Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Summary

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Hideo Kojima's final trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5 has been released

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Here's perhaps the last trailer that Hideo Kojima will ever make for the Metal Gear series, a nostalgic trip through past triumphs leading up to what we hope is another one - next week's hotly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5.

It's not exactly spoiler-heavy, but considering that MGS5 is only a few days away you might want to give it a miss. I watched it, because I have no willpower. 

Konami reassures fans that Metal Gear Solid 5's multiplayer component is not hidden behind a paywall

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Earlier today we reported a story originating from Gamespot which suggested the PVP base invasion FOB mode from Metal Gear Solid 5 required microtransactions to access.

Konami has released an official statement refuting that claim, stating clearly that the idea that the game's multiplayer elements would be hidden behind a paywall is "simply not true."

*UPDATE* Rumour: Metal Gear Solid 5 locks multiplayer FOB mode behind paywall

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Metal Gear Solid 5 is out in just over a week, and judging by the review scores that are coming in today, it's going to be quite the game. As long as you weren't hoping to jump straight into its PVP-focused FOB mode, that is.

Gamespot reports that the mode is locked behind a paywall, and that players will need to pay real money for in-game MB Coins in order to access it.

Metal Gear Solid 5 won't be available to pre-load on Steam

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Though Konami has moved the PC release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain forward to September 1, roughly two weeks earlier than expected, you won't be able to dive straight into the game.

Community manager Robert Allen Peeler has revealed that MGS5 won't have a pre-load option on Steam, so you'll have to wait for it to download on launch day. Well, for all intents and purposes, anyway.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain trailer is a nostalgia blast

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The latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain sets up the game's biggest mystery, which we can only hope will be solved by the time the credits roll on Hideo Kojima's final game in the stealth-action series.

How exactly did the idealistic, honourable soldier Snake become Big Boss, one of the most feared mercenary leaders in the world?

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