Is the game coming out in 2 months?
Hideo Kojima, as you’re very much aware, is famous for his bizarre game plots and complex explanations for simple things. With that in mind, it’s surprising to find that some retailers, which include the Microsoft Store and Rakuten have the game listed as being available at retail on February 24th 2015, despite the fact that Kojima hasn’t made any announcements regarding the games official release date.
He has, however, in the past confirmed a 2015 release date. The image above was posted by a Redditor with the following message, “I work at a popular retail store as their inventory manager. I always check to see if the date changes periodically and it was always 12/31/2014. Today it switched and i think I cracked the code.”
Though it’s entirely possible that the date, which is a Tuesday, is just a place holder and that it holds no weight. But it wouldn’t be unlike Kojima to make a surprise announcement, just to keep you on your toes. Naturally, take all of this with a huge heaping handful of salt. Further more, following the release of Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain is on Steam as “Coming Soon”.