Just a few minutes ago, the second Konami countdown timer ended to reveal yet another countdown timer, starting at 117 hours. The fact that it leads to another timer isn’t the most unsurprising thing that’s come out of this. The most unsurprising fact is that it now appears pretty certain that their next title will be Metal Gear Solid 5. It was speculated to be MGS5 back on the 2nd timer when the number 5 would flash up occassionally on lightning strikes. However, this countdown timer will occassionally flash the image below up. Judge for yourself.
I didn’t play MGS4 (although I know the plot) and personally wasn’t a big fan of MGS3. I remember seeing Hideo Kojima at the Playstation Experience years back saying pretty defiantly that MGS3 would be the last in the series. I don’t know where they’re going to take the series now but it’s hard to not think that this is just for the money now.