Surprise! Metal Gear Solid V To Infiltrate Steam After All

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Surprise! Metal Gear Solid V To Infiltrate Steam After All

Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain Steam PC

After a decade, Solid Snake returns to the PC.

So much for secrets. Earlier today, Konami's website briefly revealed a PC version of Metal Gear Solid V, both Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain. That post has since vanished, but Hideo Kojima later took the stage at Gamescom and announced it publicly: Metal Gear is coming to the PC via Steam.

Both games' Steam pages have gone live. While Ground Zeroes was derided as little more than an expensive demo, the real meat-and-potatoes will arrive in the form of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. They also showed off 15 minutes of gameplay, which should give you an idea what you can expect. It features both cardboard boxes and Snake going full-on Kurt Russell, which is all anyone could really want out of a MGS game.

This marks the first PC port for the series since Metal Gear Solid 2. That was back in 2003, and it required a DVD drive (something that few gamers had then, and may not have now). While you might not be able to easily play the previous titles on the PC, but you can watch this 7 hour supercut of all the talky bits in MGS 4 to get caught up.

As surprising as this might be, it's not all that unexpected, as the Rising Revengeance spin-off has been on Steam since last year.

Neither game has a release date as of yet.

Source: Steam via Kotaku

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If there's one upside to the ever increasing cost of generating games, it's the impetus it's given publishers to put the game out on every single piece of hardware they can make it work on.

I would still like a PC port of MGS3, since I gave my PS2 disc away to someone who hadn't played it long ago.

Add Metal Gear Solid to it and we'd have a deal. I wish either Steam or GOG would pick that up. That said more of Big Boss is always welcome, he's my favorite character in any game ever.

That WAS unexpected. Good going Kojima.

Yay~

Xan Krieger:
That said more of Big Boss is always welcome, he's my favorite character in any game ever.

I originally didn't want more metal gear, but then I saw that it was the story about when Big Boss finally goes full on evil mastermind. I was fully onboard then. 100%.

Roofstone:
That WAS unexpected. Good going Kojima.

Yay~

Xan Krieger:
That said more of Big Boss is always welcome, he's my favorite character in any game ever.

I originally didn't want more metal gear, but then I saw that it was the story about when Big Boss finally goes full on evil mastermind. I was fully onboard then. 100%.

From what I have seen from previous games in the series "mastermind" is far too strong a word to be used for any villain in the series. Especially Big Boss or any Snake.

So what, should we all be happy for that? I'm, for example, a pure PC player, and I didn't play any of Metal Gear games. I know there was one or two on PC, but why would I care? There were at least 4 more! I don't know shit about characters, story or setting. I think PC version will fail: console crowd will buy it on consoles, PC crowd will not care at all. All hail exclusives!

I hope They put the legacy titles on steam too. Old games are basically free money. Steam needs more legacy titles.

I'd even accept GOG. Too many PC games from the pre-digital era are being lost to time because they don't want to sell on digital distribution, and it'd be nice to not go to ebay to get them on an outdated form of media.

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that? I'm, for example, a pure PC player, and I didn't play any of Metal Gear games. I know there was one or two on PC, but why would I care? There were at least 4 more! I don't know shit about characters, story or setting. I think PC version will fail: console crowd will buy it on consoles, PC crowd will not care at all. All hail exclusives!

Or the people who would have had to buy it on consoles can now get a cheaper, prettier version on their PCs? :D Hell, the last major MG game was near the beginning of the PS3's lifespan. There's tons of people (myself included) that didn't game on PC back in those days of old, but got into it over the past 6 years.

As for not knowing much about the characters, the setting, and the story? Well, I don't think it'd make much difference. MGS doesn't make a huge amount of sense anyway as it's fairly bonkers. If you can appreciate waddling around in a cardboard box to be 'stealthy', you'll be fine.

Ultratwinkie:
I hope They put the legacy titles on steam too. Old games are basically free money. Steam needs more legacy titles.

