Konami has not been on most people’s good side recently – their treatment of Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions, the reports coming out about how toxic of a work environment Konami is, as well as the company looking like they are moving completely away from games to focus on their health clubs in Japan and pachinko machines.
But Konami is not done making people mad yet, as the physical version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PC only includes a 8.78MB Steam installer. That’s it. No game files or anything. You are buying a disc with Steam on it.
Once you install Steam from the disc, you will have to download Metal Gear Solid V from Steam, which will be a 28GB file. Here is the tweet from @graphure showing the entire contents of the disc:
Half of me thinks: “Really Konami? Really?” But the other half is really not surprised at all. Konami has no good will for their customers at all, and the company’s actions in the past couple months has shown this. They really don’t care about the customer, and this just seems like another big “fuck you” to PC players who have a slow internet connection or a bandwidth cap. Bravo Konami, bravo.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released September 1 on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.