Hideo Kojima is making sure to funnel out information regarding Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on a regular basis, not a day passes without me getting to write on something new in their regard. This time around, the developer has revealed the first details on the game’s companion app, iDROID.
The app in question is going to be Kojima’s first step towards connected gaming though it is not the only app that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will get. The Xbox version of the game will get another app for the same purpose based around SmartGlass.
iDROID will take the shape of Snake’s handset when you access it through the game itself, but you should prefer to use it on your smartphone because using the in-game handset could leave you open to enemy fire.
The app will be used for reaching the map, finding target soldiers, calling helicopters and much more. For example, one of the catchy features lets you track places where other players have died through the Heat Map.
Other than the strictly game related use, iDROID can also be used to listen to music as well as audio recordings that will educate you on the background stories of the game.
If you are looking for a bunch of other advantages from the companion app, check out the in-app game that will let you expand Mother Base by customizing the hub’s layout and hence increase functionality.
iDROID and its Xbox substitute will be available for download to your smartphones in Japan on March 20 while the North American market will hopefully get it two days earlier i.e. upon the release of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on March 18, 2014.