MGSV: Ground Zeroes releasing in Japan on Xbox One September 4th, as download only

The Xbox One is set to launch in Japan on September 4th, and one of the games available on the same day will be Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain. The game has been available on other platforms since March this year.


Where several retail versions where available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360, on Xbox One the game will only be offered as a download, for a price of 2477 yen.

Source: Kojima Productions Japan

  • PrinceHeir

    Oh it’s finally fix! I couldn’t use my Disqus early today and was trying to log in me as a blogspot.

    Can’t believe it took them so long? And download only? Just wait for Phantom Pain now ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Actually September 4th is the release date of the Xbox One in Japan, that’s why the game is being released only then.

      Good to see the comments are working again!

      • Venom Snake

        Do you think the PC Version of Ground Zeroes will come one September 4 as well?

        • A PC version hasn’t been announced yet, so probably not.

          • Venom Snake

            So when do you expect them to announce the PC version?

            We know is coming, after Hideo said a lot of time that was running on PC without even being asked, and at least i hope he was not trolling, i would lose my Entire Respect for Hideo if he was talking about PC just to Troll us Gamers and give us NOTHING!

          • But he never said there would surely be a PC version, just that he would like it. Maybe it will come out later, as happened to Rising. But Kojima never promised it or anything.

          • Venom Snake

            That’s also true, but start saying that is running on PC, without even being asked AT ALL, and say that in past was hard to develop for PC, and how easy it is not to Develop PC Games with Fox Engine that get later ported to Console, if after this you basically Troll and said it just to get attention hoping PC Gamers would find about your game and buy a PS4, that would make Hideo and Asshole.

            And yes, i know the problem is Konami, they don’t see PC as a market for Gaming, that’s why even the PC Versions of PES are not well optimized, but Hideo sees potential, and looks like he wants back in PC Gaming, after all, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake were PC Games, so MG started on PC, and it should come back to PC, only 2 Released Full MGS Games that have a number are not on PC (3, 4), but we did get the Latest Full MG Game Rising on PC, so there is hope!

            Anyway, i’m buying a PS4, so i guess i’m a Sheep,…wait, whats’ happening, what’s up with this balloon , No, meeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeh!

          • Maybe they are afraid of the piracy, and want to wait a little while to release it on PC because of that, like what Rockstar does with GTA.

          • Venom Snake

            Hope so, but they better give us the Original Version that is being ported to PS4, PS3, X360 and X1, and not a port from the X1 or PS4 Version, they better give the PAX 12 GZ and DGC 2013 Phantom Pain Graphics!

          • That’s the PS4 version.

          • Venom Snake

            Nope, unfortunately the PS4 is not as powerful Hideo expected it to be, and the Gameplay from 2012 and 2013 at DGC were the PS3/X360 Versions runing on PC, since the PS4 and X1 Version Development started like 1 month after E3 2013!

            Anyway, nice talking to you!

          • It seems some people are talking about a downgrade comparing the newly released gameplay to last year’s E3 trailer, but if there is one, it looks like it’s very minimal. Also, it’s difficult to compare in the first place because the new demo seems to take place under different lighting conditions and it’s a newer build of the game. It’s work in progress (the game won’t come out soon) and we can’t really tell what KojiPro did behind the scenes, nor can we really draw any conclusions before the game is actually released.

          • Venom Snake

            I see just a little Downgrade, Infamous Second Son level, not Watch Dogs level, but you can’t deny that this Gameplay has a lot better Color Filter and Global Illumination, and that compared to E3 2013 this does feel like a Desert, like Afganistan.

            I also have a theory about the little downgrade.

            Hideo expected the PS4 and X1 to be more advanced then they really are, he expected them to have Hight End PC’s Architecture, which turned out to be Mid End PC Architecture, and AMD instead of Nvidia, so they had to lower some things!

            Also, let’s not forget that MGSV is a PS3/X360 Game that also comes to PS4 and X1, just like GTAV, is a Cross Gen Game, which ironically is The Best looking PS4 Game to date!

          • Both the E3 2013 trailer and the latest gameplay are of a work in progress, and it’s subject to change. We don’t really know what they removed or added in the meantime. So yeah, we can theorize about what happened, but we can’t really know.

          • Venom Snake

            That’s true, and i have to say the downgrade, at least what we saw in this new Gameplay is small, unnoticable, and in most aspects is even better, so we will have to wait for The Game to release!

          • True. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Fiddle Pain V

    Well now we know for sure TPP is coming 2015 because Konami will want to maximize its sales on all platforms. So they will wait till Xbox One releases and sells well then they will give kojimas team the go ahead!

    • It’s unlikely the game will sell well on the Xbox One in Japan, wether it’s now or a year from now. Kojima also said TPP will come out ‘when there are many people with PS4s’. He didn’t mention the Xbox. But yeah, don’t expect the game before 2015.

      • Fiddle Pain V

        I see thanks for that response. Also the GZ free DLC leaflet says come back early 2015 to claim the code. So yeah 2015 pretty much. Its going to be a masterpiece so I don’t mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Datguy8923

    I think it’s safe to say the only people with Xbox One’s in Japan are US armed service members serving there.

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