|The following information has been detailed in official Konami-licensed media, which were written by various external authors. Therefore, 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 is licensed by Konami. Licensed sources comprise of official novelizations, strategy guides, etc., that expand on the Metal Gear story, but is not necessarily contradicted by canon, as dictated by direct sources from Konami (games, final scripts, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, etc.).
Any details that becomes outdated and is contradicted by canon is not included, and can be placed in the "Behind the scenes" section, similar to information that is retconned within the games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.