Kojima: Ground Zeroes is “a Prologue of MGSV,” Metal Gear Solid V Constructed With “Prologue and Main Game” The Phantom Pain

March 28, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

There was definitely some confusion (should we expect anything different?) when Metal Gear Solid V was announced at GDC, mostly regarding the fact that it combines Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, two games previously thought to be standalone releases.

To help clear everything up, Hideo Kojima took to his Twitter account:

“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.


“TPP” stands for “The Phantom Pain”. We used it as a project code as we were not able to use “MGS5” outloud.

Does everything make sense now? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via, Source 1, 2]

Essential Reading: