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Following furor over the length of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Konami is dropping the price for the new-generation version. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are now $29.99 for physical and digital versions.
No changes have been made to the price of last-generation versions. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will remain $29.99 for physical copies and $19.99 for digital.
First run retail copies of Ground Zeroes and, for a limited time, digital versions will unlock content for the upcoming Phantom Pain in the form of additional resources for Mother Base. Additionally, anyone who purchases Ground Zeroes can unlock content that will carry over to Phantom Pain, including prisoners, VIPs, and character skins.
Finally, Konami has announced an iDroid app that mirror’s Big Boss’ in-game communications device. The app will allow players to access the map, call in air support, or play cassette tapes on a second screen. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on March 18.
Our TakeThis is a smart move by Konami to edge away from the $40 price point. While some players will continue to play Ground Zeroes for leaderboard purposes, many will simply wish to go through for the story and Phantom Pain unlockables.
Whether $30 is the right price point for you is a personal decision. For Konami, this shows a responsiveness to fan feedback.