Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Release Window And Price Announced
According to a press release sent to VG247,Â Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is slated for a Spring 2014 release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Kojima had this to say regarding how the two games tie together:
The advanced capabilities of the FOX Engine have allowed me to tell the new story in a new way. There will be a significant difference in what Metal Gear Solid : The Phantom Pain brings to the series, so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential. As such,Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.
The events ofÂ Ground Zeroes set in motion all the events that occur in the story ofÂ The Phantom Pain. Therefore,Â Ground Zeroes is the cause andÂ The Phantom Pain is the effect.Â Ground ZeroesÂ is an infiltration mission into a Cuban prison camp. It is currently unknown what happens in this prison camp but, whatever it is that transpires, it directly links into the events ofÂ The Phantom Pain and explains why it happens.
The game will release on PS3 and Xbox 360 for a physical retail price ofÂ Â£29.99 and a digital price ofÂ Â£19.99. On the PS4 and Xbox One, the digital versions are priced atÂ Â£29.99. Currently there is no word on the USD price, but if one were to convertÂ Â£29.99 to USD out of curiosity, that equals $47.88. Converting Â£19.99 to USD is equivalent to $31.91.Â Make of that what you will.