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All the pics, footage & details from Kojima’s MGS 5: Phantom Pain PS4 stream

Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:04 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s PS4 gameplay was broadcast live today on the Kojima Station stream, showing off what the press got to see last week at E3 2014. We’ve got all of the footage, pics and details right here.

You can watch it all, right here:

So what happened? Well, we got a recap of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes in short trailer form, followed by this very odd interlude in which ballet dancers performed CQC takedowns on each other.

No really, look:

metal

We then saw footage of Kojima at E3, starting with Microsoft’s conference, Sony’s conference and more. Look at how happy he is:

kojima

We then saw the reaction to Kojma’s new The Phantom Pain trailer during Sony’s conference The crowd went a bit nuts:

sony

After a lot of chatter about Kojima’s magical E3 adventure, we were treated to the newest Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer.

metal

Then after what sounded like a lot of fan questions, Kojima pimped out Mike Oldfield’s song Nuclear, which is used in the game’s latest trailer:

nucleaaaarrr

15 hours later, the actual PS4 gameplay began with Snake and Ocelot riding through the desert on horse-back. Ocelot asks if he’s gotten used to his prosthetic arm yet, and warns that Kaz Miller has been kidnapped. He’s out there in the open world.

snake

Ocelot says that only Snake can do this mission solo, as he needs to rediscover himself after nine years spent in a coma. He says it’s the only way he will return to being the true Big Boss. He’s told he can explore at will and tackle this mission however he wants, before sending the player off into the big, wide open world. It’s 200 times larger then the environment in Ground Zeroes.

ocelot

He then sets off on his horse and the game begins. It’s all very big and visually impressive. The sheer scale of the landscape should go down well with fans of vast open worlds.

binocular

Suddenly, the music changes to a more tense track to indicate that there were enemies around, so the player scoped out an outpost ahead with his binoculars to tag troops on the map.

horse

He then rode up to the outpost on the side of his horse to remain hidden before using his tranquilliser pistol to take them out. He then attached the Fulton Recovery System to their passed-out bodies to take them back to Mother Base.

sheep

He also did it to this sheep. Animals also have uses in Mother Base.

sand

The player’s iDroid device warns that a sandstorm is on the way, and this is part of the game’s dynamic weather mechanic. Storms hamper visibility but keep you hidden. He warned that using Fulton Recovery balloons in storms isn’t advised as it can be blown off course and the soldier might die.

diamond

He then spotted a glint on the horizon, indicating that there were raw diamonds nearby. These can be collected and stored back at Mother Base, then spent on upgrades and used in crafting. The game’s currency is known as GMP.

cig

Once at the base where Miller is being held, Snake pulls out his e-cig ‘Phantom Cigar’ which speeds up time. Moving into the base under the cover of darkness is to be advised, but for the sake of the demo, the player kept things light. Opening the map at night will reveal which tagged guards are sleeping. This is useful.

idroid

The player explained that the iDroid device can be used to call upon your Mother base scouts for mission intel, while its R&D department can make items that are then sent to you via air drop. We see him order his team to craft and deliver a cardboard box.

box

Snake is able to use Fulton Recovery on soldiers while inside the box too, which is daft but really neat.

box decoy

An enemy sees the box moving and comes to investigate. Snake hurries around a corner and abandons the box, effectively making it a decoy. The troop investigates the empty box while the player gets the drop on him. Clever.

truck

You can also use Fulton Recovery on vehicles and send them back to Mother Base.

e3 master

Deeper into the outpost, the player finds a POW and rescues him. He’s an actual member of Kojima Productions. We’re guessing Kojima himself is in there somewhere. Interestingly, he has to carry the chap outside before using Fulton Recovery, as it obviously can’t pass through ceilings.

air

After securing intel on Miller’s location, Snake is spotted, and the player calls in an air strike on the outpost, as well as calling in air extraction via Morpho’s chopper. The helicopter can be shot down by enemies as it attempts to escape however.

mother base

That’s it, mission complete. However, the stream gave us a closer look at Mother Base customisation. You can build towers and custom structures in the base with money and resources. No two bases will appear the same.

sheep2

POWs you have rescued will appear walking around the base, even taking time to thank and salute you. Also, there’s the sheep, more prominent characters like Ocelot and more.

uav

The player explained that it’s possible to Fulton Recovery anti air guns, and even UAV drones like the one seen above to defend your base from other players, who can invade your HQ in multiplayer.

