Kojima wants a PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima says releasing the game on PC is "something that I would like to do."

Right now, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is confirmed only for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. But series creator Hideo Kojima would like to see the game come to the PC as well, he told GameSpot in a new one-on-one interview in Japan.

"PC, that's my original background. I originally created PC games," Kojima said. "A long time ago I didn't want to rely on platforms to release games, so if people want it, I cannot make a formal announcement, but that is definitely something that I would like to do."

Predecessor Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots did not come to the PC, though the 2013 spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance did, albeit 11 months after the game was originally released on consoles. The Phantom Pain prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which launches March 18, is not announced for the PC.

For more Metal Gear Solid coverage, check out GameSpot's feature rounding up the story so far.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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DjTIEST0
DjTIEST0

the first  MGS was on the  PC so why not 

and looks like japs are happy with the pc as we are looking at many of them releasing on steam 

at4nostalgia
at4nostalgia

Please Kojima, make it to pc, i have always been a fan of mgs series !

amv12
amv12

I hope this becomes a reality. This is one of the few game series I haven't played but want to get into; yet don't want to fork out for a playstation for.



visualmercanary
visualmercanary

I remember when MGS V: Ground zeros was first announced, that it was stated that this game was going to be on PC, that the game was built for PC running on a PC engine close to the cryengine, There where even pre orders for the PC version at the time, So this is a crock of BS. Dev's either can't think or didn't stop to think of an issue that is caused by console to pc porting, if a game is going to release to pc, it needs to be done on pc first because the pc has the ability to adjust graphic levels, meaning you can now port the game to console by adjusting the graphics to what the system can handle with a few added tweaks. The next gen consoles use pc architecture so wtf?

santinegrete
santinegrete

OK, but who really has that call, Mr Kojima?

FaeLKuN
FaeLKuN

Pleeeease Mr. Kojima T___T

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

PC Version sounds good, but i hoep it will be better then the MGRR port, which is not bad but also not that good, just like the game :-)

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

I just hope they don't cap framerates or resolutions, I mean screw 1080p.

Eldeorn
Eldeorn

It's kinda funny how many japanese devs keep saying "id love to do this or that". It sounds like they need to ask for permission to do anything, even if they are the actual bosses. Or, their polite nature doesn't allow them to just skip the whole "i must promise something, even if it's not a promise".

Dont get me wrong, I love his games, and have nothing against japanese devs. They do this alot tho, and it's freaking annoying with the "we now annnounce that we will announce a promise sometime later this year". Sony does it. SE does it, Hideo does it, and pretty much the whole other lot. does it.

ksbwings
ksbwings

Go for it.......Release the PC ver. 

It is really impressive thought that game releases should NOT be limited to specific platform.  Game releases should be made for All platform no matter what, in order to increase the popularity of the game. 

MICHAELKNIGHT2K
MICHAELKNIGHT2K

The MGS series is one of the best video game franchises of all time and I am a very picky sonava-gun pal. Of course we want a pc version of this. 

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

OMG!!!!

it's best News ever of MGS 5 be on PC!

I hope All upcoming MGS be on Next-Gen Consoles and PC

Am Really Love and so excited to See MGS 5 and Future MGS in 4K Resolution!!!

Herrick
Herrick

Herrick also wants a PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

crognalsen
crognalsen

It seems like a few Japanese developers are releasing ports of their games on steam in the West.  PC may not be big in Japan, but it's fairly big here and it's the easiest platform to port to IMO because you don't need a special dev kit.  You can program and run the game on the same PC to see if it your code is working.  A lot of the Resident Evil games are on Steam already.  The sad thing is these games probably won't see a release in Japan on PC?

chechak7
chechak7

PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain &   Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots that's will be awesome 1080p   :D

Creed02
Creed02

I think they will release msg gz & pp combined pc version

RogerioFM
RogerioFM

I'm not even sure I'll get it for the console. Let alone a PC port. I don't think it's fair to pay for such a pricey demo, even if it's the best ever made

Leon8524
Leon8524

As a huge MGS fan and a PC gamer, I would be sooo happy if they released it on PC.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

do it, and release ground zeroes at the same time. that would be beast.

