Metal Gear Solid has been a constantly evolving series. Even between the mainline entries, mechanics, settings and characters have been swapped out to make way for new ideas.
I wonder what other surprises might turn up in our list of upcoming PC games.
People were wondering what would happen to the series post-Kojima. Would Konami stop making them, or would they just create something in the template of The Phantom Pain? The answer, it turns out, is the latter, though probably not how you expected.
Metal Gear Survive is up next and it's a wacky spin-off like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. It's a co-op survival game with inter-dimensional zombies. It's a bit weird, even by Metal Gear Solid standards.
But pull that stupid look off your face for a second and have a proper think about it. Remember skateboarding across the Big Shell in Metal Gear Solid 2? Remember the actual Big Shell in Metal Gear Solid 2? What an awful place.
If you could see me right now you would realise I'm naked. I'm not a pervert or anything, it's just that I breathe through my skin. It's a perfectly reasonable explanation for nakedness, okay? That and being a freelancer with no life.
My point is, though Metal Gear Survive looks like the most stupid thing on the planet - and it does - let's not forget that Metal Gear Solid as a series, though brilliant at times, is already the most stupid thing on the planet.
Man, I feel better now. You should try this writing thing - I think there's something in it.
Anyway, I'm off to put some clothes on. Let me know how you feel about Metal Gear Survive in the comments.