Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releasing worldwide in September
Yesterday it was announced that a big announcement for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be happening 9am 4 March ET (1am 5 March AEDT).
Thanks to a video posted by IGN Italy (now taken down) and spotted by NeoGAF, it appears that the announcement is the release date.
Apparently, Director Hideo Kojima appeared in the video and, through a translator, announced 1 September as the worldwide release date for the title. Kojima also said that the team are putting the finishing touches on The Phantom Pain, so the 1 September date is likely to be accurate.
According to Polygon, in the 7-minute video Kojima calls Snake “nothing more than an extension of the player.” Kojima explains that the team “made a very conscious effort this time to bring Snake closer to the player’s perspective.” Elaborating on this, he said that Snake would be more of a silent protagonist and that it would be “the characters around him who will expand the story.”
Kojima also describes this as the last Metal Gear in his opinion, regardless of whether the series continues after The Phantom Pain. He said he considersthe Metal Gear titles he’s created as being a singular saga. “With Metal Gear Solid V, I’m finally closing the loop on that saga” he said.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It looks set to be released 1 September 2015, but until we get official confirmation we can’t say or sure.
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