Metal Gear going Online

Kojima and Co. announce online incarnation of the Metal Gear series for the PS3, a hide-and-seek-style game for up to 16 players at a time.

The first details and gameplay footage of Metal Gear Online for the PlayStation 3 were pulled out of the hat today at Konami's Metal Gear 20th Anniversary event in Japan.

The online title, which will shortly be going into closed beta with a select team of 3,000 Japanese beta testers, was one of a series of announcements that the company chose to make at its own dedicated event--as opposed to at this year's E3, where Konami caused a stir with its 15-minute press conference.

The official recruiting period for the open beta will be from July 24 to August 6, and the actual beta testing will run from August 7 to September 3. So far the open beta is also Japanese-only, although Kojima Productions assistant producer Ryan Payton stated that he would like to see the beta go international--but as yet has no official announcements.

The game will be a kind of hide-and-seek for up to 16 players at a time, and is called a "strategic multiplayer experience." It will feature the SOP system, which allows players to keep track of their teammates via nanomachines injected into their bloodstream. The nanomachines allow them to see where the rest of their team are, their condition, which way they are aiming, and their range of sight. Enemy soldiers can also be injected with nanomachines, which will enable the other team to then keep track of their movements.

Metal Gear Online will also feature playable characters and environments from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and is slated as a PS3 exclusive.

Other Metal Gear goodies announced were Metal Gear Portable Ops Plus, Metal Gear Solid Mobile, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Desinee, the latter being a graphic novel of the series viewable on the PlayStation Portable.

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BARCA_v_v
BARCA_v_v

those games i posted are going to be released before the end of 2007 ....btw, i didnt post the exclusives that we already have atm, before saying they suck....go play them first

wjkflke
wjkflke

Most of those Games are **** any way. Plus haze is a timed exclusive so its coming out on 360 anyway. Ps3 sucks.

GameProXtreme
GameProXtreme

I remember the Folklore soul was on the 360 japanese version tho. I heard that Halo3 gotten 4.4 million preorders worldwide altogether and i like 360 and ps3 The Wii is **** cause they only want little kids as the consumers and make games where no blood comes out when you kill stuff. I love my ps3 even tho the only good game out right now is Ninja gaiden sigma. Im willing to wait like a good little boy for Final Fantasy 13 i hope they never multiplat like dmc4 and mgs4 did. we knew that microsoft would start buying rites to sony companies. im more of a sony fan since playstation one which was before the xbox came out.

BARCA_v_v
BARCA_v_v

what a stupid ignorant sh*t Warhawk Lair Heavenly Sword Eye of Judgment Folklore Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Gran Turismo 5 Prologue "Home" Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Unreal Tournament 3 Haze ^ All of the above are exclusives, ( some of them are time-exclusive, but still an exclusive .....so dont come and say that we only have 3 exclusives.

wjkflke
wjkflke

Ha ha ha ha dont make me laugh. 360 is 10x better then ps3 ever will be. Ps3 is losing alot off good exclusives to 360 and not to mention we have the number 1 game halo 3. Its already got 1 million pre orders and thats a cap load better then any the ps3 games have done. Wait i minute Gears Of War has sold more copies then any of your exclusive games. Plus weve got Mass Effect, Dead Rising, halo 3, gears of War, Projec Gotham 3, Forza motoar sports, Fable 2, Lost Planet, bio Shock, Shadow run and Crack down. How many good exclusives does Ps3 have Resistence, killzone 2 and this. And this game sucks.

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pnkmastr
pnkmastr

xbox360 is over the only thing that it has left is halo 3 and thats hardly anything to wat ps3 is gunna start releasing...and yea i have an xbox360 and i dont like it i jsu tlike gears of war but that damn thing showed the 3 rings on it and it wont work they need to fix it for free i shouldnt even have to show them **** cuz its them who caused it.....A-holes.... so forget it im just gunna play ps3 now.....damn im mad hat mgo wont be apart of mgs4....dont wanna have to get things seperatly but ohh well....ill do it since its my fav game ever....have to get everything already got all of the other ones

DarwinBC
DarwinBC

Nice Can't wait to play.

hector1313
hector1313

"Yeah, because spending money to fix a problem they made is bad. Microsoft should be more like SONY and pretend the problems don't exist. Microsoft loves cheating us gamers, don't they?" Spending money to fix it isn't a problem. Spending money over a year after the problem has arisen, in a heck of a lot of the consoles that were already aout there, is a problem though. Not even having sorted the problem before it's released again in Australia is also a particularly foolish thing to have done. Microsoft doesn't cheat gamers, they just milk them of their hard earned cash is all.

treelog187
treelog187

LOL. Cant seem to have good news on Sonys side w/out xbots trying like hell to make there 360 purchase justified. Im glad MS is part of the industry because it keeps Sony on there toes. Only a company like MS can keep shoveling money year after year into an investment that makes no profit whatsoever. If it wasnt for MS making Sony do more to maintain that #1 spot I would much like to see there demise. Not cause the system or the games, but the god awful XBOTS. You guys would jump in front of a train if Bill Gates told you to.

sarevokmb
sarevokmb

I hate to brake it to ya, but Microsoft just lost 1.6 billion dollars due to the 3 rings of death error in your precious 360s Yeah, because spending money to fix a problem they made is bad. Microsoft should be more like SONY and pretend the problems don't exist. Microsoft loves cheating us gamers, don't they?

