Hideo Kojima Claims Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will Be Final Game In MGS Saga

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is at it again. In a recent interview with IGN he confirmed what many of us had already suspected he’d be saying. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be the final game in the “Metal Gear Saga.”

“I always say ‘this will be my last Metal Gear,'” Kojima said in his interview with IGN, “but the games in the series that I’ve personally designed and produced — Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker, and now MGSV — are what constitute a single ‘Metal Gear Saga.’ With MGSV, I’m finally closing the loop on that saga.”

This is far from the first time Kojima has insisted the series had run its course. However, he always seems to come back to his pioneering stealth franchise eventually.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be releasing on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on September 1, 2015. Do you believe this will be the final chapter in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, or is Kojima up to his usual tricks? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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