Metal Gear Solid 5 PC Release Date Bumped Forward

Metal Gear Solid V features horses which poop... take that, Red Dead Redemption

Metal Gear Solid 5 will now launch on September 1st alongside the console versions, Konami has announced.

The PC version of the game was previously listed for release on September 15th on PC, some two weeks later than its launch on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Purchase Metal Gear Solid 5 on Steam and you’ll get some additional goodies. As well as a Venom Snake in-game emblem and extra staff for your Mother Base, you’ll be able to go behind the scenes of Hideo Kojima’s final Metal Gear game courtesy of a making-of documentary. You’ll also be given The Phantom Pain‘s prologue, last year’s Ground Zeroes, free of charge.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PC also features support for 4K resolution, and publisher Konami has partnered with GPU manufacturer NVidia. Pick up a qualifying Geforce GTX graphics card and you’ll receive a copy of Metal Gear Solid V to put your PC’s newfound grunt to the test.

“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,” said Konami president Tomotada Tashiro. “Now PC users will be able to explore the vibrant and beautifully-realised locations and set-pieces that elevate Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain beyond all other action titles.”

Metal Gear Solid 5 has been a long time coming, but it’s also been the center of much controversy following a public falling-out between Konami and series creator Hideo Kojima. The publisher removed Kojima’s name from all promotional material earlier this year, while MGSV developer Kojima Productions has reportedly been shuttered following completion of the project. Kojima has said that The Phantom Pain will be the last game he works on in the series, though Konami has confirmed it is already planning a sequel.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is scheduled for release on September 1st for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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