Did anyone notice that the Mother Base in the trailer is actually the one from The Phantom Pain and not the original from Peace Walker?
Even though it's a spin off, there doesn't seem to be anything stating it's not canon. It looks like it takes place during MGSV between Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain. Even though it's in an alternate world, it's still connected and starts in the same world. It's something to keep an eye out for, but I'm thinking it's canon, just like Revengeance was. Diamonddeath (talk) 02:52, August 24, 2016 (UTC)
- Konami themselves have said to consider it a "parallel experience" and its only relation to Metal Gear Solid Vs duology is in the gameplay mechanics. That lends itself more to the idea of non-canon than canon in my opinion. Seems pretty absurd that there's no mention of the gigantic wormhole in Metal Gear Solid V at all if we're expected to believe that Survives events actually happened. Those are my two cents. Paranoid Donkey (talk) 09:36, August 24, 2016 (UTC)
- Let's wait and see. Don't forget, they described Metal Gear: Rising in a similar manner, yet the guy who made the game made clear it was indeed canonical. Besides, there have been plenty of spin offs that were considered canon in various franchises, such as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis/Resident Evil CODE:Veronica (X) as well as the Revelations games for Resident Evil, or Mega Man & Bass for the original Mega Man series and Mega Man Xtreme 2 for the Mega Man X series (due to it mentioning the Erasure Incident from that game in Mega Man X6). And just because there's no mention of a gigantic wormhole in MGSV doesn't mean it's not canonical. Don't forget, Metal Gear Solid had Solid Snake and Roy Campbell mentioning that they learned about Big Boss being the former's father in Zanzibar Land [or at least, that was what's implied] despite the fact neither Metal Gear 2 nor even Metal Gear ever even alluded to Big Boss being his father, and yet that's canon. Heck, Solidus isn't even mentioned in the MGSV timeline despite the fact that he played a pretty big role in the series as well. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 10:17, August 24, 2016 (UTC)
- I'm beginning to think we probably should change it from non-canon to ambiguous-placement, mostly because the post-credits scene seemed to imply that the events of the game were a literal alternate timeline (you know, similar to Ocarina of Time or Stargate: Continuum). Weedle McHairybug (talk) 15:19, February 21, 2018 (UTC)