?Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain? Made Avaiable Ahead Of Official Launch, Spoilers Now Fill The Internet, Konami To Take Down Early Streams

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We still have ?V? days to go before the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain officially releases, but some stores have either already delivered their customer?s pre-order copy or are openly selling the game in their shop.


According to This Gen Gaming, ?SimplyGames? have already sent their customer?s pre-orders for MGS5 since yesterday. Here are some happy customers from ?SimplyGames? who received the game early:

SimplyGames?lists the PS4 and Xbox One to be??in stock now? while the PS3 and Xbox 360 version are only listed as only available yet via ?pre-order?.

Middle East

According to VGS, the game is nearly available in every retailer in the Middle East. Select retailers have inflated the price ($80-$90) due to high demand, the report said. Some have even taken advantage of the situation to earn more money:

?Well a lot of suppliers have their copies ready for release but end up giving them away early if a higher buyer pays them under the table,? VGS reported.

Spoilers Fill The Internet

Retails have also broken the street date for the official MGS5: The Phantom Pain guide, Gamerevolution reported. Some users have leaked the guide?s contents on various websites like 4Chan and if you?re not wary, you might accidentally see spoilers from the game, the report said.

Konami To Shut Down Streams

As tons of gamers already have their hands on MGSV, Twitch streams of the game have already gone live, Gearnuke reported.

According to Paradiger, Konami Senior Producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi has seen the various tweets of people who already procured a copy of the game. Imaizumi doesn?t seem to be happy of the early release of the game. He threatened?to take down MSG5 streams as he doesn?t want players to spoil the game.

How can we blame retailers for wanting to let gamers play the game this early? MGS fans are itching to get their hands on the game after MGS5 garnered tons of perfect reviews. Konami and Kojima has also heavily teased the game with tons of new trailers and new announcements nearly every day. Also, how can we not be hyped when critics say The Phantom Pain is a vastly bigger and better game than MGS5: Ground Zeroes?

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be officially released this September 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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