PS3 MGS Online in works, Portable Ops expanded

Inspired by Subsistence's online play, Kojima Productions is working on a similar mode for the next-generation console; PSP game gets new add-on pack.

TOKYO--Today, after ending a live demonstration of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots at the PlayStation Premiere 2007 event, legendary game producer Hideo Kojima revealed two new projects.

First, Kojima expressed satisfaction with the online mode included in the well-received Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. It turns out that Subsistence's online functionality was such a success that Kojima's team is apparently working on a successor. While he didn't elaborate, the famed designer did confirm that a similar Metal Gear Solid online game is in development for the PS3. He did say that details on the upcoming game will be unveiled during Metal Gear's 20th anniversary party next week, with real-time demonstrations.

Kojima then closed his presentation with a trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, an expansion to the well-received PlayStation Portable game Portable Ops. The add-on will feature new characters, numerous missions, new gameplay and modes, tutorials for beginners, and a new single-player mode. The trailer also hinted that there are some other additions that are being kept secret for the time being.

Portable Ops Plus is slated for release in Japan on September 20, the same date as the new, video-out PSP. The game will be available in two versions: an à la carte version with just the expansion for 2,400 yen ($20), and a deluxe package that includes the original Portable Ops for 4,300 yen ($35). No North American or European release information has been made available.

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150 comments
ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

lol just bought MPO, oh well, lets see what plus offers

OMGitsZAL
OMGitsZAL

This'll be amazing. I already got MPO, but the expansion pack looks huge!

YohandZeke
YohandZeke

This will be the best thing ever I hope they put in MGS4 Snake and Liquid Snake

murano28
murano28

I was gonna buy the game soon but i think i will wait for ops plus. It would be a good idea

HUNK_REVIL
HUNK_REVIL

This is worst than waiting for Christmas when i was a child!! :(

frostb173
frostb173

New additions to the metal gear solid legacy are always welcome in my books :D But being an Australian resident, i know all too well from past experiences from the japan to pal gaps that we have an entire re bundle of portable ops and these additions in our books rather then an expansion Not to be negative though, she will be mine :)

Spelly-93
Spelly-93

since i already have MPO, i will be getting the expansion.....BTW, if you actually go researchign on MGS 20th anniversary, this is preety old news.......in the trailer the show OLD SNAKE , RAIDEN, some MGS2 soldiers playale in MPO expansion..tehy call it MPO + ......... i think the might ahve updated teh trailer in Game trailers..........

ElmorePOW
ElmorePOW

OMG! How did I miss these new, this rocks! I love Portable Ops and the online mode. But I thought in the first news about MGS4 said it was included with online mode? But - we've heard nothing about that for years. Pops-online mode is even taken further from Subsistence. This Plus news is great!

Dreski83
Dreski83

the controls took a lil getting use to, but once mastered... MGS P.ops was officially inducted into the hall of mobile gaming greatness :P With a solid online feature that actually made some console games online functionality look like a joke, Ops had me tweaking for months! Something else that could get me flippin out is the idea of MGS4 being online capable... and I'm not talking DL content only... ;)

doctordrake
doctordrake

This is great news! The online gameplay for MGS3 was by far the best I've ever experienced for any shooter. Top notch all around. I'd buy a PS3 for this game alone.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

ok if this is happening i doubt a port of mgs4 to 360

vergilskater
vergilskater

Sweet Add-ons!!I play Pportable ops alot,and more to the game doesn't hurt at all.=D

GameFace06
GameFace06

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus.. looking nice!!!!

davedouble16
davedouble16

I was going to buy PO, but I guess I'll wait for the expansion :)

ShrabsterJoe
ShrabsterJoe

Wow, that marks, about 4 MGS related things I wanna get now. MGS4 I hope will have online, I don't see why it would'nt, but an all new MP/Online only MGS seems to open up so many new possibilitys. I wonder if the MP/Online only will be a downloadable PSN like Socom, but I can see tons of cool downloadable features, such as new weapons, maps, characters, custom characters, parts for custom characters, equipment (scopes, sights, and cardboard boxes galore!!!) over 2000 hours of gameplay I put into MGS:3 and MGO, so I was pretty upset they took off MGO, but classic MGO maps are coming to the MPO soon as the video shows. And I'll have to agree with Ghruz on the fact that it will come to the States. I mean the trailer confused me cause it was in english, so I think it is coming 99.9% sure at least lol.

