'Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain' News: Kojima Details Multiplayer Mode, Involves Customizable Bases Via Smart Devices [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 12, 2014 08:07 PM EDT
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The Metal Gear series has long been a solo affair, but with the recent games starting with Snake Eater, that's been changing more and more, and the final game in the series, The Phantom Pain, is set to slither the same path. Hideo Kojima offered a few details on what gamers could expect as far as multiplayer is concerned, but only on a small section.

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Much like players could in Peace Walker, gamers will be able to customize the layout of their own base of operations, or Mother Base. And players won't have to do so while playing the game on their PlayStation or Xbox. They'll be able to do it from their own mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, hinting that Phantom Pain could receive its own companion app like Ground Zeroes, which had a similar funtion. It wasn't specified if the original app would work alongside The Phantom Pain.

Said Kojima to CVG, "People who want to create a Mother Base in a very detailed way will be able to design it through the interface, or using their smart device...I cannot talk too much," he added, "but for people who saw the presentation, it ends with your Mother Base being attacked. People can infiltrate you, and you can infiltrate other people's Mother Base."

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How that's done or for what reason beyond strict competition remains to be seen, but don't expect any more details any time soon. The Phantom Pain doesn't even have a release date yet, though it's expected early next year.

Fans were recently treated to a nice cinematic trailer of The Phantom Pain at this year's E3, during which, portions of the new Mother Base and future Outer Heaven HQ can be seen. Check out the whole thing below.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is set to release sometime next year for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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