Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an action-adventure game developed and published by Konami. It is the ninth game in the Metal Gear series, and follows the story of a mercenary named Venom Snake who must confront a mysterious organization known as Cipher and its leader, Skull Face. The game is known for its open-world gameplay, which allows players to explore a large and detailed environment, and its improved graphics and gameplay mechanics compared to previous games in the series. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released in 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC and was well-received by critics and players, who praised its visuals, storytelling, and gameplay. It was the final game in the series to be developed by series creator Hideo Kojima before his departure from Konami.