Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Release Date: After the a simple “MGS5: Ground Zeroes” registration page disclaimer leak three months ago of a possible release date, it seems like gamers are near to knowing the official release date as Hideo Kojima has revealed the map size for The Phantom Pain, and it is definitely huge. Check it out in the screenshot below.
Hideo Kojima personally revealed this map on a livestream of Kojima Show dedicated to The Phantom Pain. The game was already confirmed to have a huge map, and this image definitely proves it. You can also see how it compares to the other Metal Gear Solid maps in the series.
Kojima further elaborated the difference to the smaller Ground Zeroes MGS title, referring to The Phantom Pain as being “more than 200x bigger,” which explains the longer game development period.
“The Phantom Pain has enormous volume, so it will require much more time. So, together with the marketing staff, we consulted ‘what ifs’ and such, and came to the decision of allowing fans to at least play the prologue ahead of time.”
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be the epilogue to Ground Zeroes. It is an open world Metal Gear Solid game for the first time in the series. This new entry in the series will mark the return of Big Boss and also feature the voice of Kiefer Sutherland as Big Boss.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to release on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One next year. No release date has been given yet.
Konami has kept mum on the official “Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain” release date but they admitted that it won’t be anytime soon.
“As far as the game itself goes, The Phantom Pain will take place in an immense open world map, while Ground Zeroes takes place in a smaller open world,” series creator, Hideo Kojima explained. “It would’ve actually been better to release it all at once, but by the way things are going, it appears likely that Phantom Pain will be coming out around the time the Playstation 4 becomes more spread out.”
Stay tuned as this might be announced in the upcoming E3.