We’ve just received word that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which was due to release in Australia and New Zealand this week, has been delayed until 27 March.
The game was originally set for release on 20 March, meaning the game has been delayed for a single week.
It is possible, however, that the game’s digital release date has not changed. We’ve asked the game’s local publisher, Mindscape for confirmation, but when Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was delayed last month, the game’s digital release date did not shift, only the retail release. It is possible that gamers looking to buy the game on Xbox LIVE or the PSN Store will be able to pick it up on the 20th as scheduled.
Mindscape has yet to officially release details on why the game has been delayed, but it’s most likely shipment issues. NZGamer reports their were issues with the Xbox One version of game not arriving to Australia on time, but Mindscape has not confirmed this.
We’ll update this story when Mindscape gets back to us.