Hideo Kojima Would Like To Bring Metal Gear Solid V To PC

By Ishaan . March 5, 2014 . 10:11am

In an interview with Gamespot, Hideo Kojima, the director of the Metal Gear Solid series of games, says that he would like to bring Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to PC, in addition to its console release.


“PC, that’s my original background. I originally created PC games,” Kojima said to Gamespot. “A long time ago I didn’t want to rely on platforms to release games, so if people want it, I cannot make a formal announcement, but that is definitely something that I would like to do.”


At this point, it’s hard to believe that Metal Gear Solid V won’t eventually make its way over to PC, given that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released on PC, albeit nearly a year after its console release.


Additionally, you may recall that Kojima actually mentioned that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was running on a PC when he presented the game to the press on a couple of occasions. Kojima also noted that Metal Gear Solid V was running on PC at GDC last year, when he debuted the Phantom Pain trailer for the game.

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  • Arizato

    Yes, Kojima! Bring it to PC! Modding MGSV would be awesome!

    • I dont know
      Modding MGS is seems weird

      • Arizato

        Why? Giving players the ability to create content for the game is awesome! Look at Skywind for Skyrim as an example. Teams might try making their own missions or simply recreate entire MGS games in the Fox Engine.

        • Derek E Nay

          It’s easier to mod with a modkit. But even so you can’t mod everything, even with one. Hard to change scripts that’s hard coded in the game. (You would need the source code and compile it to change any hard coded parts). But other things like graphics can be changed easily because they are, most of the time, just lose files.

          Skyrim’s engine and Skyrim itself are in two different parts of the game so you could easily change Skyrim’s adventure to another adventure (morrowind) with a little work. Skyrim’s engine is hardcoded, but not the adventure. The talent trees are somewhat hard coded; the modkit says you can make new skill trees, but it’s hard coded to not allow you to have new ones (Creation Kit issues and somewhat). All the mod that uses Skill Trees mostly uses a normal skill tree but adds another line of skills on it (Like putting hand to hand tree in the one handed section.)

          Completely changing a hard coded game requires lots of work. So you can’t recreated MGS 1 on MGS 5 unless you work years to reverse engineer the thing.

          But even so, there can be creative mods on a hard coded game… I should check out how the modding is on MGS:R now that I think about it.

          • Arizato

            Yeah, you do have a point. But take a look at Just Cause 2 Multiplayer or all the available mods for GTA IV at the moment. Many of those mods are really well done and impressive, all done without any kind of official modding tool, just a dedicated team.

            Motivated people are willing to overcome big obstacles to make something they dream of. I can easily see the MG-fanbase be just as creative should MGSV be released on PC.

          • Derek E Nay

            Lets hope someone is willing to recreate MGS on the Fox engine then ^.^.

        • Arz

          If it’s not canon or official, I don’t care. That’s why I don’t care about mods.

          • Arizato

            But if someone recreates a game in the MGSV engine it’s technically canon. What about texture mods/graphical enhancements?

      • DesmaX

        If they give a modkit for the game, the fans can do anything.

        Who knows, someone might even recreate the first MGS on the engine

    • Ric Vazquez


      • KnifeAndFork

        Knock that shit off

        • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

          Console loving peasants

        • Ric Vazquez

          LOL nope, don’t get mad over something so trivial

    • Tigrex mod for Metal Gear Solid!!!! Hunting monsters with rocket launchers!!!

    • makubexnas

      Won’t somebody think of the Mod’s?

  • Guest

    So many good announcements for PC gaming lately. And several Japanese developers are sharing their interest of going to the platform. Pretty awesome!

    • ronin4life

      The console space appears to be kind of dying out, while PC is still strong in the west.(and could gain…”Steam” in the east)

      It looks like a natural progression of attention if these devs want to keep up with the massive Western Market.

    • hazelnut1112

      Glad this is true since Xbone, PS4 games are being made using x86 PC architecture. So it wouldn’t be a damn problem porting from one to the other.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, please. MGO on PC’s would be the best thing ever

  • Minos

    “On a year so I make these suckers buy the same game again”

  • Oldenheimer1913

    OH MY GOD, this would be the most amazing thing ever.

