Kojima Productions: ‘Only a little longer’ until release window announcement, no live stream at Taipei Game Show

It is clear that Metal Gear fans around the world are eagerly awaiting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and wondering when we can expect the game to be released. During episode 32 of Kojima Station, this subject came up briefly. Just a couple of days ago Ken Imaizumi told fans the studio is not ready to announce the release date yet, but during the show they stated an announcement regarding the release window is not far off anymore. Keep in mind that this upcoming announcement is for the release window, not the release date.

“I know you’ve all been eagerly await for word on releasing timing, I think we should be able to announce that soon, so look forward to that. It’s only a little longer.” (translation by Gematsu)

At the end of this month Kojima will present the game at the Taipei Game Show, where he will reveal ‘new information’. Don’t expect too much though, during Kojima Station they said no live stream will be available. Instead, they will record some video themselves and show it on the next episode, on February 12th.

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Source: Kojima Station 32, Gematsu, NeoGAF

  • vic boss

    so that means that we will not know the information to be shown at taipei until the next kojima station?

    • Hm, not sure. Maybe people attending the show will report on what’s shown.

      • vic boss

        oh ok Nyxus thank you for responding so fast, also I think you mispelled the date of the next KS I think is actually the 12th of February

        • Yeah you’re right, thanks. The 12th it is.

          • Mini gear

            hmm wonder when thell give us a window

  • 9Ocelot9

    I still dont get why wouldnt they host any kind of streaming on a game event LOL!

  • Shalashaska

    In the last couple of days, we got sad news that we will not be seeing a release date anytime around the kojima station.. our hearts broke and I planed to stay away for a while so I dont go crazy over this game. Seeing this today had brought Immeasurable amounts of happiness to my heart. So. Much. happiness. Thankyou Nyxus and Thank you Kojima !
    Although.. i doubt we will get a date at taipei now that we’ve got news that they wont even live stream it but its good to get some recognition 🙂

    • Edward Wokhands

      But now we know it’s going to be between July-December. We’re nearing the end of January and they’re only announcing a release window, not a date meaning they’re nowhere near finished. I mean they haven’t even started debugging yet which takes months in itself. Then when that’s done production of the disks needs to start.

      I’ve been doing what you said since Christmas; trying my hardest to avoid news and trying not to think about this game at all because every time I read about it it’s just disappointing news in one way or another. The wait will be worth it I’m sure though and we do have Majora’s Mask 3D and Mario Kart 8 DLC on the way to fill the gaming gap. Oh and The Witcher 3.

      • Shalashaska

        yea.. surely a q3 – q4 release they’ve started debugging but as its hude, open world and first huge attempt for fox engine, they are checking every inch of the game.. after that, they’ll go back and check again and then check again.. good stuff but the wait is killing :/

        As for games.. im really unlucky.. no new games coming out for x360 and as i dont have the cash for a new gen console, i cant play anything to keep busy till this releases and to top that of, i wont have enough cash to get a new gen console for atleast another few years :/
        I was really hoping for dying light but they cancelled that and all that is left now is the DBZ in feb but if that is mutiplayer only, i wont even be able to play that .. plus it dbz .. at best, it will be a 7 out of 10 game :/

        It makes me sad that i wont be able to play dying light .. it has everything that i love in games..first person horror, stealth, zombies, parkour, open world, rpg progression.. when first heard of it .. it was like a dream come true and i waited so long but then they went off and cancelled it 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE for the most crappiest reasons they could come up with rather than just be honest and say “we’re too lazy”.. it made me so sad.. for the first 2 days, i thought it was a hoax :'(

        • Edward Wokhands

          Well to be honest you aren’t missing much. The games I’m looking forward to are Resident Evil Remake, Grim Fandango and Majora’s Mask. All remakes of old games that you can already play on your PC. Well, you can play the original Resident Evil or Director’s Cut on an emulator. Maybe you could download or buy an old Grim Fandango? There’s an emulator/interpreter that makes it work on any PC. Or just buy an N64 controller and a USB converter and play Majora’s Mask and all the other N64 games.
          What are your PC specs? You might be able to play REmake on an emulator. Almost every recent AAA game is absolute garbage by the way so even people with new consoles aren’t having the wait alleviated and as good as those early Dying Light trailers looked I’m starting to worry that it’ll be as disappointing as 2014’s offerings.

