Some 'Ground Zeroes' content will carry over to the 'The Phantom Pain.'
Konami has streamlined the pricing for 'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.' with the upswing being the extra $10 premium for next-gen versions no longer part of the equation. Now, hard copy versions for all four platforms, the Xbox One, PS4, 360, and PS3, are priced at $29.99, and all digital versions are priced at $19.99.
In addition to a more attractive and sensible price for the Xbox One and PS4 versions, Konami has shared some details about player content that will carry over to 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.'
From Konami, "First, it was revealed that those who purchase METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES early on will receive exclusive DLC for use within THE PHANTOM PAIN. The DLC will only be available in the first batch of the retail version and for a limited period of time for the digital version. The DLC provides players with additional resources for a Mother Base area that will be available in THE PHANTOM PAIN. Mother Base is introduced during the events of GROUND ZEROES and plays a central role in the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Unlocked through downloadable code, the added staff for Mother Base will give GROUND ZEROES players an edge when they take on THE PHANTOM PAIN.
"In addition, anyone that purchases GROUND ZEROES will be able to unlock exclusive content within the game to carry-over to THE PHANTOM PAIN. Prisoners of war and VIPs rescued in GROUND ZEROS will be added to the Mother Base staff in THE PHANTOM PAIN, providing GROUND ZEROES players an early in-game advantage; character skins will also be able to be carried over."
Konami also shared some details on the game's companion app, iDROID, "which replicates Big Boss' in-game communication/map device." With the free iOS, Android, and Xbox Smart Glass app, players call access maps, summon air support, and playback any of the cassette tapes found in the game.
You can find the latest info on 'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Author: Brian Hoss