Metal Gear Solid 5 PC Versions Revealed at Gamescom

PC versions of Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain revealed ahead of live-stream.

[UPDATE] During the Metal Gear Solid V livestream today, Hideo Kojima confirmed that Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are indeed coming to PC. While official launch-dates were not announced, Kojima said Ground Zeroes will be released on PC first, followed by The Phantom Pain.

The original story is below.

Ahead of the 60-minute Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain event today at Gamescom, it has been revealed that PC versions of the Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are in the works. The leak comes from the official Konami website, which says both games are coming to Steam.

Whoops!

The live-stream begins at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM PDT, which is now just minutes away. You can watch the entire presentation here. Check back later for more news from the event.

In March, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima suggested that a PC announcement was on the way.

"PC, that's my original background. I originally created PC games," Kojima said at the time. "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.

Ground Zeroes is already available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Phantom Pain is also confirmed for those platforms, though Konami has not announced a release date for the game yet.

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CaptainKrunch10
CaptainKrunch10

Yeah!!! Now please make the guns of the patriots port and we will forever love you Mr Kojima.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

First Grand Theft Auto V and now this ... Definitely calls for a major rig upgrade !!!

Hurvl
Hurvl

Yay, now we PC gamers also get to play through the "glorified" demo (as the haters call it) and the full game.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Sounds good!  Though having a PS4 I'll likely just buy it for that, instead of waiting for the PC release.  We'll see though... I'm a pretty big sucker for the double dip when it comes to some of my favourite games.

ishsgames
ishsgames

Awesome!  Gamers will have the chance to run the Fox engine at its best :). Hopefully the specs aren't ridiculous so even those without high end PC's can play it :). 

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Oh my GOD. So Mr. Kojima was really serious when he said "He would like to see MGS 5 on PC". What can i say more when he has made my wish come true.
Arigatou Gozaimas-u Kojima san and to all the members of Konami.

mechag2
mechag2

Kick ass. Now we just need to convince Microsoft and Nam-dai to release Halo:TMCC and AC:Infinity on Steam.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Also I think originally Kojima started coding for the PC ! People who know his first game SNATCHER which desperately needs a Steam retro release as well, they will know that his first games were on the japanese PC Engine which duh was a PC. Besides MGS 1-2 were released on the PC as well its just that they gained way more popularity on consoles, same as with Halo 1-2 and Gears of War 1.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Thanks Kojima :D also thanks Platinum for doing an excellent job with the Steam version of MGRR <3 So happy to finally have MGS back on the PC. I played the original MGS and MGS2 on the PC way back back during WIn98 and WinXP days and they were fantastic on the PC. The original MGS is even superior to the Playstation version as it has a higher resolution but can only be played nowadays on a Win98 vintage PC. Too bad MGS3-4 never saw the light of the PC as those are masterpieces in their own right but hey at least lets hope that MGS5 will deliver in spades on the PC.

prime_l
prime_l

Still a little annoyed Konami charged £25 for a single mission but this makes up for it.

wexorian
wexorian

As if PC hater of voices suddenly cried out in terror

lilflipp
lilflipp

Thank god. Bought the PS3 on release date for MGS4 specifically. Played less than 10 games on it during all the years. Used the PS3 for the Blu-Ray more than I did for gaming.

I decided not to do the same mistake and avoid consoles and just not play the exclusives. Games should be multi plat.


Exclusives are basically this: I know my console doesn't bring anything unique, so I'm going to use this marketing trick to grab consumers by the balls and gain leverage on them. You should buy a console for the platform itself and whatever speciality it provides.

The only ones that actually try to do something different is Nintendo.


PC/WiiU/3DS

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

Lol kojima as you lost ground on console world so it is better to port your games on PC as PC beggars deserve for it you were great till 6th generation now your games are full load of crap. Bye bye.

TEFUKAM
TEFUKAM

Werry good news i will buy this probably for PC but i will still buy PS4 because of Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne =)

DefconRave
DefconRave

Great news, loved MGS 3 on ps2, only flaw was the clunky camera and aiming with the controller. Def gonna pick up the 2 games when they come out.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I am quite pleased with this. PC/WiiU has been the correct way to go this generation. I look forward to the first mod I get for the game, which will be tactical clothes for Quiet. Followed shortly by the camo combat thong for Big Boss. 

digishah
digishah

Thats just great, another awesome game that I can't play until 2015....

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

it's looks like that it's much more worthy to buy ps1,ps2,gamecube and original xbox than buying ps4 and xbox1.

oldtobie
oldtobie

Never played a MGS game before.  Could I pick this up and enjoy it without reading synopses or playing the predecessors?

