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Kojima: MGSV Arrives When There Are "Lots" Of PS4 Owners

We don't have an exact release date for either Ground Zeroes or The Phantom Pain, but we know the former is a prequel, an introduction of sorts, and it should be ready to go some time early next year.

As for the full game, The Phantom Pain, that is an ambitious undertaking that creator Hideo Kojima says won't be finished any time soon. In a recent Famitsu interview (as cited by Kotaku), the MGS guru says it'll show up when "lots of people" have the PlayStation 4.

For the record, Ground Zeroes will be available for both current- and next-gen platforms, so you don't need Sony's new console for that one. But during the PS4 launch event in New York, Kojima said enough people need to have the new system before The Phantom Pain releases. Now, it's just a matter of deciding what his definition of "lots" is...Sony does expect to move 5 million PS4 units by end of March 2014. But that probably isn't enough; Kojima may want more like 10-15 million.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Tags: metal gear solid v the phantom pain, mgsv the phantom pain, the phantom pain release date

11/30/2013 11:29:46 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Simcoe
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 11:55:30 AM
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Is "lots of people" the same number of PS4 owners as the PS3 had when MGS4 launched??...Then holiday 2014 it is!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 12:05:56 PM
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So Phantom Pain is officially only next gen?

I'm thinking 2016.

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Oxvial
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 12:50:44 PM
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I'm starting to dislike Kojima more and more with his decisions, it's funny he says this when before he told us this game could be a psp game lol

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 1:00:11 PM
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We shall see who gives in first. I'm holding off until MGS5 is released. XD

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Oxvial
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 1:16:00 PM

Hahahahaha xD

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 5:10:38 PM

You and me both :D I need a game like this to convince me to buy the console, I won't be buying it before without any games I care for. If this is a 2015 release I will get my PS4 in 2015...

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JROD0823
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 2:41:01 AM

There are already several games out that can justify buying a PS4 now, and there are more than a few games coming in 2014 besides MGSV that warrant a purchase as well.

I swear some people's niche gaming habits make them too damn hard to please.

Expand your horizons a little.

Just [this much] isn't too much to ask. :P

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AcHiLLiA
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 3:05:05 PM

..but when it comes to exclusives shelling out 400 at this time is quite expensive.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 3:29:18 PM
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I'm starting to think that Kojima has sold out a little. Everything about MGS5 screams of a loss of purity in its vision, from the open-world to the slow-mo grace period after detection, the dropping of Hayter, going multiplatform, stating that it may not adhere to the established continuity and now this statement about wanting to wait until there are more next-gen consoles out in the wild... What greater reason could that be than because he cares more about the money that he gets for each MGS entry than for creative integrity. I really don't know what to think anymore :/

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Knightzane
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 3:40:27 PM
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ps4's pushing 3 million. Is that enough?

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Banky A
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 5:34:24 PM
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Lol excuse me Hideo?

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MrAnonymity
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 6:50:19 PM
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Interesting. This is one of several titles that need to drop BEFORE I will buy a PS4. Sure there are some reasonable titles out now - but nothing terribly compelling. In fact, I'm being given more incentive to buy a Vita at this point. Oh well. Though MGS5 will be a tantalizing reason to purchase the PS4 by itself, it alone will not be enough. Sorry, Kojima.

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Kiryu
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 9:30:49 PM
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Well Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes I'll be buying it on PS4 next April, the story is going to be Epic so no worries before Big Boss goes into coma.

The Origin of Solid and Liquid Snake will be finally explained.

Last edited by Kiryu on 11/30/2013 9:32:18 PM

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PC_Max
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 9:45:22 PM
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To be honest I am not a fan of the games or Kojima. He just comes across as a tad arrogant. Some say that of David Cage but I have more design respect for him to take chances with his vision.

I know the games are popular and thats good because there is an audience that enjoys them. I am just not keen on the creator.

Hopefully he will not disappoint the fans.

Keep playing!

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PlatformGamerNZ
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 1:56:49 AM
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that indicates 2014/15 to me if the expected sales are anything to go by.

happy gaming =)

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JROD0823
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 2:33:47 AM
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I think old age is starting to affect Hideo's mental state.

Or he could have always been batsh*t crazy.

I'm having a hard time trying to decide between these two possibilities. :)

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gruvsf
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 4:06:15 PM

Crazy like a FOX!

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ricksterj
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 12:17:38 PM
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Hope by his remark that MGSV will NOT be an online only game. If so I'll pass.

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