Posted on June 21, 2008,

Metal Gear Solid 5 Might Come in the Form of a Prequel

While Metal Gear Solid 4 is definitively the final chapter of Solid Snake’s story, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be the end for Metal Gear Solid – say hello to prequels. (Again.)

In an interview with 1UP, MGS4 assistant producer Ryan Payton said there is “still a lot of room for filling in the gaps as far as Big Boss is concerned.” He added, “There are some misunderstandings that this is the final Metal Gear game. But it’s really the final chapter of the Solid Snake story. That’s all.”

That could certainly mean we see another game dive into the story of Big Boss as a prequel, just like Metal Gear Solid 3. Payton said he was glad that MGS4 wrapped up Solid Snake’s story, because had it kept going, it would have become less and less realistic — a comment I find quite amusing given the absurd events that have taken place in the MGS games.

“I’m happy we could wrap up Snake’s story in MGS4 because it gets to the point where if we continue on with Metal Gear Solid 5 with more Solid Snake adventures, we’ll get to the point where the game has absolutely no basis in reality. I do like the idea that this character has had four or five big missions and then that’s when it ended, rather than have 20 missions where there’s no chance in hell a secret agent could ever survive. He’s had four or five really big missions, and that seems a little more realistic to me.”

You can check out the full interview over at 1UP.

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10 Comments on Metal Gear Solid 5 Might Come in the Form of a Prequel


On June 21, 2008 at 8:36 pm


It would be really nice to see them expand on sunny a little bit more, like have her when she’s older join FOXHOUND or something thing like that. Or go with Raiden’s kid. And have Meryl be the commander. and maybe they can expand on the last days of Solid Snake because at the end they say that Otacon and Sunny were going to record them. They shouldn’t go back with Big Boss.

!!!!!!!!!! End Spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!


On June 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm

What housemaster just said, is exactly what Payton is talking about.


On June 21, 2008 at 11:07 pm

wow i thought it was the final mgs game.


On June 22, 2008 at 1:49 am

I wish they would remake metal gear 1 and 2


On June 22, 2008 at 8:52 am

Yea I agree with thor, a remake of mgs 1 and 2 would definately be awesome seeing as those were the best MGS games. I beat #4 recently and I’d have to say it was pretty disappointing.


On June 22, 2008 at 9:07 am

That would be cool probaly by then the PC version might come out if they plan to do a PC version which would be awsome if they do :D


On June 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Bobsagetxtreme: I believe xx-Thor-xx is talking about Metal Gear, not Metal Gear Solid. MGS has been already remade (MGS: Twin Snakes for GameCube).


On July 22, 2008 at 6:25 am

should remake 2nd one who doesnt want 2 fight gray fox in middle of mine field, and so on

peter phelps

On August 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

they should come out with Metal Gear Solid 5 the new world


On September 2, 2009 at 1:49 am

i hope that metal gear solid 5 will be the remake of MGS 2 solid snake when solid snake fought with Frank Jaeger (fox) and Big Boss (naked snake)