Metal Gear Solid V’s map is actually this big

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When it comes to sandbox games, size counts. Much like the defining talent of a male porn star, a map with sizeable girth is what folks are after these days. And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain aims to please with a world that is plenty big. So just how big is Hideo Kojima’s version of Afghanistan? About this big. You can’t see it, but I’m stretching my arms right now.

Previously, Kojima and co had shown off the map, which measured in at around 4km in width, with the total surface area being a staggering in-game 24 square kilometres. In the imperial system, that’s an entire giggity of yards, I think. There have of course been bigger maps in other older games, such as Skyrim’s 38 square kilometres of real estate.

But 24 kilometres squared is no small feat. At another stage event, Kojima clarified that the map itself was trapezoidal in shape, and not square-shaped like in every other sandbox game on the market. See for yourself, via Dual Shockers:

Metal gear V

That’s a big map. Of course, there’s most likely a ton more to it, with interior locales and whatnot. And now you know how much land there is to cover. With new-gen horse poop.

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Last Updated: September 19, 2014

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  • Admiral Chief o’ thar 7 Seas

    WHAT be that thar horney protrudance on dem face matey?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      MOLE!

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oooooo trapezoid! That innovation. The interior angles also add up to 360 degrees. So different from a square.

    • Admiral Chief o’ thar 7 Seas

      XD

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    THIS GAME LOOKS SHIT HOT

    1080P 60FPS BITCHES.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Well duh, of course it’s hot – they’re in the desert.

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        I have never seen a horse take a shit at 60fps before.

        • Admiral Chief o’ thar 7 Seas

          Go to a farm…you know, OUTSIDE

          • Norm

            Ultra HD.

          • Admiral Chief o’ thar 7 Seas

            SMELL-O-VISION

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t scratch & sniff.

  • WolfyZA

    Pretty impressive… Whats the bet these maps are gonna be barren though, much like how RDR is.. Sure its a massive map and all but its really just padding when you sit down and think about it.

    IMO I still would’ve preferred if this game was linear. For me it feels like MGS 5 trying to be TOO ambitious with its open world and alienating their Die hard fanbase in process, just give me a A to B route with the illusion of free roam and I’ll be happy.

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