That’s it, all over folks.

mgs

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32 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Luciferous

    WOOOOOOOO… The full demo? SQUEEEEE

    *goes to make coffee and crumpets*

    #2 10 months ago
  3. thunderrun

    Personally I don’t think it’s a good idea to show more gameplay. They almost showed everything from GZ before the game was released. All the parts of Camp Omega was shown beforehand.
    I understand it’s a political move and it rises up sales numbers when they show what they’ve been working in, but it usually spoils lots of excitements for the future.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Luciferous

    @thunderrun In all fairness GZ was a glorified demo and never should have been a commercial product. Providing we aren’t being too heavily lied to thirty minutes of demo gameplay will hardly be a drop in the ocean compared to the final size of TPP.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. The_Red

    I don’t understand the reasoning behind these secret “Behind closed doors” demos that are then released just a week or two after E3.

    If it is not severely unfinished or unplayable (Like the Bloodborne’s demo with horrible frame-rate) then show it to everyone and do it proudly. Releasing it only for press creates an even bigger artificial barrier between reporters / press and their readers and also dampens the mass user interest.

    And while they do this, other games show full gameplay (Such as Nintendo’s Treehouse full of live demos or titles like MKX and Shadow of Mordor which had lengthy demos on various sites) and by doing so, capture the imagination of millions at home (Rather than the select 100 to 200 press members that get private demos).

    This exact same thing happened with BioShock Infinite demo. The Behind Closed Doors demo wowed every journo and led to a Game of the Show award that masses couldn’t understand (Every critic was like “Take our word for it. Behind Closed Doors demo was awesome!”). The publisher waited for a week after E3 (When the E3 hype DIED) before releasing the demo on the internet.

    By then, the masses that watch E3 had moved on and only the already converted, die-hard fans got to watch and enjoy the demo. In other words, the game avoided the mass media attention and hype of E3 for nothing.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. thunderrun

    @Luciferous couldn’t agree more

    #6 10 months ago
  7. CyberMarco

    http://giant.gfycat.com/FearlessAdorableDogwoodclubgall.gif

    #7 10 months ago
  8. mamu-ti

    No picture

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Luciferous

    [Presentation is in English]

    I don’t think I speak English any more.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    English? Where? E3 Trailer is playing right now or am I watching something else?

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Luciferous

    @Legendaryboss The original tweet announcing it stated English Presentation, but it also said 30 minute demo from E3, which if it even gets played i will miss because i have to move on to an appointment elsewhere.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Dimaco

    MUST. LOOK. AWAY.
    Wanna avoid more spoilers!!!
    (‘-_-)

    #12 10 months ago
  13. matirishhh

    Kojima is awsome he let us all watch him being on a date with a girl with amnesia saying “hi” every 10 seconds! Thanks Hideo!

    #13 10 months ago
  14. mamu-ti

    The grafics are amazing Kozima looks so real.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    Is this thing on a loop? This is the English presentation – plot twist the moment you’ve been waiting for.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    Oh dear lord, the soundtrack!

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    Amazing.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Legendaryboss

    Is that a Mario like sound for picking up Diamonds?

    #18 10 months ago
  19. polygem

    Surprise! headshot! like that box feature

    #19 10 months ago
  20. polygem

    man that box got PIMPED!

    #20 10 months ago
  21. mamu-ti

    It s look werry good.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Legendaryboss

    Oh dear, that just pushed the hype over edge.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. KAP

    FLIPPIN’ HELL!!!!

    That was AWESOME, It gave me goosebumps for frik sake lol
    Koj needs to give himself more credit because saying he feels depressed after seeing other games is crazy when his own game looks incredible.
    @CyberMarco did you do the deed? ;-)

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Dave Cook

    That’s it. I’m HYPED.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. KAP

    @Dave Cook

    Yep. You and every one in ere m8. I’m sorry but 2015 is gonna be INSANE!!!

    #25 10 months ago
  26. Erthazus

    Yeah well. I can’t complain except for Fulton Recovery being too cheap.

    Everything else looks like ArmA games have been transformed in to stealth games. I’m excited.

    #26 10 months ago
  27. polygem

    @Erthazus
    yep, really thought that as well. has a very arma-like vibe to it – in a very good way.

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Thugnificent

    Beautiful! I like where they’ve gone with this. #motherbase

    #28 10 months ago
  29. Legendaryboss

    Shorter version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6J_eY-0PTs

    #29 10 months ago
  30. CyberMarco

    @KAP Yup! :D

    For me Kojima-san is the best game creator, no game can match the whole MGS series, be it in its story, lore, graphics and all the rest. Can’t wait for this game.

    #30 10 months ago
  31. YoungZer0

    @Legendaryboss

    Thanks LB. Couldn’t watch it on the official channel. Looks absolutely amazing. Not too hyped about it yet, as the story is what interests me the most. I hope it does not disappoint.

    #31 10 months ago
  32. salarta

    “15 hours later”

    Oh you.

    “Interestingly, he has to carry the chap outside before using Fulton Recovery, as it obviously can’t pass through ceilings.”

    Odd that Kojima’s using logic on this now. In Peace Walker, you were able to use Fulton Recovery anywhere, even with a roof over your head.

    #32 10 months ago

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    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]