of Naked Snake and finally have to relinquish ourselves to his hand.

It would be a moving portrait to see this character get her own title. Imagine playing an MGS game as a woman?! And one who's abilities actually rivalled The Boss' too! Sounds like a worthy entry to me.

Additionally, we'd also get the opportunity to return to this time in America's history, but potentially even thirty years before the events of Snake Eater. I don't know about you guys, but the idea of playing this series as The Boss sounds like something that needs to happen!

Let us know in the comments where you'd like to see the series go after the release date of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Xbox One, PC and PS4. Here's hoping that MGS5 is one of the best games of the year!


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