Metal Gear Solid Master Collection’s Code Is Seemingly Hiding References To MGS4 And More


The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection launched with a conspicuous “Volume 1” in its title. Dataminers scraping through the collection’s code may have found what a future “Volume 2” might look like, and a remaster 15 years in the making might be included.

Per IGN, who later verified the code, a Reddit user called “Timo653” posted pictures they claimed were from the launcher program of the collection. While the code strings include games present in the collection–MGS1, MGS2, and MGS3–there are also placeholders for “MGS4,” “MGS5,” and “MGSPW,” which implies that Metal Gear Solid 4, 5, and Peace Walker are also on the way.

Particularly notable among those names is Metal Gear Solid 4, which is to date the only console MGS entry to not receive a release outside of its original launch. The code also adds extra credence to a leak from earlier this year, which showed placeholders for each of these three games on the official MGS Master Collection website.

GameSpot’s Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 review called it “indispensable” for MGS veterans, saying that it “feels important, both as a means of historical preservation and as a nostalgia-fueled time machine for one of the most influential series of all time.”

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 is available now on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.