Metal Gear Solid 5 “needs more time to be completed” – Kojima

Hideo Kojima has posted an update on Metal Gear Solid 5 and it seems there’s a lot of work still left.

He has mentioned that mo-cap has been finished but the game is still incomplete, and has detailed the amount of effort they are putting in the game.

“Such a large-scale Mo-cap is all done, but the game itself needs more time to be completed,” he revealed. “We still need to shoot game motion, in addition to voice recording, facial capturing. And moreover implementing those tremendous volume of data takes tremendous amount of time and effort.”

“If it were movie creation, post-production and editing will follow after shooting, plus adding audio but since it is game we have a lot to go. But still I feel content as this is the 1st end of phases,” he added.

“This time it took over a year including auditioning, 3D capturing, military training, reading, rehearsing and shooting.”

He also revealed some details on the mo-cap  and how they’ve hired foreign actors for the game.

“We have been doing Mo-Cap for over 14 years ago but every time we’d done a new challenge. This time we hired foreign actors except stuntmen,” he revealed. “They were wide variety of actors from America, UK, France, Holland, Hungary etc. We used neutral language to communicate but the emotion was tightened as one.”

The game definitely looks ambitious considering they are putting so much effort behind it, but as we know Kojima is very meticulous to details so it will certainly turn out to be an impressive product.


  1. Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    April 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

    So if mo-cap is done but everything else needs to be implemented into the game and fine-tuned, then would that make it at least 1 year from now before we even hear anything about a solid release date or possibly a little before that?

  2. oo7PorscheMGS

    April 27, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Yeah, to me this sounds like it might not come out this year :/ Anyone??? I GUESS we might find out at E3, but to me this sounds like him preparing fans to wait longer than holiday 2013.

    • SnakeBigBoss

      April 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I read somewhere that they are “trying to head 2014” or so…

  3. Evan

    April 27, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Does it stand out to anyone else that he said “voice recording” still needed to be done?

    • Jon Lee Wilson

      April 27, 2013 at 7:07 am

      I noticed that. David Hayter will be in the game. He has to be.

      • TheReal_Yoda

        April 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        It was one big April Fools joke. All the no David Hayter news stopped after that one day.

    • bigshynepo

      April 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

      This. This. This. How coincidental he said exactly that. Now one plays jokes with fans like Kojima so I suspect that we haven’t seen the last of Hayter.

  4. bigshynepo

    April 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Go Hideo
    I bet it will be a Q3 2014 release.

  5. TheReal_Yoda

    April 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Take all the damn time you need!

  6. Ayman

    May 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Go Hideo we are all waiting for and more mgs releases , realy can’t wait to play mgs5!!!!!!!! Come onnn Hideo we luv U!

  7. stidz

    May 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    bring back mgo!!!

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