Metal Gear Solid 5 Release Date: 10 Important Details

The Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date is getting closer for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. With that in mind, we want to take a look at 10 extremely important details to keep in mind as we move towards the Metal Gear Solid 5 release date next month.

After years of development, Konami is poised to release a brand new installment in the long-running Metal Gear Solid series. On September 1st, the company will release the second part of Metal Gear Solid 5 called Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The game follows in the footsteps of the much smaller Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

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In the weeks since E3 2015, we’ve seen a number of new and important Metal Gear Solid 5 release details emerge. These details have included new elements regarding its unique open-world gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 5 deals, and important details regarding the Metal Gear Solid 5 release for PC. We expect more details to emerge as we get closer to the game’s release.

With just a couple of weeks to go, we want to take a look at the most important things that we think PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC users need to know about the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date.

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If you’ve been following the game’s release, these details will serve as a friendly reminder. If you’re just tuning in for the first time, these details will catch you up to speed and tell you about some of the most important release date details for all platforms involved.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 Deals

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Metal Gear Solid 5 Deals

If you still haven't pre-ordered a copy of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and you own an Xbox, know that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is available for free for Xbox Live Gold Members.

The game is the first part of the Metal Gear Solid 5 series and if you're not sure about a Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain pre-order, it might be worth a download. 

There are also a number of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain deals floating around ahead of the game's release date. 

Best Buy is offering two deals. One is for My Best Buy members and it nets them $10 in Best Buy Rewards if you pre-order the game. The retailer is also offering the game to those in the Gamers Club Unlocked program. Those in GCU can get the game for $48. 

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Microsoft's also offering a deal that will give pre-orderers a $10 Xbox gift card digital code within 10 days after the game's release on September 1st. 

NVIDIA is also offering a free copy of the PC Metal Gear Solid 5 if you purchase a qualifying graphics card. In order to qualify, you'll need to pick up a a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980, 970, or 960 GPU or 980/970M notebook.

Those deals are static. We've also seen some other deals floating around (including one recent one at Dell) that knocked the price down. If you're not looking to pay full price, you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for deals as we get closer to the release date. 

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