The next update for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will add a new Raiden suit to the game, as well as a powerful gun called the wormhole weapon.

When it was announced that Konami closed Kojima Productions Los Angeles, fans were worried, and rightfully so, that support for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain would come to a screeching halt. So far, those worries have been unrealized, however, as Konami has continued to update the game regularly, with details of the next update now detailed courtesy of a Famitsu live stream.

The next update will pertain mainly to the Forward Operating Base mode in Metal Gear Solid 5. The biggest addition coming in the update allows players to dress up like Raiden, based on the character’s appearance as a cyborg ninja in Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Rising.

Besides the addition of the Raiden suit, the update will also arm players with the wormhole weapon, feature a new gun camera placement, and will also make it possible for the dangerous Skulls invade players’ FOB. The latter should add an interesting new layer of strategy to the FOB game mode, and may even convince some players to shell out extra cash for some FOB microtransaction insurance.

See the Raiden suit in action right here:

It’s good to see Konami keep true to their promise of continuing to support Metal Gear Solid 5, even after the closure of Konami Productions Los Angeles. Updates like these that add some decent content for free should please those that are still enjoying Snake’s latest adventure, and hopefully we see continued support for the game moving forward.

In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if Konami decides to pursue story-based expansions for Metal Gear Solid 5. Even with Hideo Kojima “on vacation”, significant paid DLC for The Phantom Pain would be wise avenue to pursue, especially since the third chapter was apparently cut from the game. There are definitely story gaps in Phantom Pain, and DLC could go a long way in filling in those gaps.

In any case, players are sure to enjoy the wormhole gun as well as the chance to dress Snake up like Raiden when this next update becomes available at some point in the future. Konami will likely continue to update the game moving forward, which should help Metal Gear Solid 5 maintain a dedicated community of players, even amidst stiff competition from this holiday season’s big game releases.

Will these additions to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain convince you to return to the game? Do you hope to see some of this content become available in the game’s other modes? What do you want to see added to the game in the future? Get at us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain!

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is currently available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: Destructoid