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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes PC confirmed for December

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Metal Gear Solid 5

Metal Gear?! It can't be... no wait, it can and it is. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has gone from being confirmed on PC (opens in new tab), to being rumoured for a 18 December release (opens in new tab), to being confirmed for a 18 December release.

PC-specific improvements? You bet'cha. Konami has revealed that our edition of the experimental Metal Gear Solid 5 prologue will bring 4K resolution support, an increased number of simultaneous light sources, more simultaneous models and an increased shadow resolution. I'll be honest, I'm not entirely sure why some of those things are important, but they sound good nonetheless.

Mostly, then, the base game will be identical. Sam has played that game, and so wrote about what you can expect (opens in new tab) from this amuse-bouche for next year's Phantom Pain.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.