Metal Gear Solid 5 Release: 5 Things to Know

The Metal Gear Solid 5 release date for PS4, Xbox One and other consoles is confirmed for September and excitement for the game’s arrival is starting to build. With that in mind, we want to run down the most important things PS4, Xbox One and other users need to know right now about the Metal Gear Solid 5 release.

We’re still several months away from the next big Metal Gear Solid 5 release for consoles and PC but we want to share five things PlayStation, Xbox and PC users need to know about its upcoming arrival. To us, these are the five most important details that every prospective buyer needs to know right now.

Its been over a year since Hideo Kojima and Konami released Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One and naturally, consumers are starting to get antsy about the next big Metal Gear Solid 5 release dubbed Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.


In the year since the first Metal Gear Solid 5 release, we’ve seen a number of new details emerge including the The Phantom Pain’s release date which is set for early September. Details continue to flow ahead of the game’s big release date and there’s a lot that prospective buyers need to know about the game and its release.

We expect to hear more as we push deeper into May and into June but these are the details that we think all console owners need to know in the buildup to E3 2015 and its eventual arrival.

Try Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes First

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Try Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes First

Maybe the first thing that you should know is that the first part of Metal Gear Solid 5 is already available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, and PS3. The game isn't as massive as The Phantom Pain but it's still very important nonetheless. 

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes serves as a prolouge to The Phantom Pain which means that it's important to the story. If you're already planning to buy Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, then it's probably worth a download for that reason alone. 

It's also worth a download if you're on the fence because it will help you decide if Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is going to be worth your hard earned dollar. Maybe you fall in love with the combat and the stealth, maybe you don't . 

Now is the perfect time to give it a shot because the price has dropped in the year since its arrival. We've seen a number of Metal Gear 5: Ground Zeroes deals emerge in recent months so you'll want to keep an eye out as we push towards the release of the main story. 

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