After a recent post was released by the Japanese company, Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain secret event was officially unveiled by Konami, an event which was hinted at by data-miners earlier this year in September.
The even focuses on the complete nuclear disarmament of the region by stealing nukes from enemy FOBs and their dismantlement. In order to be able to participate in this event, you need to first finish the main story of the game by completing mission 31.
This news comes along with a bit of surprise for fans of the series, considering that Konami split completely from the creator of the game, Kojima, who was announced that he was on “vacation” even if the rumor was that he was basically fired by the company. Considering that Konami also pulled the plug on Silent Hills and announced that it was leaving the gaming market completely, only to focus on mobile games and Pachinko machines, it’s kind of weird for them to still provide support for the Metal Gear game.
It may be weird, but this fact is not a bad thing, not at all. The PVP side of the game separated from the actual multiplayer of Phantom Pain, called FOB mode, allows players to infiltrate other players’ FOBs in order to steal their staff and resources. It’s a pretty nifty mode, all things considering, but some of the players didn’t really get involved completely in the mode, choosing instead to focus on the plethora of Side-Ops that the game comes along with.
Because this event requires ALL Mother Bases to not house nukes, it may push players to start up the game once more to see what will happen when the event is completed. From a story perspective, this event makes complete sense, taking into account that one of the main plotlines of Metal Gear revolves around creating nuclear deterrents in order to more or less stop a full blown war.
Up to this point, the only way for players to attack enemy FOBs who housed a nuclear warhead was to have one of their own (because of the nuclear deterrent idea, you won’t attack an enemy who can nuke you if you can’t nuke them in return). At this point in time, the closest to achieving this goal are the players of the game on the Xbox 360 console, with only 85 nuclear weapons left on the server.
Even if you feel a bit burned out on the game in question, videos on the event’s story connection will more than likely appear on Youtube, and could even make the game look appealing to those who up until this point didn’t play it or even those who left it aside after completing it.
Because the Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain secret event was officially unveiled by Konami people may hate the company a bit less, but it still doesn’t change the fact that a pretty hefty chunk of story was completely cut out of the game (one of the reasons why the game’s story ended pretty abruptly, without having without finishing a pretty important story ark). Their continued interest in keeping the game more or less alive might mean that the cut out part will arrive in the form of DLC, but that is just baseless speculation by this point.