MGS5: The Phantom Pain’s release depends on PS4 install base – Kojima

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Metal Gear Solid 4 came out in 2008 and fans have been waiting some time for a true sequel to the game. It looks like they have to wait some more as the release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain actually depends on how well the PS4 is doing–pretty well I might add–and this gives us a release year of 2015 or 16.

Fans can already play a prologue called Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes which gives a glimpse of what to expect from the main game, and also showcases the new gameplay mechanics.

Here’s what he told Famitsu:

 “The main game –The Phantom Pain – is extremely massive and is still going to take a while. I discussed the situation with the marketing team and after much deliberation decided at least to let people play the prologue.”

“It looks like we’ll be able to release The Phantom Pain around the time that the PlayStation 4 becomes widely adapted.”

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