'Metal Gear Solid 5's Snake Can't Swim, And FOBs Are Online Only

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is going to be released September 1 of this year. We're now getting some new details about the game from the developer, Konami. Konami held a Twitter Q&A, where users could have their questions about the highly anticipated game answered.

Among the announcements, Konami said that Snake -- the main character of the game -- will not be able to swim. However, Snake will be able to walk through water and any place "where his feet touch the ground."

The fact that Snake is unable to swim seemed to bother some people, but overall isn't seen as that big of a deal. In the first Metal Gear Solid, Snake was able to swim, so some are wondering why that function hasn't been reintroduced since Metal Gear Solid 3. The game is described as an open world, which typically means users can explore the game's world like they could in real life. Swimming is one of the signature abilities usually included in open world games.

Another topic of interest was FOBs, or Forward Operating Bases, in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. One question asked whether FOBs were going to all look different or if they'd appear the same. According to Konami, the FOBs will look different because users will develop and customize their FOBs. The Forward Operating Bases will look similar to each other, though, as it sounds like there are no variations of the base architecture.
"Additionally, FOBs can be developed and your base defenses can be customized while you're offline."
One aspect of the game that may bother some users is that FOBs are only defendable while you're online. While you're offline, you can customize and build your Forward Operating Bases.Those planning on getting the upcoming game also wondered whether Snake's apparel could be customized. Users will not be able to customize different styles for their character, but Snake's outfit will change throughout the game.

As noted by GamingBolt, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Just looking at the amount of interest in the game, it appears as though this game will sell a lot of copies.

Are you looking forward to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain?

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