'Phantom Pain' PC users get stiffed by release date delay

If you've been looking forward to playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PC, you might be disappointed to learn that you'll have to wait a little longer than console gamers. Konami has revealed the official launch date of September 1st, but the PC version won't hit Steam until September 15th, a full two weeks later.

There's been no word of exactly what's caused the delay, but they did at least say that PC players would get the 'Day 1 Edition' DLC as standard, which is a nice gesture to make up for the wait.

In an interview with IGN, designer Hideo Kojima also said that The Phantom Pain will be 'the last Metal Gear,' which loses some of its dramatic tone given that he's said that a couple of times before.

"The games in the series that I've personally designed and produced - Metal Gear on MSX, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4, and Peace Walker, and now Metal Gear Solid V - are what constitute a single 'Metal Gear Saga.'

With Metal Gear Solid V, I'm finally closing the loop on that saga."

So that's that, then. The Phantom Pain will definitely be the last Metal Gear game. At least until the next one, presumably.