PC gamers rejoice: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release on PC the same day as on console.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's PC release date has been moved forward to match the console release. Originally anticipated for September 15, The Phantom Pain will now be available on PC as of September 1, releasing alongside the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 versions of the title.
A post on Konami's blog reads "After listening to feedback from the PC community, the development team worked incredibly hard to push the game's release date forward so as to coincide with the console release date, meaning no more waiting for PC fans!"
"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 Tomotada Tashiro, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V., in a press release. "Now PC users will be able to explore the vibrant and beautifully-realised locations and set-pieces that elevate Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain beyond all other action titles. We feel confident that Steam users will be satisfied with the contents we will provide for the Steam version."
Pre-orders through Steam will include a free copy of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, and all Steam customers will receive a collector's video in addition to DLC in the form of a 'Venom Snake' emblem and Mother Base Staff.
As a result of the updated timing, Metal Gear Online, The Phantom Pain's competitive online multiplayer mode, will not go live until October 6 for consoles and January 2016 for PC.