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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes gets a permanent price drop

Now £19.99 / €19.99 across all consoles.

Konami has finally lowered the somewhat controversial price of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes to £19.99 / €19.99 across all consoles.

Kept you waiting [on a price drop], huh?

This includes the retail releases.

Previously, the game went for £29.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, while retail releases of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions went for the same. It was only the digital releases of the last-gen versions that went for £19.99.

This wasn't as bad as it was initially announced for, when the retail releases of the next-gen versions were planned to go for £39.99. Konami later thought better of this and lowered the price ahead of release.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is due for a Steam release on 18th December, though we're not sure what the price will be there. We've asked Konami about this and will update should we hear back.

While Ground Zeroes was expensive, it was also very good. "You can't put a price on class like this," wrote our Martin Robinson in his MGS5: Ground Zeroes review. "The very best thing about Ground Zeroes is how the series has cast away so many of its cinematic pretensions and fallen in love with being a video game all over again. As a precursor to Phantom Pain, it suggests that greatness awaits, but even on its own terms Ground Zeroes is something special."

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