Metal Gear Online delayed to October on consoles, January on PC

PC release moved up to match consoles.

Metal Gear Online

Metal Gear Online, the online mode included with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, will not launch day and date with The Phantom Pain, Konami announced. Rather, it will launch for consoles on October 6 and for PC in January 2016.

Additionally, the company announced it has brought up the previously planned September 15 release date for the PC version to September 1 to launch alongside the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions. All Steam customers will receive a collector’s video which reveals behind the scenes footage and a unique documentary, in addition to downloadable content in the form of a ‘Venom Snake’ emblem and Mother Base Staff.

If you’re at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this week, you can play the “A Hero’s Way” mission demo at the Konami booth. New footage focused on the game’s “Mother Base” aspect will also debut on August 5 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET. Here are some details, via Konami:

With the epic fifth installment of the stealth-action series released on Sept. 1, the new video will show all-new footage related to the Mother Base aspect of the game. The specially-created video will detail building options and unique customization elements. The video will also explain the game’s multi-player FOB (Forward Operating Base) feature, wherein users can establish additional bases around the globe to manage captured resources – and demonstrate for the first time – how users can infiltrate other players’ FOB bases to steal resources as well.

The new footage highlights the strategic heart to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game itself spans a huge, open world setting and greatly expands the series’ famed sneaking elements. Likewise, a host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by revenge as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience.

Similarly, the new trailer will whet appetites ahead of launch, with a larger overview of the full game and its many gameplay advances and character.

Stay tuned.

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