Metal Gear Solid 5 PS3 players have achieved total nuclear disarmament, 5 years after launch

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there is a scene that only triggers if your server achieves total nuclear disarmament, meaning no one on your gaming platform has or is developing nuclear weapons at their Forward Operating Base. It is a scene that requires global cooperation to unlock, and now, five years later, a group of players has succeeded.

Reddit user LoneQuacker highlighted the achievement and posted the scene that was played for PS3 players when total disarmament was accomplished. The video, posted by user “Steff”, is “presented by an anti-nuclear gang,” according to the video’s description.

You can watch the scene below and see if it awakens any feelings of hope within you. “I thought this day would never come,” says Kiefer Sutherland’s Serpent at the beginning of the scene. At this point, neither do we.

The scene has actually been triggered once before in the PC version of the game, but this should not have been the case as the prerequisite was not met. The PS3 version of the game would have a much smaller install base than most other versions: the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions far outnumbered the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, in terms of sales.

Phantom Pain would finally be the last Metal Gear Solid game from series creator Hideo Kojima. His latest game, Death Stranding, recently released for PC after a 2019 release on PS4.

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