In a recent interview with Siliconera, Jay Boor, the Director of Public Relations for Konami, has confirmed that Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will be two separate games, but both making up the story of Metal Gear Solid V.
“Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are two separate games,” Boor clarified to Siliconera via e-mail. “GZ will be a prologue to The Phantom Pain.”
Hideo Kojima then clarified on Twitter “Ground Zeroes is a prologue of ‘MGSV’. 9 years after that event will be ‘The Phantom Pain’. MGSV is constructed w/ prologue and main game ‘TPP’. The game play demo I presented today is the opening of ‘TPP’ which is tutorial that starts from crawling.”
Siliconera proceeded to milk Boor for further information on whether or not both games will be multiplatform.
“Can’t comment on the SKUs unfortunately [sic]. TPP is definitely 360 and PS3 though.” replied Boor.
This is all very interesting, but it brings up even more questions. Will both games be released at the same time? Will they come in the same package, and how much will they cost? I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.
Source. Siliconera, Hideo Kojima Twitter