MGSV GZ Companion App screens show Mother Base Building and Play Records

As many people know Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will make use of a companion app, a smartphone or tablet app that interacts with the game and can be used for various purposes. Some interesting new details can be found in images posted by Famitsu.


Marked enemies are displayed in real time



Heat maps created using data from players all around the world


Managing Mother Base via the app.


Play Records. According to Kojima Productions, completing this will take quite some time.

The app can be used simultaneously while playing the game. You can move around the map with finger gestures, and zoom in using a pinching gesture.


The Xbox 360 version will make use of Microsoft’s ‘Xbox SmartGlass’ feature.

The App will be available for OS and Android March 20 in Japan. At this point there is no release date for the west, but it can be assumed it will be made available the same day the game launches. So far no confirmation though.

Source: Famitsu, via Gamer Syndrome

  • crimsonfox

    Oh man, I’m going to be wasting my life when this comes out. All the effort that is going into every aspect of this game is impressive. I think it’s safe to say that when I became a Kojima groupie in ’98 I made the right choice.

    • Janeo

      This game is not going to help my already terrible social life and I’m fine with it I mean is there anything better in this world then sitting down to play metal gear

      • crimsonfox

        I think I understand what you are saying my friend. Although… Intercourse or what we refer to as “El Sexo” in my household is still my top ranking thing to do. Besides a Nutella sandwich and a tall glass of milk. yum…

  • EimajOzear

    Hopefully the Vita will make use of this.

    • Batzi

      Same here. I have a Windows 8 tablet/laptop (VAIO Duo 13) but I don’t think that will be compatible with the app since they only mentioned iOS & Android devices.

    • Danny (Soundwave)

      The Vita will have Remote Play though, so that’s pretty sweet!

  • TheF1BOB

    I’ll buy an iPad just for this lol.

    • Batzi

      We are buying a lot of things just for that 😛

      I bought a PS4 & and sound system just for that xD

      • TheF1BOB

        Might get a PS4 after seeing how the dynamic weather simulation makes it so natural looking.

        Can get it at a good price too. 😀

        • TheUnkn0wn

          I’m defo getting the Xbox One version. Dat Raiden Xbox exclusive mission.


    So by smartphones they mean that Galaxy S4 will work too?!! That will certainly makes my day.

  • fox1028

    why is that mother base different? or its the same put together?

  • Hellrasinbrasin

    …The black hole of time. Metal Gear Solid V. March 18th I choose you!!!

  • lostsnak182

    so wait what, forgive me if i read wrong. but there is base building in GZ?!

    • Nyxus

      Seems that way, I’m not sure how that will work since the base supposedly is destroyed at the end, but at the very least we know that you can recruit people and they will be carried over to The Phantom Pain.

      • TheF1BOB

        Yeah the hostages you rescue throughout the various of missions get carried over to PP.

        And it looks like who can do more than that as well judging from the screenshot.

        • Nyxus

          I’m checking the full Game Informer interview and it seems to me base building is not in Ground Zeroes: “Also, in this game [Ground Zeroes] world you don’t have the Fulton Recovery System; you can rescue hostages, that’s all you can do. In Phantom Pain you will have hostages and you will be able to rescue scientists and whatnot. They will be transported to the base. While you’re not there the base will grow bigger. You will have some more gaming elements.” ( So I guess that screen is just a mini game that comes with the app.

      • Hellrasinbrasin

        …It could be that the Mother Base management is in reference to the Auxiliary Unit that Big Boss will command in TPP.

      • Janeo

        That picture makes it seem like there is a lot more you can do with mother base which I don’t get because it will be destroyed after we finish the main mission then we just move onto side missions. Seems like there are still a few things we don’t know about this game

  • flying_fox

    Errr… Does that mean there is base building and outer ops in GZ?? Wow… I had no idea!

    • Nyxus

      Someone should look at the Famitsu article. Someone who reads Japanese. 😉

      • Jonny2x4

        The companion app includes a Mother Base development minigame that you play on the app itself. It’s meant to manage any weapons or soldiers you gain from Ground Zeroes (presumably so you could later transfer your Mother Base data to Phantom Pain).

        • Nyxus

          Ah, thanks for the clarification!

  • Fredy Carius

    I’m shedding manly tears…

  • CryptDemon

    It’d be sweet if we could import our info from peace walker for this.

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