Metal Gear Solid 5 Playable Publicly for First Time at Gamescom 2015

PES 2016 will also be playable at the big-time European gaming event next month.

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Konami on Monday announced its plans for Europe's big gaming convention, Gamescom, confirming that it will bring Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 to the show. What's particularly noteworthy here is that this will be the first time both games are playable to the public.

In a statement, Konami general manager Martin Schneider said Gamescom represents the "most important consumer exhibition in the world." Unlike E3, Gamescom is open to the public.

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Gamescom is absolutely massive. Last year, more than 335,000 people attended the show. This year's event is scheduled for August 5-9 in Cologne, Germany.

The Phantom Pain release date is set for September 1, while PES 2016 is slated for September 17. Both games will be playable at Konami's booth on the show floor, while additional plans for the event will be announced later, the publisher said.

There is some amount of controversy surrounding The Phantom Pain. According to GameSpot's sources, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will leave Konami after the game ships. Just recently, a voice actor for the series claimed that the game's developer, Kojima Productions, had disbanded.

In other Gamescom news, Microsoft will hold its own briefing this year on August 4 where it will talk about Xbox One exclusives that were not shown at E3. Sony, on the other hand, will not hold a Gamescom briefing this year, instead choosing to make announcements at Paris Games Week in October.

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Today is the first of August this day next month will be so amazing to all Metal Gear fans ,one of the most beautiful days of are lives, are breakfast will taste better that any ones meal that they ever tasted.

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If this game doesn't get a 10.

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I feel like they botched marketing on this game. Eventually everyone knows everything there is to know about it and you exhaust the hype. Considering the game is releasing in less than two months everyone should be excited and talking about it, instead everyone is talking about everything else. I feel it'll hurt sales. Not that I care I just want my own copy but just odd how long they've been marketing this game for.

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how long has this game been in production? seems like forever.

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@00J: The previous game, Peace Walker, released in 2010 so 5 years at least

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why i can't see the top comments? or do likes on them?

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Demos of the games for all? or just people that go to convention ?

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I have a fealling that online multiplayer will be much less than it was intented to be because of this contraversy.

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@idosofacility: It's also entirely possible that it will get dragged down by typical microtransaction BS.

That being said, I will be happy if they deliver a solid single player, in terms of both story and gameplay. MP is nice, but it's secondary, and I have a feeling the team might not accomplish everything they want to, given the screwed up development process.

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@unreal849: Wasn't the original MGO buried in microtransactions anyway? it had a F2P business model (after the initial $17.99 purchase) before F2P was a think

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@Goron24: very true, I remember Op sniper players killing me as they knew the spawn points every time they killed me back in MGS4 online :(

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Every games journo worth anything should be pestering Konami about which cellar they have Kojima locked up in. The fact that Angry Joe was the only one ballsy enough to do so is a shame.

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@unreal849: gamespot don't have real game journo. ..except that one guy who made that great video about DLC and micro transactions ( I forgot his name)

gamespot is scared that they won't get access if they piss off Konami.

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@godofthe7dead: Danny O Dwyer is a proper investigating gamer dude, love that man

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@godofthe7dead: are you talking about the destiny video last week?

that was danny o dwyer

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@nicko1985: Danny is pretty much the only reason I come here.

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@Mantan911: Danny's "A year in the life of a gamer" videos used to be the highlight of the year.

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