          • Shalashaska

            Trust me .. my pc cant run anything properly.. it barely runs chrome xD Its 10year old hardware so im surprised it’s even running till now xD All I got left are a few games for xbox 360 .. but hopefully in a few years i’ll have enough money for a pc or console.. If i have enough ofor a pc, pc it is, no doubt 🙂
            although.. That is no where soon.. i’ll have to wait for prices to drop and for me to win a lottery xD

        • Mini gear

          im just upset that the game is fully playable and completable already, a game this good doesn’t look like it needs play testing for months to see if its fun- just my opinion though, on a side note, I need a march release date kojima… 🙁

          • Edward Wokhands

            Yeah, that’s always bothered me. I remember when we were all waiting for the 2nd half of Breaking Bad’s final season for over a year. Just knowing that somewhere there was a full script just sitting there with the final episode on it was driving me insane. I love Metal Gear infinity times more.

  • ThreeMadFrogs
  • Vegas

    Ok, now it’s time to replay all MGS games (exept MSX ones, no patient for them) in order to prepare for what is coming… because The Best Is Yet To Come 😉

    • Solid

      I will replay all when they announce a release date 😀

      • Vegas

        That will be a rush for you xD and you might grow tired as the game is launched.

    • Landon Mcfall

      Play the MSX games.

      • Vegas

        I can’t, I just watch them online because they are too boring for me :/

  • Mini gear

    time to get a release date for the release window of the release date for the release date of the phantom pain 🙂

  • Mini gear

    what if kojimas setting up the ultimate troll by making us think farther and its really march -_-

    • Hanna-Mari

      …or it’s already in stores… o.o

      • Big_Boss88

        Yeah and the reason we can’t see them in stores, is because of small stealth camo device attached to each game. O_o…

        • Mini gear

          and they’ve been there for… 9 years!

          • Aren’t you afraid to say that?

          • Mr.Pony

            THERMALS!!

        • Shalashaska

          hmm… perhaps it always been here since 1984 and we just havent seen it.

    • Mr.Pony
  • Javier Sosa

    But we were asking about date, no window.

  • Smitty

    Kojima: “I wourd rike to announce the rerease window for the phantom pain. It is from march rater this year, thank you.”
    Kojimachi is gonna strike us again.

  • asdasdfd

    • flying_fox

      Knowing the full context of this scene in the movie, this picture becomes strangely relevant, concerning the relation between Kojima and his fans (and the media).

      • Edward Wokhands

        Why, what’s it from?

        • Memento. Great movie, you should go watch it.

          • Edward Wokhands

            Thanks. I’ll go do that. With my eyes.

    • Frederick Guese

      Remember, Sammy Jenkis?

  • Big_Boss88

    Release date?
    YEAY!

    No live stream?

  • The MG community should realize by now that Kojima san will continue playing his damn fiddles.

  • Invader_skoodge
    • Release window. 🙂

      • Invader_skoodge

        “発売時期の発表” hatsubai jikino happyou. but semantics. lol hype train is back on track.

        • Well Junker specifically said ‘window’: https://twitter.com/JunkerHQNet/status/558355792202829826

          • Shalashaska

            I can bet you that no matter what they give, they will take AS MUCH AS TIME AS POSSIBLE TO RECTIFY EACH AND EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about this game.. if they march- june, they will release it on june 30th! No dobt about that. Also, by going by the same lines.. we can easily conclude that this game will take 6months to come out. No less. Unfortunately :’/

          • Invader_skoodge

            Yes, but the tweet I posted was from Kojima Productions JP and they posted it about 9 hours after JonkerHQ’s post. It doesn’t matter either way since we’re getting news in some way or another.

          • Mini gear

            id like a release date better but windows fine too

          • Edward Wokhands

            A window actually depresses me. It means that the actual release date announcement is a few months off and then the release will be a few months after the release date has been announced. So we’re talking like 6-9 months.

