While gaming fans brace themselves for the upcoming release of spin-off title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, there’s the little matter of what will happen next to the Metal Gear Solid franchise, as whispers continue to emerge that we’ll be treated to yet another Metal Gear Solid sequel.
Hideo Kojima was recently quoted as saying that he’ll ‘probably have to make Metal Gear Solid 5′ and who is going to oppose that thinking. Fans would obviously love to see another game in the series, especially since Metal Gear Rising is a big change up from the stealth style Metal Gear games that we are used to seeing.
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When the game will appear though remains to be seen and it is probably a long way off since don’t forget that Kojima is also working on an unannounced open world game known only as ‘Project Ogre’ at the moment. That hasn’t stopped the Metal Gear Solid 5 rumors from stopping though, as we have heard this week that a Japanese analyst company believes that Metal Gear Solid 5 will release sometime between April 2013 and May 2014.
As noted by Eurogamer, Nomura Securities are the company in question and probably base their presumption on the fact that Kojima himself makes no secret of the fact that a new Metal Gear game is very likely to happen. Using his Twitter account, he has even shared some of his initial storyline ideas, one of which includes a possible setting in Normandy.
“I had several ideas for a game featuring The Boss and the Cobra Unit during the invasion of Normandy. I then handed these plans over to the team so they could take over and make the game.”
In the meantime though, it is all about Metal Gear Rising. Kojima will not want to reveal too much about Metal Gear Solid 5 until Platinum Games have released their title. After divided opinion on the new look action adventure Raiden, it will be interesting to see how gamers take to playing Metal Gear in an entirely new format. Will it prove to be a correct decision by Kojima Productions to hand the game over to Platinum Games, or will the game end up bombing upon release with fans begging Kojima to save them with a new Metal Gear Solid title?
If you enjoyed MGS4, let us know your thoughts on a potential MGS5 game coming out within the next two years. Would you welcome the idea of a Normandy storyline setting or not?