PC gamers waiting for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain may have been prepared for an extra two week wait for the games release, but they don’t have to any longer. Today it was revealed that the game will be released at the same time as the consoles.
While this is good news, it also brings some worries. We’ve not had good experiences when the PC version of the game recently, Batman: Arkham Knight being the most noteworthy example. With the date change so late in the release schedule though obviously Konami feel confident that it is safe to do so.
“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. “We feel confident that Steam users will be satisfied with the contents we will provide for the Steam version,”
I’m sure Konami will be happy to have some positive press, especially with all of the rumours concerning Hideo Kojima’s reasons for leaving the company and recent reports about treatment of their employees.
With Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain looking to be the biggest release for September, it is going to have big competition especially in the form of FIFA 16, Destiny: the Taken King, PES 2016 and Forza Motorsport 6. Perhaps being one of the earliest releases for the month can help it to lead the way for a strong September which will be good for sales, but hard on our pockets.
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