Metal Gear Solid 5's Multiplayer Won't Be Available at Launch

Players hoping to try Metal Gear Online will have to wait a bit for the release of the multiplayer mode.

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Fans who are hoping to play competitive multiplayer in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have to wait a few weeks after the game's launch. Developer Konami today announced that Metal Gear Online, MGS V's multiplayer mode, will be released on October 6 on consoles and sometime in January 2016 on PC.

Although it's unclear why the multiplayer mode is coming after the release of the base game, Konami suggested in a press release that Metal Gear Online on PC was delayed because the release date of the PC version of MGS V was moved up. In the same release, the studio announced that the PC version of MGS V would launch on September 1, the same day as the console versions. Previously, it was planned for a September 15 release.

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Metal Gear Online's delay is similar to what happened with the 2013 release of Grand Theft Auto V. It took two weeks after the game's launch before GTA Online was available for players.

Konami also revealed today that players on Steam will get several bonuses. If you preorder the game on PC, you'll receive the game's prologue, Ground Zeroes, for free. All players on Steam will get a documentary, behind-the-scenes footage, and some in-game items.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on September 1. Recently, the developer talked about Metal Gear Online's player customization. Konami is also planning on showing off more of the game at Gamescom this week, including a Mother Base-themed trailer. In addition, you can get the game for free with purchase of certain Nvidia graphics cards.

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PlaystationZone

I'm buying this game full price for a great creator he is .

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kentray1985

@playstationzone: Kojima''s not getting credit for mgs5 and his name has been stripped from every metal gear solid game. Konami dropped Kojima'a and now they are talking about getting out of the video game business and going over to the gambling business. They are going to start turning your favorite games like Mgs, Zone of enders, Contra. Silent hill, and castlevania into slot machines. Look up the castlevania slot machine they already have out in Japan.

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pentraksil

@kentray1985: You keep repeating the same comment over and over again...I get it, you are mad and I agree Konami heads are a bunch of morons, but Kojima's name isn't striped of anything in MGSV. In fact, the game is full of his references, from production, story to direction. Nobody striped anything from Phantom Pain....this is his last game though probably.

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Gomtor

I do not buy this for MP fluff.

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kee1haul

I cancelled my pre-order. Changed it to Tomb Raider and Halo 5.

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SakuraBomb

@kee1haul: I hope you enjoy both of them

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kentray1985

@sakurabomb: I'm guessing you are one of those Sony fan boys that refuse good games from the xbox one. What a sad holiday you will have lol

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Juaks

@kentray1985:LOL. I am sorry but Tomb Raider and Halo5 over MGSV? Thats just silly. Phantom Pain will be running for GOTY alongside Witcher 3 and problably Fallout 4. Mark my words.

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SakuraBomb

@kentray1985: Not gonna feed you troll sorry.

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Barighm

@kentray1985: Yeah, Fallout 4. He's gonna really miss those afternoon rentals for a game that will take a solid year to complete. Yep. Totally missing out.

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SakuraBomb

@Barighm: True lol the troll just wants to start drama

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JonnyC0mbat

@kee1haul: yeah that'll show 'em!

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kee1haul

@jonnyc0mbat: Damn right. Make sure you tell them if you see them.

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CrepingDeath

@kee1haul:

Sorry to hear about that.

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kentray1985

@crepingdeath: Konami Suck, Goodluck on gambling on one of Konami slot machines Castlevania will have erotic violence up until you run out of money lol

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Matt1Williams

Fine with me since I'm all about the single player!!

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SakuraBomb

@matt1williams: Yeah!! :D

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3CupsofFlower

That's fine. It ain't exactly for those Coggadoody maniacs, a 1 minute cutscene would make them go into seizure from waiting too long.

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BradBurns

@3cupsofflower: lol

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-Artist-

While I really want to try out some MGO, this will give me time to play the hell out of the campaign. :)

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GunEye

Prrrrraaaaiiissse the Ssssuuuunnn!

Kinda strange MGO is delayed so much on the PC, really makes no sense. However MP was never the real interest behind this series, so it could wait.

Speeding up thw release date on PC to September 1st + adding Ground Zeroes as a free bundle: that's sweet!

From what I hear the PC version of GZ was fantastically optimized. Also itt seemes like KJP's PC porting team really takes the fan feedback and feature-request thread in Steam seriously.

I own GZ on the Ps4 but I wouldn't mind giving it another go on the pc.

V Has Come To.

