MGS 5 fans discover secret game Kojima hid in the code

Players have discovered code for a 1980s murder mystery game hidden in Metal Gear Solid V's code

The plot thickens. Metal Gear Solid has always been a series loaded with conspiracy, and it seems that conspiracy has bled into the real world. As if the mysterious break-up between Konami and Hideo Kojima was not enough, it seems that Metal Gear Solid V has another layer of mystery buried within its code. Some players have gone through this code and discovered an old 80s PC game.

The game is called The Portopia Serial Murder Case, which Kojima has said was one of the reasons he wanted to work in games. Players have obsessively tried to get the full game working by compiling bits of code that are hidden in Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, and it seems that this obsession has paid off - even though the game is in Japanese. Players are searching for some meaning in this. Hideo Kojima would not have done it for nothing. Players know that there must be some hidden meaning behind it, and they are determined to find out what that is.


Austin is an aspiring writer and 3D modeler hoping to make it somewhere in the games industry. He loves playing games, he loves creating models for them, he loves writing for them. He would be content doing almost anything in gaming as long as he is creating something or contributing to something.

Published Oct. 4th 2015
  • obliviondoll
    The hidden meaning probably got cut along with the rest of the main game... here's hoping not, though.
  • Larry Iaccio
    Featured Contributor
    This is actually incredibly awesome

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