When the VR Missions were announced yesterday as a DLC pack, it led to some confusion about whether there won’t be any in the retail version of the game. Today Metal Gear Rising’s producer Yuji Korekado clarified this.
He explains on Twitter that there will be in fact VR Missions in the retail version of the game. The DLC pack announced yesterday (the one that’s exclusive to PlayStation 3 in North America) are additional missions that they are working on now.
Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba emphasized on the same thing: these are extra mission developed after the creation of the game, and nothing will be cut from the retail version.