Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V is a "Real Stealth Sim", Could Include SmartGlass & Kinect Integration, Says Kojima
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Hideo Kojima has opened up a little on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, discussing the game’s new approach to stealth and the possibility of SmartGlass and Kinect integration.

Speaking to 4Gamer (translation by DualShockers), Kojima described Metal Gear Solid V as being much more of a realistic stealth game than previous entries in the series.

“It’s not just a matter of following the rules of the game anymore,” he said. “You can decide to just walk to your destination or ride a car. There are less sentries during the night, but you’ll be easy to spot if you turn on the headlights. Of course there are a lot more sentries during the day.”

“I think the definition of ‘real stealth simulator’ is appropriate. Previously when the game was on rails players knew what to expect, because designers just put an explosion there, a collapsing wall there. It was like a haunted house. Now weather and time will change. I wanted to make this game allowing a million of different players to play in a million of different ways.”

Interesting stuff.

Beyond this the legendary designer and director has also discussed the possibility of SmartGlass functionality being included with the Xbox version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

In an interview transcribed by Gaming Bolt, Kojima said Kinect, "brings a lot of different capabilities... and I will like to see what I can do with the voice command, and the movement with the gestures and see what we can do with that."

Also, Kojima says he is keen on SmartGlass and the posibility of using "different devices to bring the hardcore gameplay to different kind of media."

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain received an extended gameplay demo during E3 2013 a couple of weeks ago. I’ve embedded it below. The game itself is out on current and next-gen consoles in 2014.


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Comment #2 by cheevo360
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:32:50 AM
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Cannot wait for this. V will be blast every ways just like every MGS series did. :)

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Comment #3 by Clarky08
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:33:01 AM
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This game looks amazing. If smart glass can add to the value then i'm all for it, but if its an after thought gimmick I'd rather they didn't bother.

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Comment #4 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:34:14 AM
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Screw smartglass, I want my games to be one in themselves.

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Comment #5 by eskimoletdinov
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:42:01 AM
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I read a while ago that you can get smartglass on windows 8 laptops. Can anyone confirm this? Im after a new laptop or tablet, would prefer a laptop but may just go for the tablet if that's the only way I can get smartglass

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Comment #7 by Bickle
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:45:40 AM
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Yes you can do it on Windows 8

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Comment #8 by eskimoletdinov
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:47:52 AM
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@7 thanks, laptop it is then

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Comment #10 by Bleeding Star
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:49:47 AM
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Keep Kinect and Smartglass out of Metal Gear!

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Comment #11 by eskimoletdinov
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 05:55:16 AM
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@9 thanks for the advice. Will double check before I make any purchase.

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Comment #12 by Wayne Warren
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 06:11:56 AM
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Smartglass works on Windows 8 Laptops - Tried it with Forza Horizon.

These gimmicks shouldn't be in Metal Gear though. That's just not right...
I do not want it to be answering the Codec with the Kinect, neither do I want to be able to 'send in Airstrikes via Mobile Phone'.

All of these 'extra' things would take the fun out of what is a 'Tactical Espionage Action' game. So, no thanks.

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Comment #13 by segagamer
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 06:16:32 AM
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I really want SmartGlass to be supported in more games. There's so much potential available there it's unreal.
Imagine GTA5 where the SatNav navigation commands will come from your phone, tablet or computer, or all phone calls are done through smartglass...

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Comment #14 by a hippyslayer
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 06:21:50 AM
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@11. No it doesn't have to be touch based. My laptop and mouse or touchpad work just fine for it.

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Comment #15 by tananset
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 06:46:05 AM
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No.. Don't

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Comment #16 by ponypo2001
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 07:40:50 AM
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Just give me my pad and a great game Kojima. MGS doesn't need to jump on the gimmick bandwagon.

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Comment #17 by Kailon791
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 07:41:05 AM
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Shouldn't that be the other way around with more sentries at night and fewer in the day; given range of visibility for their patrols?

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Comment #18 by ginge88isfun
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 08:18:05 AM
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I don't mind the Kinect part, but Smartglass can fuck off.

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Comment #19 by FSparacino4
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 08:33:33 AM
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@13 It's really sad that people give you thumbs down because you are supportive of new avenues in the gaming industry. I too think Smartglass and kinect can have their uses in next-gen that will add to the experience.

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Comment #20 by bradengunn
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 09:19:23 AM
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As far as I've heard, Smartglass will just make it easier to manage mother base, nothing too important so it doesn't really bother me.

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