Metal Gear Solid 5 Confirmed On PC, And Why PC Gamers Should Be Excited.

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By Erwin Murillo – 13th August 2014
Metal Gear Solid 5 Confirmed On PC, And Why PC Gamers Should Be Excited.

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“Kept you waiting, huh?” says Big Boss wryly during the opening scene of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, the controversy-laden prologue to the much anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Well, gamers still have to be patient in regards to the proper release of the full MGS5 experience, however, they now have PC gamers to share the phantom pain (I’m so sorry) of playing the waiting game with.

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According to an apparently leaked announcement on Konami Europe’s website (https://uk.games.konami-europe.com/posts/METAL-GEAR-SOLID-V-THE-PHANTOM-PAIN-and-GROUND-ZEROES-Coming-to-Steamlink is broken, presumably due to the unintentional nature of the announcement), both Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are expected to release on PC through Steam.

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This proposition is exciting news for PC gamers worldwide as the only PC releases of Metal Gear Solid titles have been limited to the original Metal Gear Solid and its sequel, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. There was a PC port of the well-received Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (which is not, and never will be, a real word) released in January of this year, but most MGS fans don’t consider it to be a bona fide Metal Gear Solid game. With that said, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain would be the first MGS games to release on Steam.

In the past, aside from the Gamecube remake of MGS1 as The Twin Snakes and the Xbox port of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, the majority of Metal Gear Solid games have typically released on PlayStation consoles. However, the release of the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection on both PS3 and Xbox 360 remedied that. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, being the newest entry into the series, released back in March for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Its follow-up was expected to release on the same systems, until now.

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Above: Behold the glorious world of PC gaming.

Many gamers are migrating over to PC for gaming purposes, and enjoying the benefits that come with the switch. Still, there are certain games members of the “PC master race” simply cannot play due to the fact that they were or are not available on the platform (i.e. Red Dead Redemption, Infamous: Second Son, The Last of Us: Remastered, and the upcoming Halo: Master Chief Collection/Halo 5: Guardians to name a few). With previously high-profile, console-centric games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 coming soon to PC, the notion that another AAA franchise is going to be available on the platform is a very exciting news, and a good reason to keep waiting indeed.

What are your thoughts on MGS5 coming to PC, or on previously console-exclusive games releasing on PC in general? Let us know in the comments section below!

  • Khandaker Shayel

    This is definitely great news and it debunks any theory of pc gaming dying and how all devs will stop making pc games.

    • Erwin Murillo

      Yeah, I think that theory has run its course. PC is definitely at the top of its game right now. With MGS5, Ryse, Dead Rising 3, and GTAV coming to the platform, PC gamers have a lot to be excited for.

  • Classic Gaming

    there not even going to play it they will just mod it and brag about there framerates. playing mgs with a keyboard is a no no.

  • Sun Streaker

    All I expect from the PC version is PC gamers bragging as usual about frame rate, Resolution, graphics and the like while trying to rub it into console gamers faces, I see those type of people as unworthy of being considered a port for if all they’re going to do is use it to make other people feel unpleasant about their buying preferences/platform prefs.

    I don’t really get the last part though since it seems illogical because yes consoles need exclusives just as much as PC does and yes if they are developed by a studio owned by MS, Nintendo or Sony then they have the right to have it exclusive to what they want, if you don’t like it you don’t buy it, it’s that simple, trying to change everything to suit your needs of mere luxury items in turn harms others decisions and outlooks on those luxuries yet some people fail to realize how that affects others.