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Platform-locked Ground Zeroes content going multiplatform for free

Déjà vu and Jamais Vu missions will be made available to all in May

Platform-exclusive content for the Xbox and PlayStation editions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will soon be unlocked for all systems, Hideo Kojima's personal assistant has confirmed.

Previously the Déjà vu mission - where Big Boss tries to recreate scenes from the original Metal Gear Solid - was locked to the PS3 and PS4 editions of Ground Zeroes.

PS1 cult favourite Psycho Mantis makes a fleeting cameo in the Déjà vu mission

Meanwhile, the Jamais Vu mission - which reintroduces the polemic MGS character Raiden - has hitherto only been accessible on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions.

However, that exclusivity period is set to expire on May 1, when both missions will be available on all platforms for the first time.

The news has not been officially announced by Konami yet, but nevertheless confirmed via Hideo Kojima's personal assistant on Twitter.

It is stressed that this content will be free to download.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes proved to be divisive. Some critics believe the title sets new standards for stealth gameplay, while others believe the value proposition is flawed.

In CVG's Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes review, editor Andy Robinson said Kojima's latest title "is an accessible and intricately designed open-world mission, but one that offers too little for its asking price".

The game came fifth on CVG's Game of the Month results for March 2014.

Ground Zeroes is a precursor for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the next major project from Kojima Productions. Its release date is unclear, though expectations pin it to a 2015 launch, or possibly late 2014 as the earliest.