I'd even accept GOG. Too many PC games from the pre-digital era are being lost to time because they don't want to sell on digital distribution, and it'd be nice to not go to ebay to get them on an outdated form of media.

Indeed. It'd be nice to have proper digital back catalogues of old games. Why can't companies like Sony make official emulators and sell games for them, like Sega do for the Mega Drive on Steam? Until that occurs there's always the unofficial emulators. Plus, if nothing else, a lot of PS2 games look surprisingly good when running at 2560x1440 :P

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that? I'm, for example, a pure PC player, and I didn't play any of Metal Gear games. I know there was one or two on PC, but why would I care? There were at least 4 more! I don't know shit about characters, story or setting. I think PC version will fail: console crowd will buy it on consoles, PC crowd will not care at all. All hail exclusives!

Actually, there were TWO. And one was - more or less - a PSP exclusive. Before that, there was MGS3 and before THAT, there weren't any games. Every previous released game was set way later than MGSV.

Bindal:

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that? I'm, for example, a pure PC player, and I didn't play any of Metal Gear games. I know there was one or two on PC, but why would I care? There were at least 4 more! I don't know shit about characters, story or setting. I think PC version will fail: console crowd will buy it on consoles, PC crowd will not care at all. All hail exclusives!

Actually, there were TWO. And one was - more or less - a PSP exclusive. Before that, there was MGS3 and before THAT, there weren't any games. Every previous released game was set way later than MGSV.

She means Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater being the "Starting Point" for the entire Metal Gear series (yes, including the MSX duo as well). It's sequel: Peace Walker, was first on PSP that got HD-fied on PS3 & 360 in the HD collection along with the 2 PS2 releases (later 2 PS3s rejecting the disks, but not the data funnily enough). Now MGSV in the timeline. VI is semi last-ish, mainly because MGS: Rising got turned into MGR: Revengeance and got shifted from the timeline from before to after the first mentioned one. Actually I'm just cluttering this here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear
Note the difference between Games vs. Storyline.

I am not seeing enough mention of the real talking points of this 15 minute gameplay trailer:

a) The horse has a dedicated "Defecate" button.

b) Horse manure can cause jeeps to slide off road.

c) You can then lasso said jeeps with a Fulton parachute.

d) You can apply said Fulton parachute to a goat.

Glad to see the game is not light on possibilities, at least. Oh Kojima, you maginificent deranged bastard.

grimner:
I am not seeing enough mention of the real talking points of this 15 minute gameplay trailer:

a) The horse has a dedicated "Defecate" button.

b) Horse manure can cause jeeps to slide off road.

c) You can then lasso said jeeps with a Fulton parachute.

d) You can apply said Fulton parachute to a goat.

Glad to see the game is not light on possibilities, at least. Oh Kojima, you maginificent deranged bastard.

Not to mention you can plant C4 on trucks and fulton them into helis to blow them up. That and the half-naked girls on boxes which I'm surprised hasn't had much backlash yet.

ToastiestZombie:

Not to mention you can plant C4 on trucks and fulton them into helis to blow them up. That and the half-naked girls on boxes which I'm surprised hasn't had much backlash yet.

The trailer was only revealed for a couple hours, so give it time. It's actually relatively tame stuff in the Kojima insanity scale. We've seen him go a lot creepier than this.

Though I shudder to think that THIS is the more mature, adult approach to the franchise he's been talking about. Oh well, at least PC fans can see what half delights and half embarasses Kojima fans worldwide.

I'd love a GoG version of both if anything but if not I'll probably just stick with getting console version, I'm not in the game for graphics before anyone tells me otherwise, I'd just love a DRM free PC version if they actually offered one.

grimner:

ToastiestZombie:

Not to mention you can plant C4 on trucks and fulton them into helis to blow them up. That and the half-naked girls on boxes which I'm surprised hasn't had much backlash yet.

