10 Upcoming Open World Games We're Most Excited For

8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the franchise's first numbered installment (not counting prologue Ground Zeroes) since 2008's Guns of the Patriots, looks to extend the series into the open-world genre, something they haven't yet attempted. Reportedly 200 times larger than Ground Zeroes, Phantom Pain doesn't have a release date yet but can be expected to come out in late 2014. More details will likely be released at this year's E3, but for now we don't have much to go on. Phantom Pain's open world will contain a home base that is fully customisable throughout the game and also will allow use of several different vehicles like planes, helicopters, and motorcycles when not in a main story mission. Game director Hideo Kojima has stated that the game may be "too big to clear", attesting to the massive size of the open world map and the wealth of side activities available to complete. The addition of vehicles and the ability to use horses will make sure that traversal is not tedious, and the genuine love and level of detail painstakingly put into every Metal Gear game means that The Phantom Pain will be a blast to play and possibly the best game in the series once it releases.

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