The other day, the Northern Kabul map for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was leaked. Oops?
The hard copy of the map is included with the Collector’s Edition of the game, and it shows off the whole Northern Kabul, Afghanistan area, and it looks pretty big. But how big is it, compared to Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes? Everyone loves a good comparison.
Thankfully, a Redditor has done some work and figured out how the Ground Zeroes map measures up to the Kabul map. Kabul is roughly 60 times bigger than Ground Zeroes, it turns out. Others have pegged it at much higher, around 147 times bigger. It’s not 200 times bigger, though, and the computation doesn't yet take into consideration the unexplorable/unreachable portions. We can't just walk all over Kabul, can we?
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 1, and then on Windows via Steam on September 15.