Does a Chapter 3 exist?
There is a lot that has been said about the ending of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. It pops up literally out of no where and the game ends abruptly. In the last few weeks, I have consistently reported about missing content in The Phantom Pain including Episode 51 and Chapter 3 along with a 4th ending that no one has any idea how they can unlock it. The Phantom Pain has just two chapters and honestly, I haven’t ever played a game that has only two chapters regardless of how good or bad they were.
So what actually happened with Chapter 3 [titled Peace]? Was it really removed or is it something that we have not yet unlocked? Daley from FraggedNation, who has made quite a name for himself in the Metal Gear community recently got in touch with a Konami employee and asked him the verdict regarding Chapter 3. He had the following conversation:
So, what is the verdict on Chapter 3? Is it in the game or are we stretching?
What I will say is that the game is deeper than what people are giving it credit for. Jumping to premature conclusions based on assets hacked out of the game is unfair and sells the game short. Just keep playing 😉
It’s interesting to note that the Konami employee does not deny the existence of Chapter 3 in The Phantom Pain. Instead he urges players to keep on playing and not to jump to premature conclusions. However the problem with that statement is that several players have already completed 100% of The Phantom Pain. What game can be possibly completed further when players have already completed it 100%? A point that I raised in my previous article.
Coincidentally, the official Metal Gear twitter feed tweeted out some interesting tweets:
Today is the one month anniversary of the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's been amazing so far, but there's more to see— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) October 1, 2015
We also announced costume DLC at Tokyo Game Show including call backs to Big Boss' debut in MGS3. More details on that later— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) October 1, 2015
Thank you for all your continued support and kind words--it's for the fans this game was made and through you it continues to thrive— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) October 1, 2015
Oh by the way...keep a close eye @MetalGearOnline today...more than a couple of things are on their agenda for 10/1— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) October 1, 2015
Now those guys might be simply referring to Metal Gear Online 3 that launches next week but they do mention that in subsequent tweets which kind of indicates that there is perhaps more to see in The Phantom Pain. I may be totally wrong but I have a feeling that Konami has some sort of story DLC planned for the game given how many people will actually pay for it.
We will see how it all pans out.