          • Mini gear

            Secretly I’m a bit impatient and still praying for March or a solid date. A window would bother me a bit but it’s something

          • True, but Junker reacted to that tweet as well, and he still said it was the release window.

            https://twitter.com/JunkerHQNet/status/558670692766728192

  • MichaelPayneV

    If the Metal Gear Movie will go the “Young Upcoming Actor” for Snake, than that is Dan Stevens, a Great Young Actor that can be Super Creepy (The Guest), Really Serious and ready for Business (A Walk Among The Tombstones) and a really Funny Charming English Knight of the Castle (Night at The Museum 3), all the qualities needed for Solid and Liquid, and maybe even Big Boss
    http://i.imgur.com/OB71q0q.jpg

    But of course, if Hideo goes the “Hollywood Star” Route like he did with David Hayter in 1998 and Kiefer in 2013, then Jake Gyllenhaal stays Snake.
    pic.twitter.com/geWfwdi1rJ

    • Big_Boss88

      I wonder would it be better to put some famous actors to the movie, or some not so well known/new actors. Sometimes new ones can surprise by doing excellent performance.

      • MichaelPayneV

        I think is good to get not so known actors, because you won’t think for a Second while watching the Movie at The Actor, you’ll only see the Character.

        • Big_Boss88

          That’s a good point, and I think I agree :). Then just gotta hope the dude manage to do the role well. Haven’t seen those movies you mentioned, but gonna watch Enemy this weekend starring Jake :D.

          • MichaelPayneV

            So far the Director is a Good Choice, he has Military Experience and he is working on a King Kong Movie so he likes doing CGI Heavily Movies, and Kings of Summer was Great.

      • decoyF0XX

        The only way there can be a perfect snake is if a multimillion dollar CGI character is made haha. Snake is such a unique character.

        All that aside, those are good choices Michael. Dan Stevens is a good choice but he still needs to have that grimness in his eyes, to show his experience on the battlefield. Maybe the make-up department would handle that.

  • Altaim

    T H A T WEAPON

    • Mr.Pony

      Still waiting to see Big Boss running around with the deadliest weapon of all…the crowbar

      • gerber

        While wearing a chicken hat

        • MichaelPayneV

          Half Life 3 Canceled

    • G Yoh Aquino

      rail gun???

      • MichaelPayneV

        That’s exactly what i thought.

        • Mini gear

          so glad there more weapons. gz didn’t have enough

          • MichaelPayneV

            I think that was obvious.

      • Shalashaska

        Surely looks like that but COULD be a scar rifle too because Im guessing there will be Customizable parts ..Changing the stock of it could be possible. But yes A rail gun would be awesome

  • Robert be trolling on Twitter!

    • Edward Wokhands

      Wow, I just made that prediction in a comment above!

    • Edward Wokhands

      This is the first time a troll has made me cry.

  • gerber

    You want a window? I’ll give you a window. February-December 2015. Do you rike it?

  • Ravenous

    I wonder how big that window will be Oo
    One month? Two, three? Anyone have any thoughts?

    • Probably three months, so for example Q2, Q3 or Q4.

      • Big_Boss88

        Lets hope so :).

      • Ravenous

        Yeah, I guess that makes sense, though I’d really like them to be alittle more specific 😛

  • Javier Sosa

    He started to show ground zeroes pictures like 5 months before release.

      • Javier Sosa

        I’m not following u

        • He’s teasing us hard he always does.

      • Big_Boss88

        I hope it can keep living on that ice edge for a bit longer :(. Life is beautiful.
        For some reason this image made me watch MGS1 ending credits ;D…

        “Do you remember love. Love from a tormented heart. Not fleeting, as with music at night. But an eternal love. Now tainted. Now tainted. Go now and reclaim it. Go now and love.
        Recall the times when you were happy. Recall the times when you laughed.
        Life is wonderful. Do you have faith in it? Turn your face to life, To eternal joy.”

        “What happened to those days?”
        “What happened to those nights? Do you remember how you turned to grief? Do you remember how you turned to sorrow? Is the blame mine or ours?
        Our feelings grew faint. What caused our grief and fighting? Can there be beauty in life?
        If you seek it out. Can there be happiness in life? Let’s seek it.”

        • MichaelPayneV

          I have to say, the Message from MGS1 Ending was really fisted, wasn’t subtle at all, but thankfully at the time MGS3 was Released Hideo has already improved his writing, and now in GZ the Writing has perfected.

  • Theo Cevallos

    This is probably known by now but I just found about it today so I’m going to leave it here:
    ————————–
    Kenji Yano, a critic you may remember from TGS, is the only person confirmed by Kojima to have guessed a major component of TPP’s themes.

    Below are Kenji Yano’s words at TGS translated by JunkerHQ.

    “Theme of every game ends in “E” – MGSV+E. Voice starts with V and ends with E.”

