Konami employee confirms no retail version for Ground Zeroes on XB1 and PS4, big announcement coming soon

After the announcement that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will release in the spring of next year, some people are wondering why the current gen version will have both a physical and a digital release, whereas the next gen version only seems to be getting a digital version.

Konami posted this tweet on their official Twitter, after a user asked about a retail version for PlayStation 4:

However, it seems like Konami is not planning to release a retail version for the next gen consoles. ToraShiro, a user at the NeoGAF forums who claims to work for Konami, answered some questions regarding this decision (click the images to enlarge, but the information is also cited below).

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“I work for Konami (KDE-US) and I can confirm that at this time there are no plans for a retail version of the Xbox One and PS4 SKUs of GROUND ZEROES. That’s the official word around the office right now.”

About the aforementioned Tweet he says:

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“PS4 will not be getting a physical edition. That answer was in regards to what will be included in the retail version (PS3/X360). I’ll make sure my associate is more clear in the future.”

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“Any reason for this?
I mean, any logical reason?”

– “Yes, there are. Can I share them in a public forum? Nope.jpg”

Konami does seem to have some kind of ‘big announcement’ coming up.

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“How would you say GZ compares to MGS1, 2, 3 or 4 in terms of length and content.”

– “Kudos for asking! But unfortunately I can’t give any specifics (I like my job and intend to keep it). You’ll have to wait until our big announcement.”

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“I guess you can’t talk about the content or its length in regards to GZ?”

– “I have no guarantee of my safety from MSF hit-squads if I were to divulge that classified info. We do have a big announcement coming soon-ish that should shed some light on those questions, though.”

All pretty vague, but it looks like we will be getting more information (relatively) soon.

Update: The big announcement will take place before this year’s Video Game Awards. So that means before December 6.

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“Can you please give us a time frame of when we can expect that announcement? Is it going to before the VGAs or after?

– “It will take place before the VGAs.”

Source: Konami Twitter, NeoGAF

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