Metal Gear Solid V Sales Report, Deleted Ending FoundJon Ledford |
The current-gen console war continues in Metal Gear Gear V: The Phantom Pain. Also, a secret final mission and ending cut from the game have been found.
Ever since their late 2013 debuts, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been duking it out on the sales charts. Unfortunately for Microsoft, it appears that the PlayStation 4 has been taking the lead for most of the monthly sales reports. The PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox One in terms of both console and software sales for the most part. The latest example of this would be Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. VideoGamer reports that 72 percent of all physical copies of The Phantom Pain were for the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One accounted for 22 percent of the game's sales. The PS3 only accounted for 3 percent of the physical sales and the Xbox 360 brought in a measly 2 percent (which reiterates my opinion that Metal Gear Solid V should have just been current-gen-only).
The following contains spoilers on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, proceed at your own risk:
Courtesy of Kotaku (and those bragging about owning it), we have learned that the Collector's Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain features footage of a story mission that was cut from the game. More importantly, this unfinished story mission was cut from MGSV's ending. After watching it, it breaks my heart to know that it was cut, as it's a fitting epilogue to the game's events (seriously, stop scrolling if you don't want The Phantom Pain spoiled for you).
FINAL WARNING, SPOILERS AHEAD:
Obviously, the child soldier/survivor in Africa named Eli is Liquid Snake. Unfortunately, he basically just vanishes with Metal Gear Sahelanthropus by the end of the game along with the character we all presume to be Psycho Mantis. By the time you clear out all the available missions in the game and reach the end credits you never find out what happens to the two youngsters, until you see this video:
Apparently, there was supposed to be a final mission where Venom Snake takes on both the XOF forces and Eli in Sahelanthropus. The mission gameplay itself wasn't completed, but the cutscenes pretty much were, despite the disclaimer that they were only 30 percent complete. Watch what happens with Venom Snake and Eli, which foreshadow the events of Metal Gear Solid. Konami and Kojima really should include this mission in the game somehow, even if they have to scrap the gameplay parts and just make the entire thing a video epilogue. I'm surprised the fans haven't made a petition yet to get this sequence added to the game.
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