Hideo Kojima Suggests That Metal Gear Solid V WAS Unfinished

After the final credits rolled on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, many were left disappointed by the game’s seemingly rushed conclusion. After the game’s release, video footage of a 51st mission was posted online, which seemed to wrap up the game better than the ending featured in the final product. Though neither creator Hideo Kojima nor Konami acknowledged this criticism, a new interview with Kojima regarding his upcoming brand new IP has seen the game designer suggesting that our suspicions were correct, and that MGSV was unfinished.

Speaking to IGN, Kojima said of his new game: “I want to create something that’s what people expect, but at the same time will have something new that people haven’t seen before,” with him specifically noting that “it will be a complete game.”

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This suggests that Kojima recognizes that MGSV wasn’t released in a finished state, and that those who felt that the game’s ending wasn’t a worthy conclusion to Kojima’s Metal Gear saga may share the same opinion as Kojima himself. Kojima is now heading up a new independent studio, once again titled Kojima Productions, where he will be working in partnership with Sony in order to bring a brand new game to the PS4. 

The game, which has yet to be announced, will be a brand new IP that will remain a console exclusive on the PS4, though will later make its way to the PC.