When Konami announced pre-order pricing for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the publisher tried tried a pricing scheme that many gamers had feared for the latest console generation. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of Ground Zeroes were priced at $30 and $20 for physical and digital versions, respectively. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were priced at $40 and $30.
Though the lower pricing for digital versions was a welcome sight for gamers, the higher prices for newer console versions were not. Gamers' displeasure at the pricing was obviously felt, since Konami has now announced a price drop for Ground Zeroes.
The disc-based version of Ground Zeroes for the PS4 and Xbox One will now cost only $30, the same price as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. However, Konami specifically stated in its announcement that the digital version of the game for PS4 and Xbox One will remain at the higher $30 price point.
In addition to the price cut, Konami today also announced some carry-over DLC for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and a second-screen app that will interface with both games.
The carry-over DLC involves the "Mother Base," which will play a central role in The Phantom Pain. Gamers who pre-order Ground Zeroes or download the digital version within a limited time frame will get extra DLC resources in their Phantom Pain Mother Base through a digital code. In addition, anyone who plays Ground Zeroes and rescues POWs and VIPs will have those same people on staff in their Phantom Pain Mother Base.
The second-screen app will be called the "iDroid" app. It will be available on both Android and iPhone platforms for free and will primarily function as a communicator/map. The app will also be used to call in air strikes or listen to cassettes found in Ground Zeroes.