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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 9 months ago
  2. Luciferous

    WOOOOOOOO… The full demo? SQUEEEEE

    *goes to make coffee and crumpets*

    #2 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
  6. thunderrun

    @Luciferous couldn’t agree more

    #6 9 months ago
  7. CyberMarco

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

    #7 9 months ago
  8. mamu-ti

    No picture

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Luciferous

    [Presentation is in English]

    I don’t think I speak English any more.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Legendaryboss

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

    #10 9 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 9 months ago
  12. Dimaco

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

    #12 9 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 9 months ago
  14. mamu-ti

    The grafics are amazing Kozima looks so real.

    #14 9 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 9 months ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    Oh dear lord, the soundtrack!

    #16 9 months ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    Amazing.

    #17 9 months ago
  18. Legendaryboss

    Is that a Mario like sound for picking up Diamonds?

    #18 9 months ago
  19. polygem

    Surprise! headshot! like that box feature

    #19 9 months ago
  20. polygem

    man that box got PIMPED!

    #20 9 months ago
  21. mamu-ti

    It s look werry good.

    #21 9 months ago
  22. Legendaryboss

    Oh dear, that just pushed the hype over edge.

    #22 9 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 9 months ago
  24. Dave Cook

    That’s it. I’m HYPED.

    #24 9 months ago
  25. KAP

    @Dave Cook

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

    #25 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
  28. Thugnificent

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

    #28 9 months ago
  29. Legendaryboss

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

    #29 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]