Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will include user-created missions, powered by tablets and smartphones, as well as a return of Metal Gear Online, according to Official PlayStation Magazine UK.
Creator of the Metal Gear series Hideo Kojima said that the reason the developer decided to make the next installment of the Metal Gear series into an open-world game was because of the potential “interactions on multiple devices.”
“All the freedom is up to you and there are no rules [like] the linear games in the past,” Kojima said. “You can use smartphones and tablets to interact with the world. That’s why we did an open world, because we thought about all these interactions on multiple devices.”
In addition to open-world interaction with smarthphones and tablets, The Phantom Pain will enable users to created user-generated content “within the world.”
“Using tablets and smartphones you can also enjoy MGS V and create user-generated missions within the world,” Kojima said.
The Official PlayStation Magazine UK also stated that Kojima Productions new LA-based studio will focus on developing the multiplayer aspect of The Phantom Pain, while the Japan studio will continue to focus on the single player.