Konami has released quite a lot of new information for Metal Gear Solid V, including new screenshots and information as to how Ground Zeroes will feed into a player’s progress in The Phantom Pain. The first major revelation is the Mother Base and how it will link both parts of Metal Gear Solid V together. The Base will be available to players in Ground Zeroes and it is here where any prisoners of war or other characters that have been rescued will go.
Apparently who you rescue in Ground Zeroes will have repercussions on how events unfold within The Phantom Pain, though Konami doesn’t specify in exactly what way this occurs. Along with Mother Base is the iDroid companion app which will be used to build the base while on the go, used as a second screen to show the map of the game world, help call in air support, and gives you the chance to listen to any sound files you find during the game. The app will also have a leaderboard to show how good you are at completing levels against the rest of the world.
In terms of pre-order bonuses early adopters will get exclusive Mother Base items that will be accessible in The Phantom Pain, and not in Ground Zeroes. There’s also quite a lot of new screenshots showing new action, and the iDroid app’s interface and some deja vu.
Source: Konami PR