Report: Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain Sequel Already Being Planned By Konami
While the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid franchise, Hideo Kojima, might have said that MGS V is his last Metal Gear Solid game (although he has said that multiple times before as well) it seems highly unlikely that Konami will simply end up abandoning the IP, especially after the fact that Phantom Pain has managed to sell five million copies worldwide.
New reports have surfaced through Nikkei that provide hints on the possibility of already internal talks underway about the next Metal Gear Solid game, although this game might not involve Kojima himself since he is supposedly on “vacation”.
According to Nikkei, there might even be the possibility of a crowd funded MGS title or atleast something that might require a pretty heft investment which Konami doesn’t seem to be in the shape of doing at the moment as suggested by rumors of closure of Kojima Productions LA studio.
The closure of LA studio not only resulted in approximately 35 employees being laid off but also makes some people wonder about the future of Metal Gear Online, especially for the PC version since it hasn’t even been released for that platform yet, since the LA division was the one responsible for the online component of MGS V.