As a fan of the series, having played it for 29 years, I’ve enjoyed many of the twists, the spins, the turns, and alternative plots that have been placed in each of Kojima’s games. They’ve been weird, they’ve been far-fetched, and even the new enemies in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain titled “Cipher”, a part of the group that has gone rogue named “XOF”, takes a role in the happenings of Metal Gear Solid V as a whole. In the opening moments to the trailer for Metal Gear Survive shows off the Mother Base exploding as it had previously, in turn, we also see a portal open up that sucks one of the base’s survivors in.
Within seconds? His survival begins as zombie like creatures begin to hunt him. Saved by a team of other survivors, their struggle begins to come real as the creatures begin to assault the world around them. The question to ask? What in the literal Hell is going on with this game? As a franchise that has captured the hearts of millions, and even lead to Kojima visiting a dead fan’s home after losing a battle with cancer, the series has finally gone off the deep-end or so it seems.
With games like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare bringing zombies back constantly, one can only wonder where this will go, and how it will work out. What will the plot be, besides survival? Will XOF be apart of this? Is this “alternate” timeline a way for Konami to continue on without Hideo Kojima and his studios in the limelight? As fans below say it, and they said it best, this is Konami’s attempt to keep a dead franchise alive.