“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is an open world game and this allows for a lot of dynamism in gameplay. Everything the player does has an impact on the battlefield. During our interview with Konami’s community manager, Robert Allen Peeler, we learned that the player will be able to send the combat unit to blow up supply factories which will make it difficult for the enemy to acquire new gear such as helmets, body armor and scopes. This obviously opens up more opportunities such as these in the game.
“One of the main objectives when infiltrating different bases is cutting off communications to prevent backup and to confuse and distract soldiers,” Robert explained to GamingBolt. “Additionally, as players engage in certain gameplay strategies, enemies overtime will use tactics to counter. For example, if a player employs a lot of tranquilizer darts, enemies will begin wearing thicker gear or helmets to prevent headshots. Likewise overtime, enemies will begin using helicopters and tanks to search for and dispatch enemies.”
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches on September 1st on the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. You can read our full interview with Robert here.