Fabian85
Fabian85

Past year have bought 230 steam titles and would just like to thank other pc gamers that are buying games. Cudos to you for this and other releases. Thank you for not supporting the console exclusive bs otherwise we would all eventually be gaming with low visuals and poor 30fps.

digitaldeaddog
digitaldeaddog

@lilflipp You rant about exclusives and then pick the worst of the three offenders. Way to flip your argument on it's head. 


They even helped, if not, paved the way, for console exclusives. They practically invented it.

Not hatin, just sayin.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@3dmatrixgamer Agree totally. This is stupid and pathetic from Kojima's part.

Of course those hermits are hugging Kojima's balls at the moment.

"Please give us this game and that game blaalblballbll"

Those beggars disgust me. Makes me think this site is full of virgins whose real life heroics

consists of stealing torrents and gaming with emulators xDDDD

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

@3dmatrixgamer  Kojima will personally read this message as your concerns are the utmost importance to him.

marvel456
marvel456

@oldtobie Play it in release order

Metal gear

Metal gear 2: Solid snake

Metal gear solid

Metal gear solid 2

Metal gear solid 3

Metal gear solid Portable Ops 

Metal gear solid 4

Metal gear solid Peace walker

Metal gear solid: Ground zeroes

Metal gear solid: Phantom pain


If you have a ps3 then i advise you to get the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, it has all the games except portable ops(which i think is sorta ok to skip). It doesn't have ground zeroes too.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

@oldtobie you need to play the other games first or else you are not going to understand anything, the plot itself is very hard to follow even if you played all the games :P

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

@oldtobie the storyline of MGS is in this order:

  • 1964 – MGS 3
  • 1970 – Portable Ops
  • 1974 – Peace Walker
  • 1974/75 – MGS 5 (prologue)
  • 1984 – MGS 5
  • 1995 – MetalGear
  • 1999 – Solid Snake
  • 2005 –  MGS 1
  • 2007/09 – MGS 2
  • 2014 – MGS 4
  • 2018 – Metal Gear Rising                   
so I suggest you to at first play the 3rd one.

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

@Fabian85

Visuals aren't everything. Besides 30fps is fine for most games that aren't fighters and racing.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@Fabian85 Buying games??!!

You mean downloading illegally?

Now let's make a petition for devs to release every frigging game to us pc gaymers.


Thank you mr Kojima

Up yours mr Kojima

Can I give you purple nurple mr Kojima


I'm stoked like a teenage girl hihihi.....

lilflipp
lilflipp

@digitaldeaddog @lilflipp Like I said the WiiU is actually different. The others are basically bad PCs.


Nintendo is actually the only one of them that is purely a gaming company unlike the other ones. Nintendo made gaming. They're pioneers of the industry. That's what they do. They make video games.

Nintendo's biggest "mistake" was avoiding online multiplayer because they wanted to try and bring that old school experience of just playing on the couch next to your friends. That's actually an honest mistake, unlike bullshit DRMs and not being able to share games.


They created Mario. They didn't just throw money at a 3rd party company to buy exclusive rights.

I'm not against a company having mascots. Like Sega and Sonic. Nintendo and Mario and Zelda. Even if Mario wasn't exclusive, Nintendo would still be banking on the Mario games being sold on Xbox/PS


What is bullshit is things like Tomb Raider being available on multiple platforms, and then having a sequel being made a timed exclusive. In this case it's bullshit but I think timed exclusives are acceptable, it's fine.


I think it's sad that so many people haven't played games like Red Dead Redemption because of it being an exclusive.


Btw: This isn't a rant. Another over utilized and misused term, just like "haters".

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

@hermitkiller 

cool down dude it is kojimas charity for PC beggars while console players will always have a fresh new AAA ips like PT which he shown us at Gamescom. 

steaminpotatoes
steaminpotatoes

Yeah all them console hermits make me laugh , every PC announcement they cry like the little emo virgins as they dwell in their moms basement because they can't afford a PC or Rent , these mayonnaise sandwich munching chavs need to get a life rather than spending all the governments money on weed and cod.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@terrariafan247 @Fabian85  No its not but 30 fps is a serious step down! You like to game on mobile? No? Because its a step down from console gaming just like pc/console.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@hermitkiller @Fabian85 Have a look at my steam username blueesky two es. I only pirate and emulate console games would never do that with a pc game because its the platform I prefer. Yeah well pc gamers dont have no evil corporation like microsoft or sony to hire developers and buying studios to make games/exclusive content just for them. Seen you write stupid replies on almost every comment, get something else than game exclusives to be proud of you are so sad.

prime_l
prime_l

@3dmatrixgamer You do realise that P.T. was simply an interactive trailer for a new Silent Hill game, right?

...Which will probably come to PC too. Also, PC has more original IP's than any other platform so that's pretty much a fail with every sentence.