OK, this is getting ridiculous. Siliconera has contacted Konami to get to the bottom of the Metal Gear Solid 5/The Phantom Pain/Ground Zeroes mess and to figure out how many new Metal Gear Solid games are actually in development. The answer they got may surprise you.
Jay Boor, Konami’s Director of Public Relations, said: “Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are two separate games. GZ will be a prologue to The Phantom Pain.”
That seems to contradict what Hideo Kojima said earlier this morning when he stated that “Ground Zeroes” is the tutorial that leads to the nine-year time skip before “The Phantom Pain” in Metal Gear Solid V.
I take it back, this whole situation isn’t almost as absurd as the plot of your average Metal Gear Solid game, it’s worse.