Submitted by Rashid Sayed 361d ago | news

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Confirmed To Be A Separate Release, Out Next Spring

Konami have confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will act as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and it will be released in Spring 2014 across current and next generation systems. (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Update Update: North American prices will be $19.99 for digital versions and $29.99 for boxed.

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sigfredod  +   361d ago
Damn! milking already begining on the MGS franchise, my last hope for the Ground Zeros to be a prologue on the same disc than Phantom Pain like the Solid mission on the tanker on MGS2 has just been killed, :(
Angerfist  +   361d ago
The more MGS Games, the merrier. Kojima ain't milking MGS. And I speak for almost everyone here that we are happy for 2 great Games going from this Franchise.
ginsunuva  +   361d ago
No MGS4 was a perfect ending, and it should have stayed there, well maybe except Peace Walker on psp.
CarlosX360  +   361d ago
And actually, I think they're trying to bring back the "MGS2 as demo" feeling. I applaud it. In fact, I welcome it. With wide arms.
I_am_Batman  +   361d ago
If I recall correctly Kojima had trouble fitting MGS4 on a single Blu-Ray. Now that MGSV will be 1080p and open world he might need 2 Blu-Ray Discs to fit the whole game. Maybe that's why he decided to make two separate games out of it. I just hope that both of them will have enough value to justify a seperate release.
MizTv  +   361d ago
So spring 2014?
Name Last Name  +   361d ago
Its just $20 digital and I prefer to play something in spring than having to wait till the full release.
solidjun5  +   361d ago
Well I certainly hope this is more than 4 hours. :-/

I assumed it was 1 game and the early chapters were just the prologue. Sorta like Virtuous Mission and Snake Eater for Metal Gear Solid 3.
yellowgerbil  +   361d ago
don't worry it will be 10hrs or more... just 6 of those hours will be cutscenes of kids making eggs and singing
CallDaCheeseBox  +   361d ago
Hahaha! Beautifully put, dude.
sourav93  +   361d ago
As much as I loved MGS4, I'll have to say that your comment made me ROFL!
chrissx  +   361d ago
Well this sucks
Why the hell does this suck?. We get more MGS so I don't understand why people are complaining.
TheDarpaChief  +   361d ago
I think I'm going to have a heart attack.... ;D
jony_dols  +   361d ago
Hey! Shut up in there willya?!
solidjun5  +   361d ago
LMAO!!!! +1
e-p-ayeaH  +   361d ago
decoy octopus quit the act.
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generic-user-name  +   361d ago
I just hope that The Phantom Pain isn't far behind, I don't want to have to wait until late 2015.
Gamesgbkiller  +   361d ago

I wonder how long the game will be.
sigfredod  +   361d ago
Short enough to be on the same disk i'm sure, $59.99 + $19.99, great bussines :(
xPhearR3dx  +   361d ago
It's not on the same disk. This is it's own game with it's own price and release.
sigfredod  +   361d ago
This say it all: Ground Zeroes consists of one mission - a Cuban rescue mission - that has been extensively demoed this year, including at Tokyo Game Show in September. It will be out on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 next Spring. In the UK it will cost £19.99 on the older platforms and £29.99 on PS4 and Xbox One. In the US, it's considerably cheaper at $19.99/$29.99 respectively.
Just 1 Mission!! why don't put it on the same disk?
Chapter11  +   361d ago
As long as Phantom Pain is $40 this is okay, but if they try to pass it off for $60 while this is $20, then that's a problem.
How is it a problem?. They are two separate experiences and I guerantee that GZ will be a relatively big game for 20 or 30 dollars kind of like an expansion pack for a game. It is the prologue chapter but will be much bigger than simply a chapter in the way they were applied in earlier MGS games. It will comprise of several missions Im willing to bet.
solid_snake3656  +   361d ago
I really hope the metal gear series doesn't have the same fate as resident evil. I can't stand the new features in the game as it is.
Inception  +   361d ago
Dissapointed. Why Konami not release GZ & PP in one disc?

Ah forget my question. I'll just wait Ground Zero & Phantom Pain in the same dics.
Zettroid  +   361d ago
I guess they want everyone to "learn the controls". It's a real stupid move from them. Especially the fact that it has one mission...
Inception  +   361d ago
Yeah. Every MGS had simple tutorials / prologue that doesn't take to long to complete. But right now, why the hell they separate it?

And like solid_snake3656 said, i hope MGS doesn't have the same fate like RE series. My memory still fresh when Capcom made Lost in Nightmare & Desperate Escape as DLC. But some leaked show those story already in the disc :/
Zettroid  +   361d ago
@Inception They must think we can't learn controls as we go on through the game... Actually if they want us to learn, release the demo free of charge. I'm not complaining about paying, but c'mon... It's just not worth it.
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ginsunuva  +   361d ago
Ah it's like Gt5 Prologue.

The game takes too long to finish so they release what they have so far lol.
dorron  +   361d ago
I'll wait for a Ground Zeroes+Phantom Pain combo release.
Buuhan1  +   361d ago
This is pure scumbag tactics, extorting money from fans of the series which have supported it up to this point.

This is a glorified tutorial section that should be included in the $60 release of the Phantom Pain but you're instead going to make people have to spend $80-$90 to get the full package?

UP YOURS, KONAMI. You lost a sale, I'll wait till it's cheap and USED. You ain't getting a dime from me.
Dagobert  +   361d ago
So now they're selling chapters of the game and for some odd reason the next gen versions are digital only. Not sure if Kojima has any power to make this decision but if he did... Wtf man?

Just imagine MGS3 being sold this way, you pay for the short portion of the game, right until the point you meet Sokolov and after that you pay for the rest of the game. If part of the game is 30$ then the remaining better be another 30$ at most and not 60$. Or else MGSV is pretty much 90$. Wtf is going on with Konami and Kojima? Is my favorite game series being ruined?
solidboss07  +   361d ago
Initially I thought 'Fuck No, Kojima San'. But, thinking it over, this means getting some new MGS sooner than what would have been. And, it hopefully means each part of the release will be fleshed out more because of being seperated.
I am still cautious, but willing to embrace this staggered release.
Incidently, I am one of the mugs who purchased MGS 2 Substance, after completing and still owning Sons of Liberty about 7 times...... and the PSP graphic novel of MGS1......... and AC!D 1 and 2, ect ect.
But times have changed. I avoided Raidens gay game. I will be alert to the value of MGS 5!!
-Foxtrot  +   361d ago
No thanks Kojima....think I'll wait for the complete package which you'll obviously do.

Sorry but other developers wouldn't get away with this, but because it's Kojima it's totally fine. No....no it's not.
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