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hordicus

@GunEye: dont be cheap about ground zeroes, it's a amazing training ground for the phantom pain.

even it can be rushed in 15 minutes, it can take some trys to get a A and collecting various goodies, weapons and dog tags.

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GunEye

@hordicus: cheap on GZ ? I played a ton of that game lol ;))

Shame there is no Platinum for it..

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Redblaze27

Konami's employee's are treated like slaves, I do not care.

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Hard_Serpent

I really only care for the single player even though I loved the previous versions of mgo. So I can wait. But what pisses me off is Konami. They piss me off so much I wont even go into it because its morning and I want to stay in a good mood and enjoy my coffee.

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StHapns247

Don't worry I'm sure they'll add heists to GTAV soon... I mean Metal Gear Online into MGSV.

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Threesixtyci

Konami always kills their MP within 3 years, anyways....

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Cloud_imperium

One good move. One bad move. Good thing that I'm not interested in Multiplayer at all.

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GunEye

@Cloud_imperium: probably a matter of server setup with steam. That could be a good idea. Dark Souls 2 came out after console release - and its servers were superb.

Mgo actually looks fun. But it's the epic badass sp, sotry and missions that makes MGs the best.

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Cloud_imperium

@GunEye: True that.

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DaVillain-

I honestly just don't care for the MP anyways, like I didn't care for the Guns of the Patriots MP.

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Hard_Serpent

@davillain-: That is simply called MGO2.

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Smosh150

I guess that works out, I think the multiplayer looks pretty fantastic. I just have have a feeling it will end up like IV's multiplayer, so at least this way I can get the story out of the way and get a decent binge period for Fallout 4 so I will have time for MGS V's multiplayer in January.

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smackdowner360

So another game that will ship unfinished no thanks konami keep your garbage

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Kunakai

I really can't see why they're putting MP in this to be fair, there's certainly enough value in the single player campaign if half the marketing is to be believed.

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Xirtahm

Don't care. Anything Konami has to offer after the release of this game will be forever ignored by me. I just want to play the last piece of Kojima's story, and call it good. I refuse to give this company any sort of attention after that.

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3CupsofFlower

@Xirtahm: Why, because of the way they made the character, Quiet?

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Xirtahm

@3cupsofflower: What the hell does THAT have to do with it? I'm talking about multiplayer. Jesus Christ, who's ass did you pull that assumption from?

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3CupsofFlower

@Xirtahm: Welp, you said you didn't care about the multiplayer, so I thought there must be another reason. Damn, why you getting so angry and flying off the handle?

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Xirtahm

@3cupsofflower: "I just want to play the last piece of Kojima's story and call it good."

My statement from the original post. It's pretty crystal clear that I'm still wanting to play the game. Not giving a shit about multiplayer somehow gave you the notion that I was somehow concerned about Quiet?

It's not anger. More like confusion from your perplexing and out-of-left-field assumption. It'd be like if someone made a post about Battlefront's lack of real single-player content, and another person chimes in with a "It's because you can't play as Jar Jar, isn't it?"

It's not even relevant to the article.

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3CupsofFlower

@Xirtahm: Don't try to cover it up. You're a feminist, approaching ********. So, that's where the assumption came from. I'd imagine "Quiet" would piss you off. Also, you said this will be the one last one ever, forever- Even if they announce plans for MGSVI. That was the impression I got.

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Xirtahm

@3cupsofflower: Keep circling and trolling that empty void of irrelevance. It's awfully lonely there.

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3CupsofFlower

@Xirtahm: And now the insult. So, I must have struck a nerve there. Not so "irrelevant" now, huh?

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mnbmnbmnb107

Balls I was going to play the story with my girlfriend because she's into it, but there's plenty of times where I'm home and she's not so I was going to go online in the meantime. Anyways I'm really looking forward to this. Put over 1000 hour in MGO 2 and quite a bit of time on portable ops online.

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PS2fweak

I honestly like it better this way. For people who do the story and online, it's nice to get time to finish the story before everybody else jumps into multiplayer. I wish more games did this.

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elheber

Oh dear. Let's not forget how GTA:O launched. I'm not one to pre-order, but if I were, this would raise so many flags.

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zerooo0

I might wait for MGSV now. Konami keep digging your own grave.

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sportz_nut

In other words. "The game isn't finished".

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Hard_Serpent

It better be with the game and not have to be purchased separately. Also MGO isn't going to last just like the previous ones because of this. Which is a shame.

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