Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Copies Leak Early, Konami Shutting Down Streams

Ahead of its official release on September 1 in North America and Europe, early copies of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain have made their way into the hands of gamers, apparently due to retailers breaking street dates.

In a series of tweets, Konami confirmed they are actively shutting down streams and looking to erase the release of any new content to help avoid spoilers:

As well, Producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi responded to the leaks:

Will you be avoiding the internet until The Phantom Pain launches on September 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC?