Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Gets A Spring 2014 Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, the prologue game to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, has finally been given a release date and will launch in Spring 2014. This release covers the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game.
In case you’re not aware, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is a prologue and will act as an introduction to some of the story and game mechanics you will see in The Phantom Pain. It’s been designed like this to ease you into the new open-world style gameplay that the latest Metal Gear Solid title will use. Hideo Kojima explained the decision behind having a prologue game:
There will be a significant difference in what Metal Gear Solid 5: 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 5: Ground Zeroes has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.
The digital version will set you back £19.99 on current generation consoles (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360) and £29.99 on next-gen consoles (Xbox One and PS4), while the boxed versions will cost £29.99 (you can grab these for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360).
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes showcases the new FOX Engine which is set to revolutionize the Metal Gear Solid experience, and offers a totally new open-world style of gameplay where you get to decide how missions are undertaken. It also boasts a main storyline with a multitude of side missions, ranging from tactical action to ‘covert’ stages sure to bring a few surprises, and will test you in a variety of environments and conditions. In case you’re not already excited, have a look at the latest batch of screenshots and gorgeous artwork. I’m thinking it may be my late Christmas present.