Microsoft Announcement Opens with Metal Gear Solid V, Free Games Per Month

Microsoft's media announcement to E3 opens up with Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game will finally take the world of MGS into sandbox territory, marking it as the first game in the series that allows for true open-world exploration.

Set in Afghanistan, the game currently seems to look like a cross between Red Dead: Redemption and Assassin's Creed.

Microsoft also announced that it would offer two free games per month to Xbox Live Gold members, with the first of the two being Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II. Other highlights include the return of Lightning in Final Fantasy 14 and the September release of Grand Theft Auto V.

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Abdul R. Siddiqui

Abdul is a graduate of CUNY Baruch, as part of the Macaulay Honors program. He has interned with the New York City Housing Authority, Macaulay, and PolicyMic. He currently contributes to PolicyMic, DramaFever, and NewLogical.

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