Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Release Date Moved Up to September 1st

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After the disturbing report about the inner-workings of Konami released earlier today, Konami seem keen on taking our minds off things by delivering some good news. The release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on the PC will now be moved up to match the console release date of September 1st. On top of this, those who pre-order The Phantom Pain on Steam will receive Grand Zeroes for free.

Unfortunately, bad usually follows the good. The bad news here is that PC gamers will now have a longer wait for Metal Gear Online to launch. Metal Gear Online is set to launch October 6th for consoles and January 2016 for PC. The PC release for Metal Gear Online hasn’t changed, but pushing the release of the PC release date to September makes the wait longer than it was before.

Konami says that pushing the release up is the result of PC gamers who were vocal about the delay of the PC version. Konami president Tomotada Tashiro had the following to say.

“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,”

Will you be purchasing the game on PC? If so let us know your thoughts on this news. The system requirements certainly look intense, but let’s hope Konami delivers a quality PC experience.

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