Metal Gear Solid 5 is headed to PC

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is on the way to new-gen consoles, and it’s bringing a ton of brand spankin’ new cardboard box AI with it. “But you know who else can render boxes better”, I’m asked as I’m gently waterboarded to oblivion while listening to the audio torture known as Genesis and Phil Collins. PC of course! And those gamers will indeed be getting some Hideo Kojima love.

The Konami web team inadvertently jumped the gun when they announced that Metal Gear Solid V and its glorified demo Ground Zeroes would be hopping platforms. Here’s the original gaff:

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This makes for the first Metal Gear Solid game in a very long time to appear on that platform, and no Metal Gear Rising doesn’t count. Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima made things official during the Gamescom Twitch livestream yesterday, with Steam getting in on the action as well.

In case you missed it, here’s some of that deliciously absurd gameplay:

There’s no clue as to when exactly Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will hit PC, but it should hopefully be in 2015. Hopefully. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go enjoy some more new-gen horse-pooping and cardboard box sneaking.

Last Updated: August 14, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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