Konami has reduced the price of the next-gen version of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have been reduced from $39.99 to $29.99.
The digital versions of the game for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will remain at $19.99.
"With the new pricing set for Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, Konami aims to provide as many people as possible an opportunity to experience Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine and the first instalment in the two-part Metal Gear Solid 5 experience," Konami commented.
"Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the second and final part to the Metal Gear Solid 5 experience, will launch on both current and next-gen systems at a later date."
Konami has also announced that Ground Zeroes data unlocks exclusive Phantom Pain content.
Those who buy Ground Zeroes early will get exclusive DLC for us in The Phantom Pain, and 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.
Buying Ground Zeroes unlocks content within the game that you can carry over to The Phantom Pain. Also, prisoners of war and VIPs you rescue in Ground Zeroes will be added to the Mother Base staff in The Phantom Pain, which will provide "Ground Zeroes players an early in-game advantage". Character skins will also carry over.
Mother Base has been described by Konami to be introduced during the events of Ground Zeroes and will play a central role in The Phantom Pain.
Official full details from Konami:
KONAMI unveils MGSV: GROUND ZEROES data unlocks for exclusive PHANTOM PAIN content. New iDroid app offers new level of freedom to MGSV players
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced new details for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. As launch day nears, KONAMI is releasing new details around one of the year’s most anticipated games.
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.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will also bring the game to life by featuring a second-screen iDROID app, which replicates Big Boss’ in-game communication/map device. Downloadable via iOS, Android and Xbox Smart Glass systems for FREE, the iDROID app syncs the main action to a secondary device. Users can call up maps, summon air support, or play any of the cassette tapes found throughout Camp Omega.
Last, KONAMI has also announced that it will offer both physical and digital versions of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for an SRP of $29.99. Bringing pricing in-line with the “current generation” price, KONAMI aims to provide as many people as possible an opportunity to experience Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine and the first installment in the two-part METAL GEAR SOLID V experience. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will remain at the SRP of $29.99 for retail and via download for SRP $19.99.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will be available in retail stores nationwide and online beginning March 18, 2014.