With the 2013 Game Developers Conference well underway, famed game designer Hideo Kojima used his session as an opportunity to officially introduce the world to his next project: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Now the question many people want the answer to is this: Will the game make it to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720?
Going strictly by what Kojima and Co. showed off in the Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer, that's a question that unfortunately cannot be answered just yet. All we know at this point is that the trailer was running in real time on PC hardware, and that previously the game had been mentioned for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
A Konami press release confirms that Metal Gear Solid 5 will make its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360 (no release date mentioned), but it completely sidesteps the PS4 and Xbox 720 altogether. Whether Konami will not bring The Phantom Pain to next-gen systems or is simply saving that announcement for later is something we'll just have to wait to find out.
"First unveiled in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the new Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer shows the fall of Mother Base and provides visual hints that unveil the connection between Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain," reads the press release, according to Eurogamer. "The trailer also showcases the FOX Engine's exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes."
As Kotaku reports, "The trailer opens with what appears to be Snake, hero of the long-running third-person stealth-action series, falling into a coma. Doctors struggle to revive him. But then it switched to show what looked like an old Snake shooting people from a helicopter."
So far, details are light, but you can watch the trailer for yourself and see what Kojima has in store for Metal Gear Solid fans.