Kojima Discusses MGS 5: The Phantom Pain Story and How It Connects With Ground Zeroes

There have been a lot of talks on Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, and while it is only a prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the latter still has a lot of untold aspects to it.

Hideo Kojima sat down in an interview recently to talk about The Phantom Pain, and left with quite a few chunks of information regarding the plot, the Mother Base and The Patriots.

He started off by explaining the title of the game and the element of amputations; Big Boss has lost a limb and while we have seen similar cases in the previous versions of the game, Kojima’s point of view in this was that even if you come back from a war you might not be complete (physically or emotionally) and you will be carrying a pain, hence the title.

Talking about the plot of the game, Solid and Liquid Snake were created in early 70’s and that is when Big Boss was in comma, in Peace Walker it is discussed by Miller that the comma has already happened while he is still/or again in comma at the time around Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.

Kojima said that there is only one instance of comma in question, but in order to see that explained we will have to play The Phantom Pain through to the end. “You’ll be like oh, that’s what happened!” he said.

He also clarified that the XLF unit from Ground Zeroes is working with the US but it is not a part of the US Marines. He also said that Solid will go in there and try not to kill all the Marines but rather put them to sleep or something since it is the XLF guys he is after.

When asked whether formation of the Patriots will come together as they seem like totally geared by now; Kojima explained why he can’t disclose that part of the story yet.

When pushed, he also said that the relationship between Major Zero and Big Boss was not going to be the main part, followed by a casual “I don’t want to spoil the story.”

There will be more on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain including the release date, but that is it for now, we will keep you updated.