RudeKen
RudeKen

GTFO Xbox fanboys. wah wah wah. All you do is fcking cry about how much the PS3 sucks. I hate to brake it to ya, but Microsoft just lost 1.6 billion dollars due to the 3 rings of death error in your precious 360s. If Microsoft wasn't such and elitist whore, and wasn't ringing you of every penny, then they would be Bankrupt. You guys just sit around, and take it in the azz, as Microsoft puts it's hands in your pockets deeper and deeper. Oh yeah, and Master Chief is a fcking ****

Victor_N
Victor_N

360 fanboys are scared and are Sh****g their pants, they are running like crazy doing circles on the floor like homer simpson when they see these news of what is coming out on PS3. The PS3 is simply the sleeping giant that is about to be awaken and that will destroy everything in its path so Xbox beware!

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@CrAzED_MOFO That's because Xbot has nowhere to go. There console break down. *v*

CrAzED_MOFO
CrAzED_MOFO

why do 360 fans come here on a ps3 game and try to tell us that ps3 sucks wow this is about a game going online not the 360

cuneofamily
cuneofamily

I'm sick of po'd fanbois complaining that they don't have a better system. Like the PS3/PC. And yes, I do own PSWii60 and a good pc. Now STFU.

bam11bam
bam11bam

jcmarkel .... you got it all wrong...the ps3's price is not the issue...the console just plain stinks and has no games.....I would pay $700 for a xbox360 before buying a ps3 anyday! and nobody needs HD-DVD...or WiFi for the 360...so remove $278 from that price......and PS3 online sucks....look at VF5...comes out on Ps3 and they say its "Impossible online" and this october it will be out on 360 with online supported! Xbox Live is 10 times better than PSN,and im sure you would pay $50 a year to have as good online as xboxlive on PSN anyday!..and with us paying its only gonna get better,and will always be 10 steps ahead of PSN

Jubei50
Jubei50

I am really getting a Ps3 With all the games coming out on the Ps3&PSP,it's going to be incredible.plus with the movie coming out in the future i'm sure i'm not going to miss it.

vergilskater
vergilskater

anyways,although this is about the awesomeness of MGO,i agree with jemarkel.

konbred
konbred

metal gear online? no. metal gear movie? yes.

jcmarkel
jcmarkel

someone please tell me why people keep confusing opinion with fact. FACT: PS3 is hands-down a better value than XBOX 360. Look at the fact. How can people even complain about the price. $499 = PS3 w/ Blu-ray player, built-in wifi, included online network, PLUS 5 free blu-ray movies vs. $399 = XBOX 360 $99 = wifi $179 = HD/DVD drive (inferior to blu-ray anyway) $50 = online membership

CrAzED_MOFO
CrAzED_MOFO

how could people say that they think this online is gonna blow if u call urself fans havnt u played the first mgo that was so fun i give this high hopes

Kilagame16
Kilagame16

i got a couple thing to say i think that ps3 is crap but man ive alwaus was a fan o metal gear so heck might just buy it but the damn thing is so freaking expensive common i mean in price they dont match up the the consoles the most xepensive 360 is not as expensive as the basci ps3 after price drop lol . serously i dont think mgs will go on 360 even though i like this console this much i dont know if the blu ray stuff is real but i think that sony wont let go a franchise like that if this game dont sell much (not saying its not going to sell but are you going to buy a game for a console who is like 500 buck if you got a life that money could do a lot more thant buy a console )ps3 will be doom if sony does a price drop ps3 will rock but still to go back to the online bad move nobady gonna buy it msg 3 online was so wack i loved the game to death but man the online sucked still go kojima and death to all fan boys go get laid or something do some of your life

malmeid2
malmeid2

Sweet. Online stealth gameplay! I've been waiting for this for years!!! /sarcasm

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

That sounds kind of lame.. I hate to say it, but it's true..

Jebril
Jebril

This looks really nice. But yeah the stealth genre is hard to get online, but Splinter Cell did it with 4, and it worked out pretty well.

alberto2045
alberto2045

noly that kinda of online game now other stuff

aisufi
aisufi

this game has what it takes to be an awesome online game. but regardless of how good it's plays, it would still be a better game through xbox live. period.

death919
death919

Online stealth games? Why do you people buy this crap?

yourboytris
yourboytris

"All I can say right now is that if any xbox fan believes that this game is even comming out sometime in the near future after the MGS4 PS3 launch suffers from delusions of grandeur." I believe i understand that concept.

