At Gamescom 2014 in Cologne Germany, Hideo Kojima, the director, producer and writer of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has announced that the two titles will be coming to the PC via Steam.
Whilst Kojima officially announced the reveal on Konami’s Gamescom 2014 stream, the news itself was leaked on Konami’s European website. On the stream we got to see Punished Snake hiding in a new box, which had the Steam logo on it, revealing that the game will indeed be coming to PC. The box itself also emitted steam parodying Valve’s upcoming Steam Box (now called Steam Machines).
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes already released on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in March this year. It is a prelude to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, set 9 years before, which was also announced for consoles though no release date has been given. The games will be the first mainline Metal Gear Solid games on Steam, following the success of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – developed by Platinum Games. The original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty were also ported to PC.
Both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be running on the newly developed Fox engine, produced by Kojima Productions and Konami. The engine is design for the new generation of consoles as well as an easy method for porting across various platforms, including PC.
The games feature different gameplay mechanics from previous entries in the series, namely the larger and more open environments. It will retain many of the series iconic features such as the stealth mechanics, the CQC system, holding enemies up for information, recruiting enemies via the fulton system, and the complex story. Like the most recent instalments, it will follow legendary soldier Big Boss after the events on Peace Walker. The story will revolve around Big Boss’ (Punished Snake) demise from a world renowned hero into the villain, setting up the events for the original Metal Gear. It will be once again developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami, with Hideo Kojima taking the usual directing role.
There has been no release date announced for the PC versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. More information about the PC releases will be revealed at a later date.
The Steam store pages for the games have already opened:
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes: http://store.steampowered.com/app/311340/
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: http://store.steampowered.com/app/287700/
Source Article – Konami Europe Website
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