|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 upcoming expanded release that will contain both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, canonical installments in the Metal Gear series. It will include both games, plus both Extra Ops missions from Ground Zeroes and all the DLC for both The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online 3, including some DLC that were unreleased outside Japan before then with the former (such as the Skull Mother Base staff members). It will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows via Steam in all releases, although the Xbox One version will only be available in Japan via digital download.
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 (although in Japan's case, the Xbox One version will be digital download only).
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.
- ^ 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
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Guess What Mission 51 is Not the Game's Ending - Tech News Today