|Metal Gear chronology|
| Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (1964)|
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (1970)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (1974)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (1975)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (1984)
Metal Gear (1995)
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1999)
Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes) (2005)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2007/2009)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2014)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2018)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience is an compilation of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It includes all the extra content, such as the Extra Ops missions from Ground Zeroes and all the DLC for both The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online 3, including some that was unreleased outside Japan before this version (such as the Skull Mother Base staff members). It was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows via Steam on October 11, 2016 in North America, on October 13, 2016 in Europe, and on November 10, 2016 in Japan.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience was first hinted at in July 2016 when Reddit discovered a pre-order page for "Metal Gear Solid V: Definitive Ex" on Amazon UK that contained a placeholder release date of December 31, 2016. The listing was later removed. The game's existence was further hinted at a few weeks later when both Dell and Amazon.ca posted listings that stated that Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience would be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 11, 2016.
On August 29, 2016, Konami officially confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience would be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11, 2016 in North America, on October 13 in Europe, and on November 10 in Japan. It was also announced that the Japanese Xbox One version would only be available via digital download.
Following the announcement of The Definitive Experience, fans asked the official Metal Gear Twitter account if a completed version of Mission 51 would be included. They stated that it wouldn't as it was additional story content that was cancelled prior to the release of The Phantom Pain. They also stated that contrary to popular belief, the mission isn't the game's ending. Similarly, when asked about the oft-rumored Chapter 3, Konami revealed that it was in fact supposed to be the removal of various nuclear weapons in a community effort, leading to the ending.
- ^ Something Called Metal Gear Solid 5: Definitive Ex Was Just Listed on Amazon [UPDATE] - GameSpot
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V “Definitive Ex” Edition Surfaces - PlayStation LifeStyle
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Listed by Retailers for PS4 & Xbox One - PlayStation LifeStyle
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience Officially Announced - IGN - IGN.com
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes + The Phantom Pain pack launches November 10 in Japan - Gematsu
- ^ https://www.konami.com/mg/mgsv/jp/
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Guess What Mission 51 is Not the Game's Ending - Tech News Today