Metal Gear Solid 5 Is Possibly So Big That It May Dwarf GTA 5

Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has been hyped for its massive scale, especially compared to Ground Zeroes.

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DarkOcelet1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

Since MGSV is bigger than Skyrim. Then it will be bigger than GTAV.

I thought Ground Zeroes was a bit big for a small game. Then this which is 200 times bigger will be super massive.

I cant contain my excitement and the Night and Day difference will make the replay value unbelievably amazing. Also the weather will make an awesome challenge.

jriquelme_paraguay1344d ago

OMG cant wait... i think if a buy this game, i will not need any other for a year at least

Bansai1344d ago

I need this game in my veins, but i'm slowly getting pissed and impatient

DarkOcelet1344d ago

Give me Witcher 3,Bloodborne and MGSV and i am set for 2015. Everything else is just icing on the damn beautiful cake.

PoSTedUP1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

Hhour, P5, MGS5 and GT7p for me.

solid_snake36561344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

@PoSTedUP hhour may not even come out on consoles, since David Sears is gone. Only confirmation they've given is it's coming out on steam is march

midnight_231344d ago

Mgsv, Witcher 3,and uncharted 4. Everything else is the icing for me.

crxss1344d ago

@darkocelot Ground Zeroes is not big, sorry

crxss1337d ago

even if it's larger it probably wont be as populated. lots of barren land to play with

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Bleucrunch1344d ago

I am very eager to play this game. Kojima has never failed me. Looking forward to losing a lot of sleep and getting yelled at my boss for being late to work. #LaLiLuLeLo


I wonder how big it is compared to Just Cause 2?

Dhampir1344d ago

90% of it will be empty space. I can create a game world 10000x bigger than MGSV, but it's still nothing to brag about because it's mostly empty space. Ikusagami for ps2 advertised 65000 enemies on screen, but it amounted to basically cutting grass with a sword. I guess that's all dynasty warriors style games though.

DarkOcelet1343d ago

Empty space? I don't think so. Kojima always put an intricate amount of details in his games. It will feel alive, like a real place and you can fulton almost everything. I cant wait. None shall escape my fulton.

bennissimo1343d ago

Yup. There's nothing shown of MGSV so far that indicates it will have a lot to do.

showtimefolks1343d ago (Edited 1343d ago )

Between these and than there is so much we don't know yet about 2015 games

Order 1886
Witcher 3
uncharted 4
borderlands handsome collection

Than If we get FF15 in 2015 than its another possibly huge game

I don't think I will have time for much for rest of 2015

On Xbox side I am waiting for crackdown, scale bound and quantum break

DarkOcelet1343d ago

There is also Just Cause 3 and Persona V. Too many games, so little money, so little time.

MajorLazer1343d ago

MGS V, Bloodbourne, Just Cause 3 and UC4 will make my year :D

vandal GAB1343d ago

Bigger doesn't always mean better, it's all about keeping gamers interested!

TheOverToe1336d ago

All I need this year are The Phantom Pain, MK8 DLC and Zelda Wii U. It seems that everyone has forgotten Zelda. Also a new Star Fox game. It's gonna be fawkin awesome. A genuinely great year for gaming. Hopefully it all turns out perfectly.

Imagine if Rockstar release some single player DLC for GTA5 too.

DarkOcelet1336d ago

It could be great. Shamefully i can get one console at a time so i choose the PS4. Offcourse i will buy the WiiU/Xone but maybe 3 or 4 years from now.

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jriquelme_paraguay1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

What game is GTAV San Andreas?
(in the map)

MSpence5161344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

Remember, GTAV was also first a last gen titlte. Could've been larger if it was this gen only.....

Edit:Apparently, someone disagrees with facts. Umm, ok.

getrektedmate1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

MGS Phantom Pain is coming to last gen systems as well which makes your point invalid.

Joe9131344d ago

I thought PP was a current gen only title only GZ was both.

MSpence5161344d ago

Being that it is being developed for both makes my point valid. GTAV was in development on last gen only and was then upgraded.

bloop1344d ago

Not only was GTA V developed solely for last gen hardware, but I think comparing it to the PP map is pointless anyway. Most of the PP map will be open countryside/desert (not saying that's a bad thing) and GTA V has a huge full blown breathing, living city in it. I don't think we'll see anything on par with that until the next GTA arrives. The detail and little touches in GTA V still blow me away today. I'm not taking anything away from the PP as its one of the games I'm most looking forward to, but you can't really compare the 2. Apples and oranges.

raWfodog1344d ago

@ bloop

I'm glad I scrolled down and saw your commment before I posted because I was going to basically say the same thing. It's pretty moot to have a super huge game world if story and missions are only going to take place in certain areas/bases. It seems like it will be a chore to travel long distances. Will free-roaming unlock hidden areas/items/missions? At least with GTAV, you could stumble across those extra missions or find cars/activities that you were looking for.

