Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has received a new patch yesterday that adds support for the PS4 Pro. The support is confirmed to be for the regular edition of The Phantom Pain as well as the Definitive Experience that contains both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. However, strangely enough, it doesn’t appear to apply for the standalone version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was a prologue to The Phantom Pain that was released as a standalone game. The prologue was initially sold for $40 and considered as an introduction to the main Metal Gear Solid V game. It was also a part of the PlayStation Plus lineup so those who had an active PS Plus subscription might have already purchased it free of cost. The Definitive Experience of the game is albeit not free and even though both The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes were available as part of the PlayStation Plus Subscription, the latest PS4 Pro update is currently only available for The Phantom Pain or the Definitive Experience version of the game.
If you have Ground Zeroes installed on your PS4 and you purchased it standalone, you won’t be able to take advantage of the PS4 Pro update. An official Tweet from Konami also confirms that the Definitive Experience of the game will patch both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.
This is a rather strange choice because if Konami has patched Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, they shouldn’t make the PS4 Pro patch exclusive to a single version. Hopefully they can also share an update for the standalone version of Ground Zeroes.