The trailer was only revealed for a couple hours, so give it time. It's actually relatively tame stuff in the Kojima insanity scale. We've seen him go a lot creepier than this.

Though I shudder to think that THIS is the more mature, adult approach to the franchise he's been talking about. Oh well, at least PC fans can see what half delights and half embarasses Kojima fans worldwide.

The box trailer was first shown on the 12th at Sony's conference right before the P.T. trailer. And I am glad it isn't too serious, MGS3 wouldn't have been nearly as good without the Bond-like cheese, codec conversations and items such as the crocodile mask, MGS without the silliness is like Michael Bay without the explosions.

ToastiestZombie:
The box trailer was first shown on the 12th at Sony's conference right before the P.T. trailer. And I am glad it isn't too serious, MGS3 wouldn't have been nearly as good without the Bond-like cheese, codec conversations and items such as the crocodile mask, MGS without the silliness is like Michael Bay without the explosions.

Not a good comparison man. His movies suffer because he puts too much emphasis on dumb shit like explosions and other special effects. Barely any substance. I'd say that MGS without the silliness is like Christopher Nolan without the convoluted plot.
And I agree about MGS3. It was inspired by old Bond movies, even down to the theme song. It gave the game the necessary Cold War espionage atmosphere that would otherwise be lacking. Say what you want about Kojima, but he knows how to nail the atmosphere.

I remember calling his bluff back when he said that he wants to bring MGS5 on PC via a tweet.

He actually went ahead and convinced Konami to do it and for that I thank you Kojima-san!

Big Boss nude mods incoming.

Nice Konami!
If it turns out as good as people are expecting it will, I guess I'll have to give it a look!
Just make sure to port it well, you hear?

So would it be in bad taste to slip on my 'PC Gaming Master Race' underpants and do a silly dance in the faces of the dirty console peasants as their most beloved franchises flee the scorched earth desolation of the console wars to the green pastures of my integrated video card?

Unexpected as I said in the other thread, good on them.

josh4president:
So would it be in bad taste to slip on my 'PC Gaming Master Race' underpants and do a silly dance in the faces of the dirty console peasants as their most beloved franchises flee the scorched earth desolation of the console wars to the green pastures of my integrated video card?

As long as you make sure to know your place and grovel before the Glorious God Gamers first. So kneel peasant.

Ultratwinkie:
I hope They put the legacy titles on steam too. Old games are basically free money. Steam needs more legacy titles.

I'd even accept GOG. Too many PC games from the pre-digital era are being lost to time because they don't want to sell on digital distribution, and it'd be nice to not go to ebay to get them on an outdated form of media.

hell the HD collection already exists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_HD_Collection

porting this and then slaping in MGS1 on top (which was released on PC) would be a complete no brainer and im 100% konami would make a ton of money out of it, i know i would fucking buy it day one

playing MGS3: Subsistence again would be so amazing

josh4president:
So would it be in bad taste to slip on my 'PC Gaming Master Race' underpants and do a silly dance in the faces of the dirty console peasants as their most beloved franchises flee the scorched earth desolation of the console wars to the green pastures of my integrated video card?

How else might the peasants know of our greatness.... I for one am feeling quite smug about one less reason for me to have to buy a console now. Only thing left is destiny.

As a fan of sony I am proud of the ps4's performance I must say.

While Ground Zeroes was derided as little more than an expensive demo,

Fortunately, in a year, it'll be three bucks in a Steam sale.

Roofstone:
That WAS unexpected.

Did an exclamation pop up over your head?

we don't get tomb raider...but we get this!....yay?

...snarkyness aside this is only a good thing I supose for those who want it

I knew my decision to not give in and buy a PS4 would pay off eventually! Thank you Hideo Kojima! Now if you can just port over MGS3 and Peace Walker to the PC too...

IanDavis:

After a decade, Solid Snake returns to the PC.

I was about to mouth off about this statement, but even though Big Boss is MGSV's main protagonist it is actually very likely that Solid Snake may infact be in The Phantom Pain in some context (EG: why David Hayter isn't playing BB theoretically) so that could turn out to be technically accurate.

