Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain came out today after several years in development. Phantom Pain is the first new game in the series to hit consoles since 2008’s Guns of the Patriots (not including handheld ports, compilations or Ground Zeroes).
Phantom Pain’s release signifies the end of an era. Game director Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami (which owns the Metal Gear franchise) had a well-publicized falling out. Kojima ended up finishing Metal Gear Solid V but has signaled that he is leaving the company.
Now that Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain is on store shelves, Kojima has released one final video thanking fans for twenty-eight years of Metal Gear. It’s an emotional video that any fan of the series should watch.