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Metal Gear Solid 5 to Release in 2014 or 2015 Depending On Ground Zeroes’ Performance

Senior research analyst David Gibson has revealed an interesting little bit of information on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
Apparently, Konami will decide the release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain based on the former’s performance.

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BiggCMan957d ago

Metal Gear always performs well surprisingly, despite it not really being talked about from most people. It's like a silent seller, not unlike Gran Turismo really (at least in the states). And I think the price tag will look nice to lots of people, driving even more sales.

I think people are worrying too much on the "30 dollars for one mission" thing. There could be much more after the destruction of Mother Base for all we know. And more things before the rescue mission as well.

And what we do know if you've been paying attention, is that there will be LOADS of side things to mess around with in the area like Metal Gear always does.

I don't think there's anything to fret about concerning the separate releases.

xPhearR3dx957d ago

My problem is they portrayed it as one title, but with two parts. Meaning, it would ship together. Depending on how many games are out on PS4 (Plus PC since I'm primarily a PC gamer), I might just hold off on Ground Zeroe's and purchase them both once 5 releases.

GTA V was kind of similar with GTA Online launching after GTA V, and that two week wait was a pain in the ass. It's like, okay you saw half the game, now wait for the rest. I feel I'd enjoy MGS5/GZ as a whole by playing them back to back without a possible massive wait in between.

jay2957d ago

Online wasn't and really still isn't ready to launch with gta v. There the difference. Gta online wasn't ready, gz will be.

xPhearR3dx957d ago

@jay2

What? GTA Online has been flawless for me. I only had issues up until day 3. After that, I've had no issues what so ever. Plus, GTA Online is exactly that. Online. Plus the fastest selling game of all time. To be fully up and running for me in 3 days is pretty damn good. GZ won't be online (at least to my knowledge).

My main point is, GTA Online was a HUGE part of GTA V, just like GZ is going to be a HUGE part for MGS5. Releasing them separate and on a much bigger waiting scale is going to be very painful.

SoulMikeY957d ago

First off, online NEVER counts as "part of a game" it is an addition to it. GTA online is an extra, you paid $60 for story mode. Secondly, if TPP is 300x bigger, it should be a hundred dollar video game right? No. Because you're already getting a hell of a deal paying $60.

So shut up and tell them thank you for the $30 game I should be paying $60 for.

F***ing babies.

xPhearR3dx957d ago

@SoulMikeY

Online never counts as part of the game? Says who? The rules by SoulMikeY? So I guess people who buy World of Warcraft are paying for the single player right? Oh wait.

GTA Online is only accessible by the GTA V disc. Meaning I paid $60 for SP and MP. Had GTA Online been a free separate download, then you would have a point.

I shouldn't be thanking anyone for these two games at their price because I haven't played them to know if the price justifies the game itself.

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TheOneWhoIsTornApart957d ago

Im going to clarify this stuff about the "one mission" thing right now. It is not one mission in a gameplay perspective. It is only one mission in the sense that Big Boss is going to Cuba solely to extract Chico and Paz for his mission. MGS 1 was only one mission too don't forget. Kojima said that GZ is a pretty big game and is multple missions long. Phantom Pain is 300 times bigger than GZ and is open world. 30 dollars for GZ is worth it in my opinion.

xPhearR3dx957d ago

Wait. GZ isn't open world?

_FantasmA_957d ago

I get what your saying, but if Pain is 300 times bigger, then GZ should be 300 times less cheaper. I think its $30? but that is too much. I'd gladly pay $15-$20 as a digital download, but only it its a month or two before Pain is released. Otherwise, I'd rather save my money from Pain.

Irishguy95957d ago

Didn't know it was cheaper than a full release, I will see what happens when it comes out. See how long it is etc.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart957d ago

Official fact sheet for GZ. http://www.dualshockers.com... trying to educate people on GZ so they don't keep thinking its just one measely mission like the Demo they showed off was. It is a relatively big game for thirty dollars.

joe90957d ago

People spend $60 on 4 hour games so i'm sure people don't mind spending $30 on potentially 10-15 hours of MGS:GZ

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_QQ_957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

Buy it people. 2014 can potentially be the best year in gaming in a looong time if these games come out, Zelda wiiu,Monolith's X,FF15,MGSV, Witcher 3,Naughtydog's game,last guardian,Halo5, Heroes of the Storm and Watchdogs,

EXVirtual957d ago

I'm probably not gonna buy it.
I'll buy the Phantom Pain, but not this, since it might be bundled with Phantom Pain later.
That being said, yeah. 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for gaming. BTW, what are you getting MGSGZ on?

_QQ_957d ago

PS4, i plan on getting one around spring or summertime next year.

-Foxtrot957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

This...totally this

Whats the point in buying this when you can get it included with MGSV. Of all the bundles and collections they#ve done over the years they will do it.

I don't want them continuing this trend of doing downloadable stuff for main games, it's like a prologue to MGSV like what Snakes tanker missions were in MGS2. Why should I pay more for the overall game being spilt into two parts.

Irishguy95957d ago

Yeah could be a great year, I don't think FFXV will release next year though. 2015 I believe.

SoulMikeY957d ago

It will. SE has no "money makers" in 2014. LR:FFXIII is this year for Japan. FFXV will be a worldwide release seeing as it's a main title. So late 2014 is the only option.

Plus English voice is already being recorded, which is usually one of, if not THE last things they do.

xPhearR3dx957d ago

In a long time? You crazy? 2013 has been incredible for gaming. GTA V, The Last of Us, Path of Exile, Metro Last Light, Tomb Raider, Ni No Kuni just to name a few.

BadlyPackedKeebab957d ago

tis when it tis. Late 2014 will be full of must buys anyway so spring 2015 is a good place to put it really.

ExitToExisT957d ago

I will not buy Ground Zeroes if it is like 2 hours.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart957d ago

It will be much longer than that. I dont' understand why people think it's only going to be some little mission and that's it. Kojima said it's is relatively large game and will consist of several missions.

MrSwankSinatra957d ago

it's one mission not several that has been confirmed by konami themselves and every other video game site out there. sorry but i'm not buying ground zeroes because knowing konamis greedy asses there will be a a version of phantom pain that comes with ground zeroes.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart957d ago

@MrSwankSinatra: Im sorry but you're wrong. When they announced that GZ is sold separately it said that it is one mission but wasn't clarified at that time what that meant. Now we know that it is one mission from a story standpoint just like MGS 1 was only one mission which was the Shadow Moses mission. Heres the official fact sheet released a few days ago. http://www.dualshockers.com...

Luke_fon_Fabre957d ago

I don't think the main story of it will be that short, but it will not be that long. BUT, there will likely be a plethora of bonus missions à la Peace Walker.

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