Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might not come out until December 2015

The release of Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain depends on its "development stage."

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could not see the light of day until as late as December 2015, according to a Konami investment call attended by industry analyst David Gibson.

"MGS5 could be released in FY3/2015 or FY3/2016 depending on the development stage," said Gibson on Twitter after Konami announced its latest financial results. That puts the game in pretty massive potential release window, ranging from the lucrative October to December period in 2014 or 2015 when mapped out from Konami's financial year and placed into the real calendar.

Gibson also said that Konami admitted to investors that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is also a short game, after it was revealed earlier this week that players could complete the main story path in under two hours.

As part of its latest financial report released today, Konami revealed that it made 5 billion yen ($49m/£30m) of profit for the nine months ending December 31, 2014, a 42 percent drop year-on-year.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released on March 18, at least.

Discussion

170 comments
a_2starr
a_2starr

That guy on the horse is ocelot... Snakes long time friend/enemy through all the games.

DELUKARD
DELUKARD

They probably saw how GTA5 uses open endness ans felt treatened by it and went back to the drawing board.

Even kojima admired gta5.

Now, i have played every single MG and mgs4 was a failure in gameplay.

.-The octocamo was a way to HIDE the stupid AI this game had.

.-The convoluted story , kojima was practically fixing the story errors he made on MGS2.

MGS for the psx was the pinnacle of this series and that was because of the real time fmv's  and the superb Voice acting.


If you remove the cinemas from mgs4 you can finish that game really fast, EVEN JUST RUNNING from the start try it and you'll see.

I think that prequel "demo" was a way to feel us gamers and see if we'll pay 60us for a game that can be finished in 4 hrs , they saw that we woudn't.

Now they are "punishing us" for expresing our opinion by relesing the "game" in 2005.

Talk about delusions of grandeur 

jigalooo
jigalooo

Hopefully there is a good amount of side missions to do. If its just the main quest that is 2 hours, but have multiple hours of side missions and exploring, then it could turn out well. Games like Skyrim have a main quest thats only a couple hours, but it doesnt matter since there is so many other quests to do. Im not expecting that much from GZ, but for $30 it needs to be more than just the 2 hours.

88Metallica
88Metallica

So let's put out the pre-quel nearly two years before the actual game... *sigh*

calvinsora
calvinsora

I hope that only gives them time to polish the game. Haven't been disappointed by a main-series MGS game so far, won't be losing hope any time soon. Also gives me a reasonable time to go through the games again, at least in part, to refresh my memory regarding the story.

brunod_f
brunod_f

Oh man, December 2015.....  This better be good cause it will be 7 years in development after MGSIV. No MGS game ever took that long to be developed, or any other game, from what i know

phantompain888
phantompain888

i just cant understand why my fav franchise is going stupid....

i mean i dont care if it even release in december 2015 BUT why teasing and showing the game so early....

this even beats rockstar...........but i admit in the end gta v is a masterpiece

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

there probably just saying this so people will get MGS GZ

scaperat1
scaperat1

I'm a little hesitant, but Kojima hasn't failed me yet. I've enjoyed all the MGS games so far. Plus this is my chance to show the game companies that some gamers prefer physical copies and are willing to pay an extra $10 for one. Complaining about length seems silly to me. Especially when some $60 games can be completed in 4-6 hours. If your that big a cheapskate, then wait for PSN or LIVE to do a flash sale and get the game for less than $10.


Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

Why didn't they just do phantom pain first and release ground zeroes as a dlc....

pidow
pidow

I will get it when price drops or maybe sooner, have not decided yet.

arsy130
arsy130

gound zeroes = tanker mission. terrible. will wait for $19.99 price tag.

keenj41
keenj41

I hope they introduce the new multiplayer with Ground Zeroes. Probably not since nothing has been said about it. It would be awesome to have maps like Battlefield size where you can infiltrate with a squad and use vehicles. 

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

rather they do it properly than rush it out.

steelmouth
steelmouth

damn, thats pretty far, so i guess they need a fully year develop an hour of gameplay if they goner finish it ogg in 2016

Uncle_Rell
Uncle_Rell

Take your time Konami no need to rush.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

December 2015 huh? That's like 2 months away from me turning 29. All I ask is that they TAKE THEIR TIME polishing EVERYTHING (story, graphics, controls, combat, stealth, A.I., physics, lighting, textures, animations, voice acting, dialogue, characters, MUSIC etc etc)

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

So now its delayed... more hype to this demo shit

Creed02
Creed02

Its worth to wait but if they delay too much then chances are people might loose interest

lilj2626
lilj2626

once agin stupid Konami gon b 1 hit wonders due to Nun else cumin but 2 games Obviously Contra Collection or Konami games Collection is NOPLACE to eva exist dam shame so i wonder wat the Financial Report say???

lilj2626
lilj2626

ok wel dey talkn bout Phantom Pain where da trailer for Ground 0???No gameplay fa dat???

berserker66666
berserker66666

SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEEE. Well at least it's worth the wait.

