Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes doesn't have Platinum Trophy on PS4

Sony does not allow budget-priced games to have Platinum trophies, series creator Hideo Kojima says.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the PlayStation 4 will not have a Platinum Trophy available for players to unlock, series creator Hideo Kojima said on Twitter today. The reason? Sony doesn't allow Platinum Trophies for budget-priced games, he said.

"The reason GZ doesn't have Platinum Trophy in PS4 is due to SONY's regulation," Kojima said. "They won't allow us to have them for non-full price game." Presumably, the PlayStation 3 version of Ground Zeroes also will not have a Platinum Trophy.

The physical and digital versions of Ground Zeroes on PS4 will sell for $30.

The news is no doubt a disappointment for Ground Zeroes players hoping to add another Platinum Trophy--the highest rated achievement for PlayStation titles--to their warchests.

Ground Zeroes launches tomorrow, March 18, for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PS4. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

154 comments
game_overdose54
game_overdose54

Telltale's The Walking Dead Season One had a Platinum in it, so this guy is lying through his teeth.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

What a stupid rule. I had always thought the inclusion of a platinum trophy was based on how many trophies it took to earn it, what does it matter how much we pay for it?

el_swanno
el_swanno

Weren't Gamespot reporting a few weeks back that the physical version would be $30 and the digital version would be $20? Has there been a change in the pricing or is there an error in this article?

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

Seriously, who cares about trophies...

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

OMFG no plat trophy. Big deal. This doesn't make sense though as Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD has a Platinum Trophy and that game was only like $14.99

nurnberg
nurnberg

The haters for this game are annoying

dz99ls
dz99ls

This is a total lie, plenty of budget titles on PS3 have had plats, both disc based and downloadable.

Saul_Ed_Snake
Saul_Ed_Snake

I can understand people expressing their dislike and voting with their wallets about the length/content issue of Ground Zeroes, what I don't understand is people coming to a thread about one game, and then making statements like "Dark Souls is longer" or "I like inFamous." That's great for those games. Go talk about that on their threads.

Wiimotefan
Wiimotefan

I'll never understand why people have such a hard on for trophies or gamerscores.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Phantom Pain for me in 2015.


I can wait.

mjb11111
mjb11111

Anyone know why it's not on the PS4 PSN store yet???  I am planning on getting it digital, but it's not up yet.  It's up for PS3 though...

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

why does it mater? oh wait cause its the internet age

lordgodalming
lordgodalming

The last two "budget" Ratchet & Clank games disagree with Kojima-san.

diesil
diesil

If you complain about the time and price and buy COD every year you are a hypocrite 

diesil
diesil

anyone know what the install size is on the PS4 for this game???

VinTheDean
VinTheDean

That is a bogus statement. Even dead nation for $20 has a platinum trophy. On the ps4.

enoughofthis
enoughofthis

i am not sure why this is a big deal anyway maybe to the few trophy hunters

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Sorry Kojima, but I rather play Dark Souls 2 and wait for Phantom Pain than support $30 demos...


Gotta speak with my wallet.

DarthMallrat
DarthMallrat

Wow, there are much, much lesser game (both in size and cost) on PSN that have platinum trophies.

bannermanner
bannermanner

Demos usually don't have trophies at all...

snake3rules
snake3rules

 When can I buy and download this game on the psn?!?!? As of an hour ago, still no preorder for ps4 download-- only for ps3!!

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

Tons of games on PSN have plats, this doesn't make much sense, but ok!  This is just a fancy DEMO anyway.

SoNin360
SoNin360

There are plenty of non-full priced games that have platinum trophies. The first season of the Walking Dead is a good example; so is Resogun. So this leaves me a little confused as to what counts as a non- "budget-priced" game.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@game_overdose54 WTF does The Walking Dead game have anything to do with Phantom Pain? I assume you didn't read the article.

sanchango
sanchango

@Mortz_88  Trophy hunters(like Achievement Hunters on Xbox) do. There are people who will go through a lot of time just to get all trophies/achievements

MonstaTruk
MonstaTruk

It's because the people who are into trophies KNOW why you're not into them: your Power Level is showing. And you must be...Krillin? ;-)

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@mjb11111  

how do PSN pre-orders work? Like, can you get your game like you would at a midnight release?

NTM23
NTM23

@mjb11111  Not that you don't know, but just in case you don't, the price for both digital and retail are the same now.

Saul_Ed_Snake
Saul_Ed_Snake

@mjb11111 I'm not 100% sure, but I think I saw somewhere on the web that digital downloads of the game for next gen (PS4, XBONE) were scrapped and that physical retail were the only available options for those consoles, but I'm probably wrong...

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@diesil If you complain about the price and length of COD but still buy this, you're a hypocrite. There, I fixed your statement for you.

mjb11111
mjb11111

@diesil  I heard 3.8 GB so not huge.  I can't find it on the PS4 store yet though.  Seems weird that the PS3 version is up but not the PS4.

divinejester
divinejester

@VinTheDean Outlast does not, nor does Galga. I don't think resogun or don't starve have it either.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@enoughofthis  I dunno? Resident Evil 4 HD on PS3 lacking a Platinum really cheesed me off >_< 


Bigger and better than Resident Evil 5 ever was but with no Platinum came across as a kick in the face...


I'm not personally a 'hunter' of Platinum's, but I do like them for my favourite games.

mjb11111
mjb11111

@snake3rules  Ya it's giving me anxiety...where is the pre order??? Can you usually download psn games at midnight of the release?

camverge
camverge

That is the exact same reason I jumped on here. I haven't even seen an advertisement for it on PS4. Maybe this is a sign for me to just be patient and not grab this just yet. I really don't need it with Infamous coming Friday.

mjb11111
mjb11111

@notfrylock1987 @mjb11111  That's a good question.  I think this will be my first PSN pre-order so I can't say I know.  If you find out let me know.

mjb11111
mjb11111

@NTM23 @mjb11111  Ya if it doesn't show on PSN I'll pick up the physical copy, but I like the convenience of never dealing with discs now.  We'll see.  Thanks.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@enoughofthis @M3o5nsterOkay, so we'll go with your "5 hours" instead of the 2 being cited from game sites. That's $4 per hour of gameplay... Dark Souls has 60 hours (without new game +) for $60, so... 

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@mjb11111 @notfrylock1987  

From what I've gathered, if you preorder the game, You should be able to download it and play it at 12:01 tonight. I've read users being able to do that with games like DMC and I even believe Rockstar let players who brought it digitally download it at midnight.

one thing I've noticed though is that this game, if it helps you out anyway, there is a preorder option for the PS3 version but not the PS4 version. the PS4 version is in the store, there just isn't a price on it.