Konami has announced it will release the PC edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain alongside the console iterations on Sept. 1. Pre-orders are available now via Steam, which will include a copy of its illustrious prologue , Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes absolutely free.
Originally scheduled to launch on Sept. 15, Konami has responded to calls from PC users and worked toward an earlier release date. The PC edition will now be available for pre-order via Steam alongside the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions. Fans who pre-order their PC copies of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain via Steam will also receive a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. All Steam customers will receive a collector’s video which reveals behind the scenes footage and a unique documentary, in addition to DLC in the form of a ‘Venom Snake’ emblem and Mother Base Staff.
“We initially did not think it would be possible to get such an epic game out onto PC in time for launch alongside its console counterparts, but all involved have worked diligently to meet the demands of our PC consumers,” commented Tomotada Tashiro, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “Now PC users will be able to explore the vibrant and beautifully-realized locations and set-pieces that elevate Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain beyond all other action titles. We feel confident that Steam users will be satisfied with the contents we will provide for the Steam version.”