OT: This is great news! Having the PC market in there in addition to both console generations will both help expand the audience, and give PC gamers a chance to see why hardcore fans like me obsess about this series so much.

I just hope the PC crowd doesn't get all dickish and elitist about them having " the only real version," or some other exclusionary nonsense, they've been getting especially bad about that recently.

Well that's one less reason for me to buy a PS4 now, not that I'm complaining about that though, this is great.
I also agree with everyone that it would be great if the HD collection made it's way to PC as well.

My first reason for getting a PS3 was for MGS4. Now I don't even have to bat an eye for Ps4. Ty Kojima!

NuclearKangaroo:

Ultratwinkie:
I hope They put the legacy titles on steam too. Old games are basically free money. Steam needs more legacy titles.

I'd even accept GOG. Too many PC games from the pre-digital era are being lost to time because they don't want to sell on digital distribution, and it'd be nice to not go to ebay to get them on an outdated form of media.

hell the HD collection already exists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_HD_Collection

porting this and then slaping in MGS1 on top (which was released on PC) would be a complete no brainer and im 100% konami would make a ton of money out of it, i know i would fucking buy it day one

playing MGS3: Subsistence again would be so amazing

You mean, basically porting this thing?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid:_The_Legacy_Collection
Would also contain MGS1 and MGS4...

Madame_Lawliet:

IanDavis:

After a decade, Solid Snake returns to the PC.

I was about to mouth off about this statement, but even though Big Boss is MGSV's main protagonist it is actually very likely that Solid Snake may infact be in The Phantom Pain in some context (EG: why David Hayter isn't playing BB theoretically) so that could turn out to be technically accurate.

OT: This is great news! Having the PC market in there in addition to both console generations will both help expand the audience, and give PC gamers a chance to see why hardcore fans like me obsess about this series so much.

I just hope the PC crowd doesn't get all dickish and elitist about them having " the only real version," or some other exclusionary nonsense, they've been getting especially bad about that recently.

Way too late about the PC gamers being dickish part, there's already another article on PC gamer salivating it as some sort of victory over consoles and publishers, basically anyone not having anything on PC.

Seeing the comments section in there is akin to being on IGN, it's filled with nothing but big ego's and massive hatred for consoles, and it fits the bill with Dualshockers article on the platform wars and fanboyism being tribal in general.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/14/pc-gamers-have-to-fight-for-pc-gaming-and-metal-gear-solid-v-is-a-big-win/

It's good that both titles are going to PC but I don't feel the ened to stroke my ego about it nor rub it in gamers not of the PC realm, it doesn't do anyone any good doing that kind of petty crap and only pisses people off in general.

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that?

Yes, because it's one of the best stealth franchises out there?

I think PC version will fail: console crowd will buy it on consoles, PC crowd will not care at all. All hail exclusives!

The reason Japanese publishers are releasing games on PC is because PC versions of popular console exclusives tend to sell well. Frankly, I was glad that the PC got Dark Souls and Metal Gear Rising, and now I'm glad it's getting a major MGS installment. Who complains about getting more games on your platform?

fight me in space:
Big Boss nude mods incoming.

Hopefully, it'll be less disappointing than the Deus Ex JC Denton Nude Patch.

RA92:

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that?

Yes, because it's one of the best stealth franchises out there?

Where from would I know that? Or should I believe exalted screams? I prefer not to. And what if this game is Sacred 3 of its franchise? No, thank you, sir, I'll pass this one.

Rastrelly:

RA92:

Rastrelly:
So what, should we all be happy for that?

Yes, because it's one of the best stealth franchises out there?

Where from would I know that? Or should I believe exalted screams?

Now you are being wilfully silly, but I'll humor you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_%28series%29#Reception_and_legacy

And what if this game is Sacred 3 of its franchise?

Who's asking you to buy it without checking the reviews?

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