Not that I'm not looking forward to the game (I am very much) but huge worlds seem really pointless unless there's something to do in them.

_-EDMIX-_1344d ago

It actually doesn't....

He makes a valid point if you actually know about the history of media formats.

PS2 and XB used DVD9

360...used DVD9

GTAIV was small, was missing many features and it was revealed that it was due to lack of space as they are again...using the exact same format as last gen when they made GTASA.

GTAV used an extra disk for 360 as an install to solve their problem, but clearly....if they again had bluray on both, it would be BIGGER or at least have much more features as a Bluray is STILL larger then 2 DVDs..

You follow me?

Thus.....he is correct to state that GTAV indeed could have been larger if released this gen ONLY, as they would now be making it with NEXT GEN in mind, ie Bluray on both, HDDs on both etc.

MGSV is also on last gen systems yes, but MGSV is also unknown about just how much disk on 360 is actually being used to fill it up. They could be using 3 or even 4....

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TheCommentator1344d ago

Just Cause is 400 square miles according to Wiki, and it fit onto one DVD. I'm pretty sure GTA V is not that big, as I have played both, but I couldn't find any info to confirm this 100%.

Also, I fail to see the facts in your post.

MSpence5161344d ago

Just Cause also was a lot of somewhat empty space like Far Cry 4.

Mega241344d ago

Just Cause has barely anything in it though, which makes it really boring after completing the campaign. I was really disappointing when I first bought it.

_-EDMIX-_1344d ago

You also fail to factor that space being taken up has more to do with data and less about game size....

GTAV on 360 used 2 DVDs...

2 DVDs are factually less then 1 bluray...

Thus...when ported to PS4 and XONE, they are porting it with Bluray in mind.

If created for solely PS4 and XONE with both having hdds and bluray, it would likely be larger as they have more space.

Bluray has many layers and they could also clearly use installs. he is actually correct on that notion that it likely could have been larger.

Your asking a team that created GTASA on DVD9 to now create a sequel using THE SAME SPACE!

If you don't get whats wrong with that...their is a problem.

GTAIV vs GTAV better explains this as its clear they needed more space for proper sequel.

If put on PS4 and doubt they would use MORE space as you must consider it wouldn't be running on that would be much more demanding being next gen only.

ie GTAVI will clearly be larger in space and in data then GTAV's port.

kingPoS1343d ago

JC2 was mostly jungle, with a sparse amount of buildings and art design.

I'll not deny that it's fun as hell to play. Unfortunately it did feel less alive and more empty than gta5.

Gateway MT6706 2008

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TheCommentator1344d ago

You need to better define what you mean when you say larger. What you mean is there's more to do, which I agree with. I'm not trying to pick on you here, please don't misunderstand, but it helps people understand you better when you articulate more.

GortJester1344d ago

I'll believe it when I see it...

pompombrum1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

Personally, I think comparisons to GTA 5 of any kind aren't going to end well. No matter the scope of the game, the attention to detail in GTA and the world they created is just on another level to anything we have seen before. Would love for Kojima to prove me wrong however I don't think we will see anything comparable to GTA 5's world until GTA 6.

Batzi1344d ago

Kojima has insane attention to detail. Just wait and see.

yezz1344d ago (Edited 1344d ago )

Still, it won't have the detail because it's a different type of world. You don't drive million vehicles that you can customize, you don't have hundreds of pedestrians doing their own thing etc. The sheer amount of things you can do and see in GTA V is just incredible.

If Kojima would do a GTA type of game then yes, he could probably do it but MGS wont compare simply because it's not going to have that kind of variety.

Moe-Gunz1343d ago

The amount of things you can do in MGS PP that we know of so far is mind blowing. You have the story, side missions, motherbase system, companions, motherbase online invasions, metal gear online 3, etc. GTA V has a lot, but as far as features go, I'll hang my hat on MGS:PP.

GTA V in some ways is still smaller in my mind than some of their past games. The amount of places you can't enter is crazy. The system that allowed CJ to get fat etc is gone. GTA V is massive no doubt. However I would say GTAV wins some and in other ways MGS:PP wins.

When it comes to attention to detail Kojima is ridiculous with it. The man pays attention to so much. My hope is R* does another Red Dead Redemption.

reallyNow1344d ago

300 square miles of shipping containers to sneak between. hahahaha you make a good point.