Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Map Analysis Reveals Massive World Size

This is one massive map.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

A few weeks ago, Hideo Kojima had revealed the entire map size of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. One look at the map and it’s not hard to make out the portion below is land and the white portion above it is the sky. However that does not seem to be the case. A Reddit user has uncovered that the white portion is actually made up of roads, terrains and buildings.

To further study the map, the user applied white balance correction to show the details more clearly and was able to pinpoint where the trailers of the game took place on the map. This information is of course debatable but given that the user proves it by using image correction, we won’t be surprised if this turns out to be true in the final game.

We have the images below. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Regardless of whether this turns out to be true or not, one thing is for sure, Metal Gear Solid 5 will boast an absolutely massive world when it releases next year. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is due in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For more on the game check out our hub page here.

Source: Reddit 1, 2.

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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    This game is gonna keep me busy for a long time if it really is THAT huge as the pics indicate

    • Jeff Maxwell

      Just because its huge doesn’t mean anything,gta maps are huge but there filled with not alot

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Dude this is Hideo Kojima we’re talking about of course he’s not gonna take shortcuts. We both know that for a fact. Don’t worry; be happy. Hakuna Matata

    • DanielGearSolid

      That little base in GZ was packed with stuff to do.

      And judging by the live stream TPP is gonna be overflowing with greatness

    • http://iadagraca.com/ DigitalWolf

      Note this is only one map. The game has multiple locations.

    • GUN®

      Afghanistan and Africa at least.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      True we haven’t seen all the locations yet.

  • Anders

    Didn’t he say it was 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes?

  • Robert Gittings

    What about other locations though? Isn’t Africa a big part of this game too? What about the map for Africa & the map for the hospital shown in the trailers? Do you think we will be able to explore Africa’s map just like Afghanistan or will it be a linear map instead? We saw a jungle setting during the demonstration of project ogre before MGSV was announced.. I wonder if we will see that same place again in MGSV:TPP? So many questions left unanswered.

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