Data miners snooping around the Metal Gear Solid V files on the PC have discovered evidence that a third chapter for the game was planned but for some reason was cut from the game. The extra chapter for the game would have been called ‘Peace’, apparently this part of the game would have tied up additional plot points and linked in to the original Metal Gear Solid.
The people over at Facepunch did the mining, though do be aware of spoilers. Further evidence that there was content cut from the game resides in the game’s collector’s edition, which comes with a blu-ray going over the making of the game. Some of the events referenced on that disc never made it to the final product.
Finally, the last big discovery in Metal Gear Solid V’s files were textures for ‘The Boss’, a character from Metal Gear Solid 3. Currently, we don’t know why any of this content was cut from the game, though we do know that cut content is just a reality of game development.
Some fans did have an issue with the ending of Metal Gear Solid V, so it would have been interesting to see if this additional chapter would have helped with that at all. Unfortunately, aside from the fact that it was planned, we don’t know anything else about it.
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KitGuru Says: It’s not uncommon for content to be cut from a game during development. However, I imagine most people will point towards the falling out between Konami and Hideo Kojima as the primary reason for any cut content, it’s definitely not a secret that Konami was unhappy with how long Kojima was spending on the game, so maybe pressure from the publisher led to the third chapter being scrapped.