Interpreting Konami’s investor call after the release of its financials, one analyst believes that the publisher and developer may choose to launch Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain sometime in FY 2015 or 2016, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
During the Konami investor call, market analyst David Gibson posted via his Twitter account his analyses, including that the game could see a launch in 2015 or 2016.
“Knoami admitting Ground Zeroes is a bit short, MGS5 could be released in FY3/2015 or FY3/2016 depending on the development stage,” Gibson tweeted.
Gibson would add, “Konami budgeted to release seven major console titles this year and sees the same number released in FY3/2015.”
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is the prologue to The Phantom Pain set to launch for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PS4 on March 18.
According to the fellows over at Game Informer, who previewed Ground Zeroes in the latest print edition of the publication, said The Phantom Pain prequel main storyline last only two hours of gameplay.
However, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima defended the game in terms of its length, saying that gamers would be satisfied with the amount of playing time in Ground Zeroes.