Gruhz
Gruhz

I'm pretty confident about MPO+ coming to the U.S. Kojima would have to be a mad man not to lol! But I still wish the MPO PSP back would have came to the U.S. It had awesome extras one of my favorites being the Snake Skin PSP case lol. But when he says "that a similar Metal Gear Solid online game is in development for the PS3." He meant MGS4 right? Or is this a complety new game and MGS4 is being released with out it or a redesigned online mode different from Subsistence?

Scarletred
Scarletred

"This is where things start to get interesting"---quoted from Solidus Snake from the last battle of MGS2.

zskrabs24
zskrabs24

that would be great to get the MGS:PO Plus in america. that would sell for me. the game needed more online modes, different muliplayer maps than the single player ones, just to mix things up a bit. getting some multiplayer tailored maps onto the game would be amazing for me

Geeza_Gooderz
Geeza_Gooderz

OMFG MSG4 ONLINE!!!!!!...............y isnt dis coming wit mgs4 instead of seperate???..........ohhh of course money

Crymerge
Crymerge

sounds interesting, curious to see how they game will play

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

This is cool. It should be fun. Plus it had better come out in the US.

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

This had better come to NA, I've waited all this time to buy the PSP and Portable Ops because I KNEW they'd be redone.

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

Huh? So Portable Ops Plus is actually Expansion Pack rather than Original with Extra Content? Hmm, guess people have original have no complaints about this. But how could they implement that? Swapping UMD, just like DJMAX 2 link mode?

imrlybord7
imrlybord7

It isn't MGS4 online, it is a completely new MGS game with focus on online play.

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Well the MGS4 Online was expected seeing as they closed down MGS3 Online. *Sob*

Rengoku2TSTH
Rengoku2TSTH

I think the main reason why Kojima is making the new MGS projects is to make up the production cost (my theory). Which sounds very smart.

daztaru
daztaru

"Yes Hideo you are our only hope to keep the PS3 dreams in europe" cudnt have said it better myself go kojima

aquamah
aquamah

i wish 1 thing in MGS4... i wish u can create ur own missions, and go kill the enemy using stealthy ways... same as TENCHU 2

astro64th
astro64th

Ha ha. That's hilarious buffdaddy69, but there are quite a few great PS3 games, even though I have yet to get the system (I will eventually). Such as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Infamous, Echochrome, Ratchet & Clank: Future Tools of Destruction, Pain and Warhawk. So the PS3 isn't so bad off IMO. I still want a 360 more though (and a Wii more than that).

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

The only reason why i brought a PS3. after i play metal gear solid 4 religiously and beat it multiple times then i shall retire my PS3 back into the garage and wait until a new Metal Gear Solid game emerges. VIVA LA MGS!

Dj_Lizz
Dj_Lizz

ok I sold my X360 last 3months and the 10games i had = 430buks then buy a PS3 ok MGS , FF13 ,KZ2 come get some!!!

Sw2093
Sw2093

Yes Hideo you are our only hope to keep the PS3 dreams in europe

kirby43c1d
kirby43c1d

hideo save the playstation please !

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I have never played a MGS game before so I do not know weather to get this as in the sony press confrence they said about the game having a storyline and I might not be able to pick it up. If the gameplay is good though I might consider buying this.

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

How do you add on to a single game, especially on a PSP? Sounds neat though, I wish PO would be ported to the PS2 or PS3 store or something. But I like what I hear about the online PS3 game. Very neat.

mercenar3
mercenar3

i was actually unimpressed by the mutliplayer but portable ops single player was great!

marioman50
marioman50

I'm gettin a job and buying all of this crap!!! crap = cool stuff that I want.....

strat505
strat505

the new MGO sounds cool, but i hope they don't shut down the servers so quickly like they did with subsistence

POJO_MOFO
POJO_MOFO

Im really stoked about the Portable Ops Plus. Get it over to the US ASAP!!!

Oozaru_Kakkarot
Oozaru_Kakkarot

I need another job...or more hours...so much **** is hitting the fan starting september...

danny_the_boy
danny_the_boy

I love metal gear solid i gonna get a psp 4 this :D