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Metal Gear Online is Officially Delayed, The Phantom Pain Launches for PC on September 1

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Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Online, the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has been delayed.

The online component will now be made available on October 6th for consoles, and January of next year for PC users.

Some good news comes from this delay, however, as the PC version had its release date moved up to September 1st, the same day as the console release. If you pre-order the game on Steam, you’ll also get Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, entirely for free.

PC users who pre-order will also get bonus content in the form of a collector’s video (showing off behind the scenes footage) and a documentary, as well as a ‘Venom Snake’ emblem and Mother Base Staff DLC. This makes the Steam version of the game a excellent choice for big Metal Gear fans.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches for PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 1st.

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11 comments
  1. Cy
    Cy
    August 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Never cared about MGO, but with this and all the recent stuff about Konami I’m starting to get worried about MGSV.

  2. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    August 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    So MGSO’s gonna be dead on arrival? Same thing happened with DOA5 on PC.

  3. Vampok
    Vampok
    August 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Cool. I just played Ground Zeroes (my first MGS game), and I might actually get this (the main game that is; I don’t care about online). Going to wait until after launch of course (not worth the risk to preorder it).

  4. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    August 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Well now it applies to both consoles and PC so it’s more like GTA Online.

  5. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    August 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Still GTA is way larger than MGS in terms of sales, so while I hope it’s not dead on arrival (hopefully the game can maintain enough momentum to carry it through), a Splatoon approach might help.

  6. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    August 3, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    The PS3 MGO was the most laggy game I’ve ever played, I have no confidence in Konami on this score.

  7. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    August 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    MGS probably still has a big enough fanbase to wait a little over a month for Online and the campaign is what’s most people are coming for. My worries are more with the longevity and how long Konami will keep up the servers.

  8. sunny
    sunny
    August 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    The engine was mostly for Current-gen
    Be happy they’re still making the game for last gen others just scrapped developing for last gen since it can’t keep up

  9. Anon630
    Anon630
    August 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    So how long will the servers for it run then? Especially given Konami’s recent flakey nature, I’ll be pleasantly surprised if you get a year of MGO.

  10. Lolli ♫ Pop
    Lolli ♫ Pop
    August 3, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    > If you pre-order the game on Steam, you’ll also get Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, entirely for free
    Wait, so this means the Phantom Pain does *not* include Ground Zeroes? What?

  11. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    August 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Ordinarily I’d be excited for the release moving up, but amidst all the drama I can’t help but wonder if the game’s not ACTUALLY ready to launch on PC and Konami cut the devs out of two weeks of dev time for PR points. Or they’re worried the game won’t do well and want to get as many preorders as they can before people find out it’s hot garbage.
    For the record, I want the PC version to be good, as well as the game itself. Just playing a mighty cynical devil’s advocate.