It looks like suspicions are confirmed and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will feature optional micro-transactions.
A number of previews from a recent event hosted by Konami suggesting that micro-transactions could feature in Kojima’s upcoming action-adventure stealth game, with one reporter stating that he was given the option to skip an in-game task after being prompted to connect online, presumably to pay his way through the tough objective.
Further evidence of micro-transactions has surfaced this week on the Italian PlayStation Store which lists the pre-order for Metal Gear Solid 5 with the words “Acquisti in-game opzionali”, which translates to “Optional in-game purchases”.
To what extent micro-transaction can be used is unknown, though some rumours believe that players may be able to use real money to buy the game’s currency (Gross Military Product) and help build up their Mother Base.
This week Konami released some new Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshots and confirmed that the MGS 5 Limited Edition PS4 will be coming to Europe. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1, 2015.