Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Heading to Xbox One

Microsoft’s E3 conference started with a bang, thanks to Hideo Kojima taking center stage and announcing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

The trailer opens up with Snake riding through a desert and accompanied by another mysterious character. The latter fills up as a narrator, in a manner of speaking, and through him we learn that Snake is heading to Afghanistan to rescue a certain ‘someone’.

The game promises redefined “tactical espionage” and features an open world setting with real-time weather and day/night cycles. One other thing the trailer promised us was the various modes of transport available to players.

The Phantom Pain will see the return of Emmerich, Ocelot and Code Talker, while also introducing new characters, including Kazuhira Miller, Eli, Skull Face and Quiet.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is not exclusive to the Xbox One, but at this point we’re unsure of the other platforms.