Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One
Publisher Konami Developer Kojima Productions Format 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One Origin Japan Release September 1 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One), September 15 ( PC)
Konami may have yanked Hideo Kojima’s name from the MetalGearSolidV:ThePhantomPain box art like a jilted lover cutting their ex’s head out of photographs, but the real question is what the creative split means for what is now definitively Kojima’s final MetalGear game. Will he tie up all the loose ends in a fitting send-off? Or drop the mic and leave Konami holding a lemon? In the meantime, Konami certainly seems to be preparing for life without one of its biggest cash cows by milking this entry hard, with special editions of the game packed to bursting with DLC weapons, gear, skins and even the dreaded XP booster.