Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes graces the cover of the March issue of Game Informer. The issue details various aspects of the game including its length, which may seem short initially.
Game Informer got to play a near-final build of the upcoming Konami game and it took them less than two hours to complete the main mission.
We have to keep in mind that Ground Zeroes was never intended to be a full game and is the prologue of the full MGSV experience, The Phantom Pain. Fans of the series can see this entry as the tanker mission from MGS2: Sons of Liberty or the virtuous mission from MGS3: Snake Eater. Both of those missions were the respective prologues to their games and they both lasted about two hours.
While the main story mission of Ground Zeroes may last two hours, this isn’t all that the game has to offer. Series creator Hideo Kojima has said that GZ will contain a good amount of side missions to engage in. This will no doubt boost the playtime. If this game is anything like previous entries then replaying it on different difficulties should give players different rewards and will also extend the length.
This issue of Game Informer will hit newsstands shortly and if you subscribe to the magazine you should be getting a copy soon. The issue will have three segments on the game including the history of Kojima, Ground Zeroes and of course, The Phantom Pain. The 20 page feature will also have screenshots that show off just how beautiful the Fox Engine is. The cover art is done by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist, Yoji Shinkawa which itself is a reason to buy/look forward to this issue.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The last gen versions will cost $20 for digital and $30 for retail while the current gen versions will cost $30 for digital and $40 for retail.