Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has been our for over a month now, and today Metal Gear Solid Online has gone live. What this means for Konami is that it is the perfect time for microtransactions and DLC to come to the game.
While the microtransactions may be odd, some of the DLC is even odder. Especially the horse armour for D-Horse. Coming in the form of “Western Tack Horse” armour which is described as “Non-tactical loadout for D-Horse. Perfect for imaginary travels through the Old West” and Parade Tack Horse armour which is “Special tack for ceremonies, parades and other formal occasions, real or imagined” when players will actually find a use for them is questionable at best.
Other content includes costumes for characters, including questionable outfits for the female soldiers. Coming in the form of a tuxedo, fatigues, sneaking suit for Snake and for the female soldiers, Eva’s jumpsuit, and The Boss’ sneaking suit they come with unzippable fronts for “tactical reasons”
Priced at $0.99 each in the store they aren’t exactly expensive DLC but they are odd. It is a sign that more DLC will be on its way, and will probably be just as interesting, if slightly useless.
While Konami did try to stop people worrying about the use of microtransactions in the game, this DLC as well as the “insurance” for FOBs does show a steady increase in the amount of real money that the game seems to be asking for. This could be a bad sign for the game, and as the original positivity around the game starts to fade, could ruin the image of what is a masterpiece.
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