Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will release on Steam on December 18, according to numerous reports from Russian media.

As compiled by NeoGAF, multiple Russian sources claim to have been told of a release date for the game, with one site claiming that Hideo Kojima revealed the date himself.

If accurate, the PC release would precede the launch of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, which is due out on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in 2015.

Konami declined to comment when contacted about the rumour.