#1 Edited by Reisz (1490 posts) -

For anyone confused by Kojima Productions splitting Metal Gear Solid V into two games, here's the breakdown:

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

ground ze·ro

noun

  • a site of devastation, disaster or attack.
  • a starting point or base for some activity.

Taking place directly after the events of Peace Walker, Big Boss goes on a Mission, it rains, there's jeep stealth and everything goes bad for everyone. Ground Zeroes looks to be more straight military stealth action with slightly less Metal Gear flamboyance. Big Boss is hospitalised in the aftermath.

Release date: TBA-spring 2014

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

phantom pain

  • the sensation of pain in a part of the body that has been removed.

Taking place several years after the events of Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain begins with an emaciated Big Boss waking from a coma minus one left arm. Big Boss goes on a bunch of missions, there are horses, a day/night cycle, flying whales, Revolver Ocelots and bikini snipers. This is where all of the signature Metal Gear flamboyance comes in.

Release date: TBA 2014-2015

They are two seperate retail releases and both titles are in development for 360,PS3,XBO and PS4 with a PC port possible down the road.

It all seemed pretty clear to me but I've been playing since before Metal Gear got solid at all, so I'm already messed up.

#2 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@reisz said:

there are horses, a day/night cycle, flying whales, Revolver Ocelots and bikini snipers

You could've just said "Hideo Kojima".

#3 Posted by MB (12376 posts) -

@reisz: Moved to the MGS V forum...can you please review this topic before you post again? Thanks.

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#4 Posted by xyzygy (9978 posts) -

Wait WTF so it's actually going to be split into two separate, boxed games? Really.... hm.

#5 Edited by Ramone (2964 posts) -

Weird. The only precedent I can remember for this sort of thing is GT prologue.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13195 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

Wait WTF so it's actually going to be split into two separate, boxed games? Really.... hm.

I thiiiiiiiiiiiiink Ground Zeroes is downloadable only? Maybe? I read that in a comment somewhere.

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#7 Posted by Yummylee (21613 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

Wait WTF so it's actually going to be split into two separate, boxed games? Really.... hm.

I thiiiiiiiiiiiiink Ground Zeroes is downloadable only? Maybe? I read that in a comment somewhere.

Only on next-gen for whatever reason. There'll be a physical alternative for PS3/360.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10986 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

Wait WTF so it's actually going to be split into two separate, boxed games? Really.... hm.

I thiiiiiiiiiiiiink Ground Zeroes is downloadable only? Maybe? I read that in a comment somewhere.

They confirmed today that Ground Zeroes is going to be downloadable and boxed for PS3 and 360, but downloadable only for PS4 and Xbox One. Though, there may also be a boxed version for next gen and they didn't mention that. Maybe.

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#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14817 posts) -

I think I'll most likely end up buying this twice (once PS3 once PS4) but I'm really interested in seeing what the Fox Engine can do with the PS3 hardware.

#10 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1415 posts) -

Weird having them separated but it makes sense.

I hope MGS5:PP leads into the original Metal Gear games.....thus allowing Kojima to remake those games and finally realizing his original vision.

#11 Posted by RonGalaxy (3162 posts) -

I got into a slight argument with some folks over at kotaku who were sooo sure it was gonna be one package. WHO'S LAUGHING NOW! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Oh wait, I don't want to pay 90 bucks for, essentially, 1 game... Oh MAAAAANNNN. Sometimes being right SUCKS