MGS V: The Phantom Pain On PC Sees Earlier Release


Typically, Japan has not been a powerhouse when it comes to games development on the PC. Recently, though, we’ve seen some releases of Metal Gear games on the platform, signifying Konami’s recent acceptance for its market and its consumers. It was a surprise when the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date on consoles was first announced to have just a two-week lead against the PC platform, but today Konami has confirmed that the PC version of The Phantom Pain will now also be released worldwide alongside consoles on September 1st.

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However, just as expected when something nice is announced from Konami, so do they taketh away. That same announcement relays the disappointing notion that the Metal Gear Online component of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been delayed for both consoles and PC. It will now be released on October 6th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360, while the PC release of the multiplayer component won’t make its way to the game’s owners until January 2016.

But wait, there’s more! Those who purchase select Nvidia GTX graphic cards during a limited time at the launch window will receive a complimentary copy Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, free of charge. Among the praises of the game includes the claim that it is 200 times bigger than Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a claim Hideo Kojima made just as press for Ground Zeroes was winding up. Whether that holds true remains to be seen, however if it is anywhere close to as entertaining as a whole to what we’ve seen so far, it should make for some exciting times in what is likely a farewell to the core experience of the series.

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