  • Khánh Phí

    Another region-locked game on pcfrom Konami! :(

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      There is no such thing as region lock in PC

      • Khánh Phí

        Really??? I wish it was true! I can’t buy MGR:R in my country! Even the latest KONAMI game CLoS2 has region-locking! :(
        MGR:R : http://steamdb.info/sub/36077/
        CLoS2 : http://steamdb.info/sub/29147/

        • Göran Isacson

          That is just plain silly of Konami, to prevent people from getting their games. Wonder why they treat the Asian market like that, do they just want people to buy them for consoles over there?

  • RunningWild1984

    Yeah please bring the full movie to Steam.

    • Arz

      Dude, MGS is one of the most video game-game out there.

  • Takane Shijou

    Yes please. Seeing Rising on the PC gave me hope for the future of the series coming to the PC in general.

    • Like Revengeance being unable to play offline -_-

      • Takane Shijou

        That was a bug that was fixed near the release of it.


    This belongs on PC, even the new systems aren’t good enough. Sad thing is, I am probably getting one of them just for this game. Not sure I want to wait a year just hoping it does eventually release on PC.

  • The Watcher

    Technically Games are made using a PC. every game could be a PC game.

    • Guest

      Well, not all of them, for example WarioWare: Twisted would make us break our HDDs with so many turns xD

      Here’s someone trying with a Gamecube and a Game Boy player:

  • Strid

    I suspect most any games worth playing on these new systems will definitely pop up on the PC. More so than ever before, at least.

  • Finally.

  • RoyalR R.M

    Good luck with all these piracy

    • CirnoLakes

      People tend to buy games on the PC via Steam, rather than pirate them.

      Piracy is becoming less and less common on the PC. As most people can afford games they would like, if not when they release, when a Steam sale happens. And most people would rather buy and download games from a source they trust, like Valve, then download them from a pirating torrent tracker, and risk getting a virus.

      • Anewme…Again

        Man, you sure are living in a dream world.
        Pirating is still going as strong if not stronger then before.
        Most games that get released on steam or anywhere else are available through various torrent site within a day.
        Most peoples who pirate games doesn’t care if a game cost 1$ or 60$, they won’t pay either way if they can get the games for free.

        • CirnoLakes

          I’m not living in a dream world, it’s true. Piracy is decreasing. Even though many games may be available pirated, it doesn’t mean that they are more commonly pirated rather than bought.

          More and more people are buying games rather than pirating them. And as Gabe Newell said, piracy is a service problem. That service problem is beginning to be met by services like Steam, and an interest in pirating materials is decreasing.

          How commonly games appear on torrent sites isn’t indicative of how commonly they are pirated in comparison to how commonly they are purchased.

  • John Lawson

    Yes!, please! MGO Dedicated servers for at least 10 years!

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      and if they allow it players can create private servers to extend it even more hahaha

  • hazelnut1112

    Please bring it to PC Kojima, this will make me not want to get a PS4 even more, we already got Square Enix on board with FFXV and KH3. Makes this a better deal for me. PC + Wii U will be all I need.

    • Göran Isacson

      Oh? We actually have direct confirmation from them that they’re releasing those games on the PC? Maybe I have just been struck with selective blindness, but I think I’ve only read they’re headed for PS4?

  • Eilanzer

    If all japanese games where made for pc…Even tranlation would be MUCH easier for fans to make…

    MUCH better than beg for a release on our beaches ¬¬

  • thaKingRocka

    The PC is forward thinking … and backward and lateral. It’s the way to go any which way.

  • X_Bacon

    I’d really love to play it on PC, had a great time with MGS1 and 2.

  • Unlimax

    The Question is …. When ?

  • Suzaku

    Do it. The PS4 and Xbone are basically PCs at the hardware level, so why not?

  • xxx128

    I would like him to bring this to PC to… por favor!

  • Hector Velar

    and i would like him to BRING IT!

  • CirnoLakes

    I hope every Japanese video game comes to the PC.

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