Kiefer Sutherland introduces ‘Metal Gear Online’
When Metal gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain arrives at some point in 2015, it will feature an online component known as Metal Gear Online. And one person that’s excited about it is Kiefer Sutherland, the voice of Snake/Big Boss.
If you’re a fan of the series, you probably know all about the drama behind the change in voice actors for the series. Since Metal Gear Solid debuted on the PSOne in 1998, it re-introduced Solid Sanke to audiences thanks to the vocal stylings of David Hayter. He continued on with the series for over a decade before Sutherland was hired to take over.
It was a controversial decision, but based on his speech at The Game Awards, the 24 star is excited for the future of the video game industry. He took to the stage to discuss his involvement with Metal Gear, as well as what he sees as a convergence of visual entertainment that is in many ways being led by the video game industry. After his love letter to gamers, he was then joined by Metal Gear creator and producer Hideo Kojima, and they went on to show the first gameplay footage for Metal Gear Online.
The online mode will be part of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. There will surely be a whole lot more to show off regarding the online mode, but the footage below gives us a look at a team assaulting a complex in unison. The subtitle “Tactical Team Operations” also made its debut.
No word yet on when the game will be released, other than 2015. When it does arrive, it will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. If you can’t wait though, you can check out Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which introduces Sutherland as Snake. Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are meant to be seen as one major game in two segments, and those that played the earlier title can continue their saved game and earn special perks.
The single player story of The Phantom Pain takes place nine years after the events of Ground Zeroes, and introduces an open world, where your choices influence the course of the story. There will be plenty of moral choices, exposition, and exclamation points.
Don’t worry, you’ll be hearing a lot more about this game in the months to come. For now though, check out the clip featuring Sutherland, Kojima, and the multiplayer mode below.