New Left Alive screenshots look like the Metal Gear Solid V sequel we are dying for
Metal Gear Solid lives... unofficially!
Back in 2015, Konami released Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the fifth main entry in the series that was set to close the story that Kojima had begun decades ago. The game was praised for its incredible sandbox gameplay but some felt let down by the story since it was built up to be the conclusion to Big Boss' story by filling in a gap in the MGS timeline.
Many players chalked this up to Konami's studio interference which ultimately led to Hideo Kojima being forced out from the studio, while there's no definitive answer to this it wouldn't exactly be surprising due to the game's troubled development.
At TGS 2017, Square Enix revealed a brand new game titled Left Alive which has some people who worked on the MGS games on staff. The game has been dubbed as a third-person survival action game by Square Enix and will take place in the universe of the Front Mission franchise which has been dormant since 2010.
The title will take place between Front Mission 5 and Evolved in a war-torn city. Left Alive also seemingly takes inspiration from MGS V through open-ended gameplay, giving players the chance to clear sections how they want. The team even consulted with Hideo Kojima for character designs which is evident in the new screenshots and concept art that you can view below. Left Alive almost literally wears the MGS inspiration right on its sleeve with a patch sewn onto the character's arm similar to the FOX patch. You can even see the use of the J.J. Abrams-esque lens flair which Kojima used repeatedly throughout The Phantom Pain.
Left Alive is due out in 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Steam.