Surprisingly, Metal Gear Online isn’t as dead as Kojima Productions’ relationship with Konami. Though it’s been available on consoles since October of last year, the online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was originally coming out in January for PC, is in fact coming out in January. Not only that, it’ll be going live at roughly 10pm PT today on Steam. It’s worth noting that this is just a limited beta, so perhaps it won’t really be out in January, but starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to opt into the beta via Steam and wormhole as many hapless victims as you deem fit.
Konami also said not to be worried if the beta is pushed back by a few hours. So I guess if that’s the case, there’s a chance that in certain time zones, Metal Gear Online won’t be available tomorrow at all.
I’m still at a loss to explain who’s even working on MGS V, let alone Metal Gear Online. Kojima Productions has been shuttered. Hideo himself has gone and shacked up with Sony to work on a PS4 exclusive. I’m not even sure Konami has anyone left who knows how to make video games and not pachinko machines. But evidently it’s happening. What’s next, Silent Hills resurrected from its untimely grave?
Don’t get your hopes up.
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