Konami Details MGS5 Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain Save File Transfer

Players will not be able to move save data between Xbox and PlayStation systems.

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Konami has detailed the rules in which save data on MGS5 Ground Zeroes can transfer over to its sequel Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The publisher notes that data from Ground Zeroes, the prologue that shipped in March last year, can be transferred over to The Phantom Pain, but only within the same console family.

Specifically, those with a PlayStation 3 copy of Ground Zeroes can either continue their story on the same console, or on the PlayStation 4. Those with an Xbox 360 copy have the same options with either the last-gen or current Xbox system.

For customers who have the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Steam editions of Ground Zeroes, their only option for transferring data to The Phantom Pain is by buying the game on the same platform.

The details were published on Konami's Japan website and captured on Twitter:

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So far, only two games have allowed data transfer between families of console: Diablo 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5.

The Metal Gear Solid V release date is set for September 1 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC launch will occur two weeks later.

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