Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will now launch on all platforms September 1 and pre-orders on Steam net Ground Zeroes for free. There is a bit of bad news with this, though.
The bad news is that Metal Gear Online has been delayed to October 6 on consoles, and on PC to January 2016. Konami said the delay is the “result of the updated timing” of the PC version.
PC users on Steam will The Phantom Pain the same day as PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One players. Konami said the release was moved up due to feedback from the PC community.
Those who pre-order The Phantom Pain on Steam will also get the prologue Ground Zeroes for free.
“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,” commented Konami president Tomotada Tashiro.
“Now PC users will be able to explore the vibrant and beautifully-realised locations and set-pieces. We feel confident that Steam users will be satisfied with the contents we will provide for the Steam version.”
All Steam customers will also receive a collector’s video which reveals behind-the-scenes footage and a unique documentary, in addition to DLC in the form of a ‘Venom Snake’ emblem and Mother Base Staff.