    “The series’ themes are always relevant to players even when a game takes place in the past or future. Thinking along those lines…”

    “Nowadays, with the internet and social media, less oral communication and more written words.”

    “Email, blogs, twitter, facebook, line, texting, etc. A world drowning in words. Speech is used less.”

    “Quiet and Code Talker are clearly voice-related.”

    “Races and ethnicities also being identified from their language is another angle to this “voice” theme.”

    Kojima’s response was: “Correct. He got it right. He got it right before the release date (smiles). That was incredible, Yano-san.”

    Kojima: “But yes, ‘words’ are a theme. Though I can’t elaborate.” “There’s also the fact that Snake doesn’t talk much either.”

    • Big_Boss88

      This is quite interesting. I had missed this translation if it had been posted before :).

    • MichaelPayneV

      You know what’s funny, now in this exact moment we are part of the ” less oral communication and more written words.” phase including myself right now, is kinda weird and concerning at the same time.

      • Theo Cevallos

        Yup… Kojima is already making ourselves feel weird on the inside… This game is going to be so heavy 🙁

        • MichaelPayneV

          Yeah, i can already feel “The Phantom Pain” of my Oral Communication..

          • Big_Boss88

            I hope you don’t become quiet because of it ;).

          • MichaelPayneV

            No, definitely not. heh.

  • Big_Boss88

    Some playing Dying Light already on PSLive argh ;D… and it release in my country after few days :P.
    Always painful seeing some people play games there days before I can lol.

    Especially when this will happen with TPP. I guess some of them might be reviewers, but still it will be nasty with TPP.

    • Mini gear

      with tpp id cry seeing reviewers play

      • Big_Boss88

        Me too, but will definitely avoid youtube and pslive, when TPP release is close xD …

        • Mini gear

          equip you’re stealth camo when the reviewers come X)

    • MichaelPayneV

      How about you make a Youtube Chanel and Review it, because believe me, by the time TPP releases if you make a Youtube Chanel now you’ll already have enough experience to Review it.

    • Shalashaska

      I felt like running into a wall when they cancelled Dying light for last gen :'(

  • Theo Cevallos

    ¡!!!

    • MichaelPayneV

      Kill Bill, Haha, Amazing Movie…like every Tarantino Movie…except Death Proof, even Tarantino said is his worst Movie, so i agree with him.

      That being said, can’t wait for “The Hateful Eight”

      • Big_Boss88

        Totally agree Michael :D, although Kurt Russel was cool in DP. Also really excited for The Hateful Eight too, I wonder is it gonna be Tarantino’s last movie :(.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Is not, is his Eight Movie, Tarantino said that his 10 or 11 Movie will be his Last.

        • MichaelPayneV

          PS: Can’t wait to see what will Tarantino get out of Channing Tatum.

        • MichaelPayneV

          How about you make a Youtube Chanel and Review it, because believe me, by the time TPP releases if you make a Youtube Chanel now you’ll already have enough experience to Review it.

    • Big_Boss88

      Awesome pic, Kill Zero ;D!

  • MichaelPayneV

    This song has to be in MGSV Score.
    http://youtu.be/wtO0EunG0IQ

    • RJRO

      This music is soo 80´s style.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Heh, I know, right?

  • Django

    I hope we get female soldiers.. besides Quiet. PW had Female soldiers.

  • Edward Wokhands

    For crap’s sake. So it’s going to be at least Q2 or 3. It can’t be March if they’re only telling us the release window. That’s disappointing to be honest. Oh well we don’t want an unfinished game but I do still wonder why they put “early 2015” in Ground Zeroes if they had no idea back then.

    • Mini gear

      maybe, just maybe it still is 0_0 also I think it still says come back early 2015 when you register ground zeros, but the vault code has always said 2015, haven’t bought ground zeros twice so I don’t know

  • Fancymole

    I’m kind of thankful for the release date not being announced yet, means I get time to work on my Venom Snake Cosplay for the release date.

  • DMCMaster

    Calling it, new trailer at GDC which will have a May-August release window

  • Fancymole

    Mfw the release date is only a little while away

    http://i.imgur.com/uZjKJXU.gif?1

  • Darren Rhys Bray

    Well in’till this is announced i’m going to focus my attention on The Order: 1886.

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait!

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  • moto hellogoto

    sweet

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