Metal Gear Solid 6: What Snake's Next Adventure Could Look Like | Leaks & Rumors

Did you think Konami would give up on Metal Gear Solid? Of course not, it's one of their biggest property. We expect another sequel is coming, and we're here to talk about it. Trust me, you'll be surprised about what MGS6 could have to offer.

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Is Metal Gear Solid 6 coming? Let's take a look. | © Konami

Konami hasn’t announced the sixth installment for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. However, inside sources suggest an announcement could be coming sooner rather than later in 2022/23. This suggest that behind the scenes, Konami could be developing Metal Gear Solid 6. But what would the sequel look like? What would change after the departure of Hideo Kojima?

Hideo Kojima and Konami suffered internal issues back in 2015. It resulted in Kojima Productions departing from Konami, and nobody knew why until later reports suggested that there were many issues between the companies, for example that Konami wouldn’t allow Kojima’s employees to reference the company in their employment history.

Konami’s actions towards Kojima Productions were questionable, and Hideo Kojima departed from the company. He would prove them wrong when releasing “Death Stranding” for the PS4 and PS5, as this new property quickly became very popular.

Whatever happens to the Metal Gear Solid franchise won’t be decided by Hideo Kojima, and we could see this game series become utterly different from its former self. We’re hoping Konami doesn’t depart from the standard MGS formula, but we all remember Metal Gear Survive.

When Metal Gear Solid 6 Could Come Out

Konami hasn’t referenced Metal Gear Solid 6 in their financial reports or other instances. This upcoming sequel hasn’t been officially announced yet. Any release date for MGS6 will be years away, we speculate 2024/25 at the earliest.

Anyone working on Metal Gear Solid 6 will face an uphill battle as longtime supporters struggle to get behind anything that Hideo Kojima hasn’t made. This means Konami must stick to the standard formula of MGS or face the extinction of this franchise. But what does that standard formula mean? Let’s find out.

All Leaks & Rumors About Metal Gear Solid 6

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Metal Gear Solid 6 could see the return of Snake. | © Konami

Unfortunately, details on the storyline and setting for MGS6 are unknown. Some inside sources have reasoned that Metal Gear Solid 6 will continue the storyline for Phantom Pain, and that would make perfect sense. The storyline for “Big Boss” was largely untold in MGS5: Phantom Pain.

Fans everywhere would enjoy witnessing the conclusion of Naked “Big Boss” Snake’s adventure. But the balance of this storyline remains in the hands of Konami, who could alter the storyline of MGS at any moment. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen after the Metal Gear Survive disaster.

Now, Konami has the option to remake the original Metal Gear Solid. This would be a safe & smart decision that would allow Konami the additional time to formulate an attractive storyline for MGS6. It would be incredible to replay the original Metal Gear Solid in the Fox Engine. Could you imagine? The original Snake in 4K 60FPS? Gosh, that sounds amazing.

Another aspect that Konami needs to consider with Metal Gear Solid 6 is multiplayer development. Unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid Online and MGS5's online part were poorly rated. That’s because everything differs from the standard shooter, with zero similarities to Call of Duty or Battlefield. In terms of multiplayer. This is where Konami might want to take more inspiration from the competition.

Ultimately, Hideo Kojima cannot be replaced & that’s the main concern for Konami. They can't confidently guarantee that whatever is developed next will be supported by the community, as Metal Gear Solid Online and Metal Gear Survive were both destroyed by criticism. It seems Konami has one last chance to revitalize this franchise before its ultimate demise.

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