Next month Konami is releasing Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to the much bigger Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima explained one of the reasons to release the first part earlier is because The Phantom Pain is taking a long time to develop and therefor won’t come out anytime soon.
Konami’s financial report seems to confirm this, suggesting the release of the game may even launch as late as FY3 2016, depending on the development.
This was reported by market analyst David Gibson on his Twitter, posting statements from the investor call.
Of course at this point it seems just too early to predict when the game will come out, but one thing is clear: it won’t be very soon.
Source: David Gibson Twitter, via VG24/7