Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches worldwide on 1st September 2015.
News of the release comes via NeoGAF where a video interview with series creator Hideo Kojima on IGN's reveals the release date.
"I always say this will be my last Metal Gear, but the games in the series that I've personally produced - Metal on MSX, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4 and Peace Walker - and now Metal Gear Solid 5 constitute a single Metal Gear saga," Kojima says in the video.
"With Metal Gear Solid 5 I'm finally closing the loop on that saga. In that sense, this will be the final Metal Gear Solid. To me, this is the last Metal Gear."
So there we have it. A release date and the end of the series. Whatever will he do next?