Submitted by BiggCMan 503d ago | news

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. (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

BiggCMan  +   503d 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.
xPhearR3dx  +   503d 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.
jay2  +   503d 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.
xPhearR3dx  +   503d ago

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.
SoulMikeY  +   503d 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.
xPhearR3dx  +   503d ago

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.
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.
xPhearR3dx  +   503d ago
Wait. GZ isn't open world?
_FantasmA_  +   503d 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.
Irishguy95  +   503d 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.
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.
joe90  +   503d 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
shadow18spirit  +   503d ago
Probably late 2014
_QQ_  +   503d 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,
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EXVirtual  +   503d 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_  +   503d ago
PS4, i plan on getting one around spring or summertime next year.
-Foxtrot  +   503d 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.
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Irishguy95  +   503d ago
Yeah could be a great year, I don't think FFXV will release next year though. 2015 I believe.
SoulMikeY  +   503d 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.
xPhearR3dx  +   503d 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.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   503d 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.
ExitToExisT  +   503d ago
I will not buy Ground Zeroes if it is like 2 hours.
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.
MrSwankSinatra  +   503d 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.
@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_Fabre  +   503d 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.
jay2  +   503d ago
Mgs tpp will launch when it's done it won't be held back if it's done.
Lboogieskells  +   503d ago
I'm not buying a demo.
mastemikegee  +   503d ago
I swear some people just don't want to read that fact sheet or something -_-

Peace Walker is the longest Metal Gear game I have played to date in terms of missions and re-playability and maintaining Mother Base and whatnot. The amount of hours you can put into that game equals to an RPG I'd say.

TPP is essentially what PW could have been if it were released to console. We all know that TPP is going to be big and open-world but I think a lot of people are not keeping in mind that GZ is small only in comparison to TPP and not as a standalone game!

If GZ is 30hrs gameplay, that's a good length.
However, If TPP is over 500hrs gameplay then GZ is really small in comparison but still worth the money.
(Again, That was just an example)

Remember: Even MGS3 could be finished in less than 2hrs on a speed run and I highly doubt anyone is gonna try and speed run this on their first play-through!

I think most people will be surprised as to how big it will be (10hrs+) and simply overwhelmed at the idea that TPP is 300x more!

If you need more proof:
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Playstationologist  +   503d ago
It's mgs, you may have your own issue of why it's not perfect but it's very hard to name another franchise that's been around 25 years where every single title released is high quality and also fresh when compared to the previous title.

As for these analysts... Annoying. GZ will be a best seller this year by default. V will be released when kojima has deemed it ready, hopefully not too long after gz.
lazyboyblue  +   503d ago
If konami really wants the next gen version to sell like current gen then why don't they price them the same?
No greed wins again as ps4/xb1 release is a whole £10 dearer.
Cue another article in 6 months with konami bitching that customers didn't go for next gen.
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Persian_Immortal  +   503d ago
Considering its multiplat the sales expectations will shoot up aswell, due to production values, porting juggling resources etc. I don't know Konami's budget for the tentative title but if 5 million sales of MGS4 aren't justifiable enough to go exclusive for the next installment than MGSV needs to sell at least 12 million to be successful as a multi title game(5 platforms. Bungie a title from a former studio synonymous with the Xbox brand have a game called Destiny which needs to outsell Halo to be profitable if they are pushing for those high production values/marketing that became standard with their Halo Series.Their are many benefits of being exclusive lower budgets, Uncharted 2 cost 26 million yet out powers games in production values which have 200 million budgets. The game industry Is very fickle but at times Multi or Exclusive depends on your financial status. Titanfall is Exclusive to Xbox due to an Agreement between EA and Microsoft its all in Respawn best interest, they may not have the resources at this current time to go on all desirable platforms but the success of TF as exclusivity can define where the company's ventures may be headed. Further more back to the main Topic Metal Gear Solid V should do well, 87% of the sales maybe attributed to the PlayStation brand where most of the metal gear fans are lastly Capcom is doing Exclusives for a reason they don't have the resources for multiplat titles at this point in time which explains all the Dead Rising, Deep Down and Monster hunter biz.

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