If you haven’t heard yet, “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” has been given the release date of Spring 2014. While that is awesome news, looking over the press release for the announcement brought something else to light as well, and that’s the game’s price.
With a MSRP of $29.99 for retail copies on current generation systems, and a $19.99 MSRP for digital copies, the game will be fairly cheap right from the start. The next-gen versions aren’t any better with a MSRP of $29.99 as well.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” has been advertised as a prologue for “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” from the very beginning, but at no point did this seem like it would be a bad thing. Most fans would likely agree that more “Metal Gear Solid” can never be a bad thing right?
Now though things seem a little more worrying. Will “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” give gamers the same quality they expect from the “Metal Gear Solid” series? If it does, will it be of sufficient length for those same players? Prologues usually aren’t as lengthy as what they precede so this question may have merit.
This is especially the case when you add the low MSRP. There already seems to be a bit of a stigma that attaches itself to games that release at less than $59.99 anyway, so the whole prologue thing could just add fuel to the fire. While it’s probably not fair, it’s just the way things are.
Players will likely have to wait until the game’s release to see for themselves how things play out, but hopefully this will be a case of much ado about nothing. Until then what do you think? Does the price bother you a bit, or are you just happy to have more “Metal Gear Solid”?