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

Man, where can I get the soundtrack to the MGS video up above?

billzihang
billzihang

You'll need a petition like the GTA 5 one. Though the difference is I'm sure Kojima will listen to it-- unlike the complete fucktards at Rockstar (I suppose they're too busy swimming in money).

futureops
futureops

Finally PC comes in his head.

archav3n
archav3n

Can anyone withstand the sheer power of Steam? 65M users and counting? Can M$ not stand that crowd till they are now doing a U-Turn to PC?

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

Kojima never stops talking out of his ass does he? "AAA games are dying", "This game is to long" (*cough*Skyrim*cough) "Consoles are dying". I swear this guy just likes talking about shit he doesn't even know about.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

MGS  1-5 collection with HD remakes of 1-4. If they did this and put it on STEAM and included MGS 5 into the collection, it would kick arse and sell heaps.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Hmm, it would be the second MGS game I have purchased since I got the first one on the NES years ago.

crazyface30
crazyface30

@visualmercanary They never announced or had pre orders for a PC version ever for MGSV (Facepalm) i watched the GDC 2013 video for it, they said it was running on a PC but playing in Xbox 360 arcitecture, of coure there would be a PC build they make the games on the PC designed for the consoles architecture and coding...

Eldeorn
Eldeorn

@lonesamurai1 If it's actually true 1080p it's usually ok enough for me.

On the other hand, any less than that is not really acceptable on PC. For example, I played CoD ghosts PC version recently for a few hours before I uninstalled it because of ugly graphics, and the game not being fun enough for me to live with that. Despite what settings and resolution I increased or reduced, the world still looked like 720p with only menus, fonts etc looking better. God knows what they did there, but it was grainy, upscaled and just shitty looking. (and no, its not my hardware or old drivers - all other games I have runs just fine and look alot better.. gtx 570 1.5gb vram, i7, 16gb ram).

Herrick
Herrick

@RogerioFM The Phantom Pain is supposed to be a huge game. I definitely wouldn't pay the full price for Ground Zeroes though.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

@billzihang I think you'll find GTA V is already in the works, that's why.

mack10
mack10

@Bazongaman502  And you're qualified to discredit him? He's probably seen evidence of it.  What YOU'RE doing is called talking out of your ass.  Not him.  He said AAA games are dying in Japan because of the increase in popularity of mobile games, he might be right, whose to say he isn't?  Who cares about Skyrim and its length?  And Consoles are probably dying the more affordable PC's become.  Steam is gonna give them a run for their money, anyway.

kevinvegda
kevinvegda

@nyran125tk  You can already play most of em on PC. Twin snakes(mgs1 remake) with a Gamecube emulator, mgs2 for PC, MGS3 with a PS2 emulator, and portable ops and peace walker on PSP emulator. The only one i haven't played is MGSIV. Hope they would bring that too pc too in addition to ground zeroes and The phantom pain.

Eldeorn
Eldeorn

@vicsrealms MGS4 is a masterpiece that shouldnt be missed if you own a PS3, IMO. It deserves the 10 rating it got. Also, the graphics and design is top notch, and by PS3 standards it has one of the best engines overall, with only a few other games that tops it while still maintaining good framerate. Cant deal with PS1 fidelity? Get MGS4. Also, you can actually play MGS1 (part of it) within MGS4 as a part of a dream sequence, with all the lovely pixels and low res stuff;)

fatee
fatee moderator moderator

@vicsrealms  You really need to play Metal Gear Solid for the PSX.

mobywv
mobywv

@fatee @vicsrealms  Would it still hold up today?  I only played the first two Metal Gear games on the NES.

Herrick
Herrick

@RogerioFM @HerrickIt would be cool if they eventually release a PC version with both games. I'd Buy That For A Dollar.