Some people have been confused as to why the developers behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise have split Metal Gear Solid V into two separate titles, but Hideo Kojima has created a video to help gamers understand why, as well as to reveal the new second screen application that will work alongside the Phantom Pain.
In simplicity, the Phantom Pain is not yet complete, but Kojima wants players to experience a taste of what's to come in the game, and to do this, they have decided to go for a second title, Ground Zeroes, to act as a prologue.
Metal Gear Solid V is taking a huge leap from it's routes, and a lot of new gameplay mechanics are being opened up. Ground Zeroes will give players a small taste of what to expect in terms of gameplay content, but it will also give a bit of background history behind the characters and world of MGS, which will be perfect for players who aren't accustomed to the story of Metal Gear Solid.
The story for MGS has always been quite complex, so personally I think that it's a good way to get players into the series. Of course, Ground Zeroes is not necessary to purchase, and gamers could wait for the Phantom Pain instead.
In the video Hideo Kojima goes on to explaining the new app that will be paired with the Phantom Pain. This app will allow players to use their smartphone or tablet to access the in-game menus and interfaces. This means that the open world will continue to breathe on whilst players are nose deep in their inventory.