Konami Devs Skipped Vacation To Release MGSV On PC Earlier
You might remember that Konami had previously planned to release Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PC two weeks after the console launch. However, recently they brought forward the release date of the PC version, which will become available in two days, just like on PlayStation & Xbox platforms.
Earlier today, Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi, Senior Producer at Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, explained how this happened: the developers at Konami skipped summer vacation altogether in order to meet this deadline.
PC users often complain about delays and/or mediocre ports, but this time it seems like these programmers need to be commended.
PC launch day earlier than original plan. Our programmers didn't take summer vacation to make it happen.. kinda sad https://t.co/FSLDE7KrMR
— Ken-ichiro Imaizumi (@Ken1555) August 30, 2015
Later, he added that they enjoyed making the game look prettier on PC (this version will be the best one graphically, thanks to many subtle improvements), though of course their families probably weren’t as happy.
Even it was hard to make launch earlier they enjoyed to make look better. Obviously their families are not happy 🙁 https://t.co/yMth0XOdht
— Ken-ichiro Imaizumi (@Ken1555) August 30, 2015Advertisement
In somewhat related news, it seems like the PC retail version of MGSV: The Phantom Pain only has the Steam installer exe file on disc.
Contents on disc for the physical retail PC version of #MGSVTPP:
– Steam installer (8.78 MB)
And… nothing else. pic.twitter.com/TcFskpSZ8O
— graphμre (づ・8・)づ (@graphure) August 30, 2015
This is quite baffling if true. In any case, do you plan to get the game and if so, for what platform? Tell us in the comments!