Hokkie
Hokkie

saying that it is a "PS3 exclusive" doesn't mean jack these days. Saying it is exclusive only means that only that system will have it on their console for at least a year (GTA:VC/SA, Saints Row, Oblivion) I am sure there are quite a few more examples. So get over the fact that its just for you PS3'ers...business is business, Konami wants money when the PS3 version will stop selling so their quarterly profits look strong the whole year around since they only produce 1-2 GREAT games a year (not XBLA games)

yourboytris
yourboytris

because sony bought Kojima a freaking cake for christ sakes!! http://kotaku.com/gaming/believe/ ten-real-reasons-why-mgs4-is-ps3-only-282093.php Ha check it out. PS: btw i like how you took the liberty of giving me a thumbs down on my post Reg... i'm hurt (tear) . ANYWAYS I'm not here to fight nor am I a fanboy of either system. I just cant stand this "oooh i really really hope its coming to the 360" BS. It is what it is, and if it is coming to the 360, TRUST ME, we all will know.

Chain_Strike
Chain_Strike

awesoemness to the max... just only 16 players online though? i was hoping for something like 40 or 32 but i guess 16 is fine. dont get me wrong im glad they added more players to one game but could have added a little more just a little..... o and i always loved the MGS series. its a shame hideo is retireing after this last MGS game (sigh).

Regginator14520
Regginator14520

@yourboytris uh... why would Konami go ahead on saying that MGS4 could run fine on the 360 (which was said a year ago)? Which means that Konami must of ran a copy of some sort of MGS4 on the 360 to test it, whether it's an exclusive or not.

yourboytris
yourboytris

The freaking game IS IN FACT ps3 exclusive. I mean come on, besides the hardware performance aspect people are talking about, look at whats within the game! I mean the freakin metal gear mark II thing that Otacon made has a CELL PROCESSOR IN IT which is controlled by snake through a SIXAXIS CONTROLLER! I know that it is easy to just change the script and graphics... but seriously if Konami did not have the initial intent of making MGS4 exclusive then why would they personalize all of these options signifying that it was made for JUST for the PS3. All I can say right now is that if any xbox fan believes that this game is even comming out sometime in the near future after the MGS4 PS3 launch suffers from delusions of grandeur.

bluntiss
bluntiss

I think that it's about time that they bring an online feature to sony games. They aren't exactly recognized as the leaders in this field but with a little bit of luck, they can. I'm thinking of getting a ps3 but words are words. I heard a lot of different promises from sony and they haven't been able to deliver so far. Anyways, it looks like their getting their act together and all we have to wait for now is actually delivering on their promises and fixing whatever problems they have (losing exclusvies, a bad expereicne on-line and most importantly actaully bringing good games). Which of course is inevitable, real question here is when.

NWA_31
NWA_31

Finally ! MGO 2 :D

POkemonfreak101
POkemonfreak101

Ummm, MXVIII, have you ever of a multidisk game? Of course Guns of Patriots is to big for a DVD, but Konamicould just put the game across several disks. Now I know because Kojima is Sony (well actually I'm just going by what you said), but if he wanted to make the game for the Xbox 360 he could. I'm not a sony fanboy or xbox fanboy for that matter; i'm a Nintendo one so I could care less if this goes to 360 =p Just merely pointing out that it could be done. And also, the Gamecube was an awesome system so whoever didn't buy one missed out. And also, if someone replies to this don't be like " teh Gaemcube sux, pee ess tree 4 teh win" or some crap like that 'cause I don't say that consoles suck, just that I don't like what they offer.

hatwaterjr
hatwaterjr

Many times this year and last year I've heard that Microsoft game division are dominating the console war. But after E3 and the frequent failure of the Xbox 360 consoles many people have changed sides. Now-a-days more and more people are heading over towards the Playstation 3. Yes the Wii is the number one selling console system in the market right now, but what happened to Microsoft. With their excellent holiday seasone line up and a number of great exclusives, will Microsoft be able to pull the tide of the war back into their hands. The Playstation 3 also has some awesome games that are coming out, some of them may not be this year but with the promising graphic and awesome gameplay footage of MGS4 will people buy a Playstation 3 and wait on titles like Killzone 2, MSG4, Ratched and Clank(correct me if I spelled it wrong). The Wii also has some promisingrewards as well. with their holiday season games and not to mention great hardware devices. They've got Mario Galaxy. You dont even have to mention any over game because thats one of the most anticipated games of the year. I'm hoping that Microsoft steps up to be the victor of this console war because I love my 360, but the tide of the war is switching to the PS3. And with the over night sucess of the Wii who will win. No I'm not bais are anything, I'm just a video game lover. So please state your opinion on this topic and I will get back at you. Thanks

LotR101
LotR101

VGameLover>>> I want it on the 360 but Kojima said that it was strictly PS3 Exclusive.

VGameLover
VGameLover

ROFL! MGS4 is possible to go on the Xbox360. Kojima was quoted as saying that Metal Gear Solid 4 was technically possible on Xbox 360. Now it's not only technically possible, it's perhaps financially feasible as well. Plus, there's not enough PS3's to make this game profitable.