|The following information has been detailed in official Konami-licensed media, written by various external authors. Its status in the Metal Gear canon is unconfirmed.[?]|
Use this template for the "Unconfirmed history" section, placed immediately prior to the "Behind the scenes" section of an in-universe style article (or in its place, if there is none). "Unconfirmed history" is used to detail information that is exclusively given in sources that are licensed by Konami. Licensed sources comprise official novelizations, strategy guides, etc., that expand on the Metal Gear story, but do not necessarily contradict the canon dictated directly by Konami (via the games, final scripts, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, staff interviews and tweets, etc.).
Any details that become outdated and are contradicted by new canon are not included and can be discussed in the "Behind the scenes" section, similar to any information that is retconned within the games themselves.
Depending on the context, the section title can be altered to suit the article type, e.g. "Unconfirmed usage" for weapon and item pages.