A retail worker posting on Reddit might have discovered the release date for Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated stealth-em-up Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. User mikefancypants posted an image of a stock listing with the street date set to February 24, 2015.
He claims that until recently the listing showed a place-holder date of December 31, 2014. The new date ties in with listings on Rakuten and several other online retailers.
February 24 is a Tuesday, which is indeed the typical release day for games in the US, but it seems slightly short notice on Konami's part if it is true. Then again, Metal Gear Solid is one of those franchises where the marketing and hype largely takes care of itself. Konami certainly hasn't been shy about showing the game off.
In November rumours circulated that the date in question was June 22 next year, after Hideo Kojima was seen at The Game Awards 2014 wearing a t-shirt with “twenty-second and sixth” written in Swedish on the front. Konami, unsurprisingly, is staying silent regarding both of these rumours.
It's probably best to take all this with a pinch of salt for now. When it does finally come out, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be coming to PC for the first time in the series' history. Unless you count the rather short but still excellent prologue Ground Zeroes, which is available now.