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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date rumours: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Ashleigh Allsopp | July 4, 2014
When is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain come out? We investigate the rumours and bring you the latest news about the upcoming game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is hot topic right now, particularly after its presence at E3 2014 last month. Here, we bring you all of the Phantom Pain release date rumours, and also share the latest gameplay news, videos and screenshots. Read on for everything there is to know so far about the next Metal Gear Solid game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a continuation of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which was released earlier this year. The trailer for the game actually first debuted in December 2012, though that trailer wasn't initially shown as a Metal Gear Solid game.

It wasn't long before fans became suspicious about the mystery trailer, so in March 2013, Metal Gear Solid V was officially announced as a two part game. Ground Zeroes has been described as a prologue to the main Phantom Pain game.

Most recently, during E3 2014 on 9 June, a fifth Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer was shown at the Sony press conference.

Later in June, the games' creator Hideo Kojima took to Twitter to reveal that he had spent an the entire day recording voices for The Phantom Pain, which led to the conclusion that the release date is still a long way off.

According to Gaming Bolt, the voice recording process is usually the among the longest running production processes when creating a game, particularly a cinematic game with long cut scenes such as this one. So this could mean that we'll be waiting until way into 2015 for the second part of Metal Gear Solid V.

We'll update this article as soon as we find out more about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world, third person stealth-action game that encourages you to avoid enemies rather than confront them.

One of the new features in The Phantom Pain, as shown off during E3 earlier this year, is non-lethal takedowns. If you choose to, you'll be able to take an enemy back to your Mother Base and train them to join your army, rather than kill them. You'll also be able to collect vehicles and equipment, which will be available to you from your base.

It's believed that a big focus of the game will be rebuilding the base that was destroyed previously.

You'll be able to speed up the new, more realistic passage of time using the e-cigarette (formerly cigarette) and now use the Box as a decoy, to take out a target or dive for cover.

 

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