Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s Lost Mission Brought Nothing to Game Says Novelisation Authors

By   /   Nov 20, 2015
The Witcher 3 mod

There is a lot of speculation as to what Mission 51 of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain included. While we may never know, one thing that has been revealed is the fact that it may have never have been planned to be part of the game anyway.

In an interview with Manabu Makime & Hotori Nojima the writers of the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain novelisation, they revealed that the mission, known as “Lord of the Flies” does not add anything to the story:

“The very fact that V exists is a tremendous success. It’s “mission complete.” As for “Kingdom of the Flies,” I think it’s become an easy target for players who haven’t reconciled their mixed emotions about the way the main story ends. It’s like a punching bag for dealing with that stress. I guess people don’t want to accept that MGS is over. That’s my take on the various opinions that have been expressed about the way the “Kingdom of the Flies” arc was left up in the air. Personally I think the game was fine without that chapter”

They also hinted that it is possible that a DLC may be released which would include it:

“If “Kingdom of the Flies” had been in there, it would have been a pretty long segment by itself, and if you look at V’s story as a whole, adding in “Kingdom of the Flies” as well would disrupt its balance. Unless it was spun off as a separate story entirely, it would ruin the structure of V’s narrative. My personal guess is that really, they wanted to release it later as DLC, or something like that”

Whether this is the real reason for the removal of the chapter or not, here is Hideo Kojima’s view on the interview:

What are your thoughts on Mission 51? Do you think we’ll ever get to play it? Let us know your thoughts below.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More