Konami have announced it’s latest financial report that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has sold 5 million copies, and that number should only increase in the run up to the holidays.
Konami have not said on whether or not the game was profitable. Reports prior to launch put the game around the 80 million mark in development costs, so 5 million units should be more than enough to push the figures north of that.
This week’s song choice is something we have wanted to share for a long time, and what makes it unique is that it was a song recorded specifically for the game, sung in Irish. For a Japanese game like Metal Gear Solid, which found massive success back in 1998, and being Irish, I love this. Maybe I’m biased!
According to a report from French website Gameblog and later confirmed by IGN, Julien Merceron, who was Technology Director and oversaw the development of the Fox Engine, will soon be leaving the company.
It is unclear why he left, but at this point we could pick one of many reasons that we have heard about since the smoke started emitting early this year.
Konami tweeted that the bug, which affected the missions 29 and 42 when Quiet was used as a buddy, shouldn’t be an issue anymore, and now that the cause has been found the “Quiet Bug” on other platforms should be fixed very soon.
I’ve noticed that a surprising number of you do not know you can unlock the ability to customise your weapons in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and have been asked regularly how to go about doing this, so here is a really short guide on what it lets you do, and how to go about unlocking it.
I doubt this will end up being much of a surprise to anyone being a Kojima game, but Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain includes a reference to P.T, the playable teaser for Silent Hills which was sadly dumped.
Well, technically this is the second reference, as we have already seen that the P.T. ghost Lisa can be used as a decoy to distract enemies in previous gameplay videos.
The launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been released, but unlike the majority of game launch trailers this is not aimed at newcomers to the series, but rather created for longtime fans of Metal Gear.
The majority of the trailer is played to the tune of “Quiets Theme”, reminiscing the Metal Gear Solid games to this point, from 1 through 4 and Peace Walker, then afterwards gives us or first proper look at the “Ultimate” Metal Gear.