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

As Shigeru Miyamoto said: “A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.” Must be why Nintendo has such quality 1st party games.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

wow big bumer for me I kinda hope this would be released n this summer :(

NTM23
NTM23

People hear the story of its two hours, and yes, you can complete the game even quicker, but it's supposed to have a really interesting ending, and a lot of replay value. I'd say just because it doesn't take long to complete the story, it doesn't mean you won't want to jump back in and have fun experimenting with other ways to beat it, or simply just to beat it again to see the story again. I feel like a lot of people on this only see the news that was readable on here or other sites, and take that as it is without thinking much about what it will be like in the end.

somberfox
somberfox

Well that means there's no point to playing Ground Zeroes this year unless you have fantastic memory to retain the plot.

hadlee73
hadlee73

I don't think Kojima has ever worked on something of this non-linear scope before. The predicted release date doesn't surprise me.

divinejester
divinejester

Yea MG is taking a hit, first the 2 hour demo and now this game won't come out for 2 years. Last Guardian probably comes out sooner at this rate.

Kaljinyu
Kaljinyu

I blame Keifer's schedule, what with 24 returning to Fox.

ConanTheStoner
ConanTheStoner

@DELUKARD  


Not sure if you've played these games man.  I'll agree with one thing and that's that MGS4 sucks.  But aside from that..


1.  Both MGS and MGS4 use real time cutscenes (no such thing as real time fmv, since fmv is pre-recorded video lol).  But anyways, you're trying to act like MGS1 does it better when they both do the same damn thing.


2.  Yeah, MGS4 is short without cutscenes.  MGS1 is even shorter!  Like way shorter... like less than half of MGS4 shorter.


Also I think you meant to say 2015, not 2005... and somehow I doubt you understand what "delusions of grandeur" means.

ketsuhige
ketsuhige

@DELUKARD  doesn't sound like you know what "Delusion of Grandeur" means, otherwise you wouldn't have used it the way you did. 

Raphy_Turtle
Raphy_Turtle

@phantompain888 But GTA V did not show a massive gameplay footage 3 years before release window.
It's obvious there are gaping holes in Phantom Pain which requires a lot of work. But I can't get passed how annoyed I am that they release a demo/prequel game instead of the real thing with promise of the full game so long after. Clearly this is so they can satisfy investors by having some revenue from a Metal Gear franchise in 2014. But why oh why would they have wasted time making two titles instead of just focusing all efforts on the real thing!?!

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

@arsy130 duuuuuuuude tanker was awesome!!! used to play it a lot, and when I reach the plant part i just turn it off xD

Uncle_Rell
Uncle_Rell

Then you'll be the first to post on FB "MGS is the best ever!!"

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

@PSYCHOV3N0M  

Good luck with the voice acting bit. The voice actor for Ocelot in the gameplay trailer was fucking atrocious.

masato_indou
masato_indou

@Creed02 : Sorta reminds me of Duke Nukem Forever... hope nothing like that ever happens again.. still it would be better to get gold later than get a piece of crap now i suppose :)

jecomans
jecomans

@Mandrew257  How many exceptions too that 'rule' do you think we could come up with? I can think of a whole bunch off the top of my head...

hystavito
hystavito

@NTM23  I can stretch a game out like crazy trying different approaches, seeing how the AI will respond, etc.  That's what I did with games like Deus Ex, Dishonored.


The thing that ruins that for me though is a checkpoint save system.  Often there are very short things I want to try, like how will this one guard react if I do this or that.  Those are things that I would not be willing to do when I have to replay entire sections.

NTM23
NTM23

@somberfox  Who doesn't have memory to retain plot? If you're saying you don't, then that's too bad.

DELUKARD
DELUKARD

@ketsuhige @DELUKARD 

i know what it means.

It's you that doesn't know how it applies here.

I wouldn't even bother to explain it to you.


el_swanno
el_swanno

With Duke Nukem Forever you got the "best" of both: a piece of crap delivered late. Very very late...