Konami announced that MGSV’s release date has been moved from the 15th of September to the 1st of September matching the release date of the console versions.
Konami president Tomotada Tashiro said:
“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.”
As well as that, anyone who pre-orders the game on Steam will receive a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free, and all purchases (pre-ordered or otherwise) will get a behind-the-scenes collector’s video and documentary. Buyers will also receive the “Venom Snake” emblem and the Mother Base Staff DLC.
However, one thing that’s not certain is Windows 10 support, though they are working to ensure everything will be fine at release and with post-launch patches if needs be.
“While we can’t confirm official support by launch, we’re looking into this for post-launch patches if necessary,” Konami said. “However from all accounts, the basic performance should be to par.”
Konami and Nvidia have also partnered up, with buyers of select Nvidia GPU’s receiving the game at no cost. To get the bundle, you must buy a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980, 970, or 960 card. Systems with those cards will also be bundled with the game. Select GeForce 980M and 970M notebooks will also be bundled with Phantom Pain.
Sadly, Metal Gear Online will not be available at launch, with Konami saying that it won’t be ready until October 6th on console and January 2016 for PC, but so long as the main game is okey dokie I don’t think there will be many complaints.
A new Mother Base Themed gameplay trailer will be shown at Gamescom on August 5th, with The Phantom Pain being playable for the first time on the floor, so look out for that.
Despite all the good news here, things at Konami are looking grim with a new report from Japanese business website Nikkei showing that the companies treatment of employees have been anything but stellar.