The pricing structure for Konami’s upcoming PlayStation 4 prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has gotten a whisker more palatable today, as the Japanese publisher has announced a slew of pre-launch reductions pertaining to the next generation iteration of the game. Snapping up a boxed copy on Sony’s latest super machine will now cost you £29.99/$29.99, which is considerably cheaper than the intended £39.99/$39.99.

You’ll still be able to get the game for less on the PlayStation 3, as the digital version on the ageing format will set you back £19.99/$19.99. However, if you want a boxed copy for your current-gen console [Yes, we know that’s technically not accurate anymore – Ed], that’ll run you £29.99/$29.99 – the same price as the physical PS4 release. A digital version on the manufacturer’s recently released black marvel will cost you the same. Are you keeping up?

A cynic may argue that this is a direct response to the criticisms lofted at the content’s length earlier in the year, but in truth, most British retailers had opted to ignore the Metal Gear maker’s RRP anyway. While this undeniably makes the package a little more tempting, though, we’re not particularly big proponents of the publisher’s convoluted pricing structure. Perhaps this is another example of creator Hideo Kojima breaking the so-called fourth wall, with the title's cost more confusing than one of its cut-scenes.

[via eurogamer.net]