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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, features, gameplay: PC edition will now launch on the same day as consoles

Lewis Painter | Aug. 7, 2015
What can we expect from the highly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? We bring you the latest news about the upcoming game.


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is hot topic as its release date draws ever closer, and more gameplay videos appear online. Here, we bring you all of the Phantom Pain release date information, and also share the latest gameplay news. Read on for everything there is to know so far about the next Metal Gear Solid game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date

It has been a long wait for Metal Gear Solid fans. The first Metal Gear Solid V trailer actually made its way onto YouTube back in 2012, but had no Metal Gear Solid branding.

It wasn't long before fans became suspicious about the mystery trailer however, so in March 2013, Metal Gear Solid V was officially announced as a two-part game. Ground Zeroes was described as a short prologue to The Phantom Pain, the main Metal Gear Solid V game. Ground Zeroes was released in 2014 and had mixed reviews, mainly directed towards how short the gameplay was compared to its price, not directed at gameplay in any way.

So, when can we expect Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to explode onto consoles? The official release date for console versions is 1 September 2015, which is only a few weeks away. The PC version was due to be released a couple of weeks later, on 15 September but a press release issued recently tells a different story and will now be released alongside console editions on 1 September:

"We initially did not think it would be possible to get such an epic game out onto PC in time for launch alongside its console counterparts, but all involved have worked diligently to meet the demands of our PC consumers," states Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. president Tomotada Tashiro via press release. "We feel confident that Steam users will be satisfied with the contents we will provide for the Steam version,"

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a hugely open world, third person stealth-action game that encourages you to use a variety of combat and gameplay styles to keep gameplay lively and interesting. The map is absolutely huge, and you have access to a number of ways of traversing the environment, from cars to a horse, which you can conveniently use to sneak past unsuspecting enemies.

One of the new features in The Phantom Pain is the ability to send enemies and object back to Mother Base. If you choose to, you'll be able to take an unconscious enemy back to your Mother Base and train them to join your army, rather than kill them. You'll also be able to collect vehicles and equipment, which will be available to you from your base.


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