Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an action/adventure stealth video game designed and written by Hideo Kojima for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows platforms. The game is the sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and a prequel to the original Metal Gear video game released in 1987. In the game players will assume the role of Big Boss as they sneal through various enemy bases and environments trying their best to use non-lethal means to get through missions and defeat enemies. The game offers a base building element in which players will craft weapons and items, recruit soldiers and build up defenses. The game includes both single player and multiplayer game modes.