Some PC owners are experiencing launch issues for Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V's PC launch has been less than stellar for some players.

Even though the master race of PC players have optimal machines to play any multi platform game, it always comes with a risk. Having a completely customizable platform leads to games allow the need for minimum component thresholds that show expecting PC players if their machine can actually run the game. For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, these requirements are extensive. 

 Official PC Specs for MSG 5

While some would already consider playing a Metal Gear game on anything but a PlayStation a cardinal sin, it seems some PC players are regretting their decision for another reason. Windows 10 users have experienced crashes on launch as well as performance drops during the game. This is not necessarily the fault of the operating system, but the updated CPU drivers that the game requires that are not supported by older AMD CPUs. 

Konami has responded to these crashes by saying they are currently working on a fix. As of now, they are still working and will be updating awaiting PC players as soon as a solution is found. If you are having these issues, keep tabs on the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Steam community hub, r/metalgearsolid, and GameSkinny for more information. 

Those who are playing, how are you enjoying it? What platform are you playing on? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Published Sep. 1st 2015
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    Overall a good piece of news, but just a few things you might want to have a look at.
    The first paragraph, 2nd sentence. Doesn't fully make sense.
    And the paragraph just after the specs image, do you mean CPU or GPU? And the sentence about with "updated CPU drivers that..." needs a bit of cleaning up.

    So to answer the question, I'm playing on PC and it runs perfectly on top spec (motion blur and DoF off because I don't like em).

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