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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Saintknight

Every gamer is different and buys or plays games for different reasons. To call looking for a solid multiplayer "gamer entitlement" is ridiculous. A person is entitled to the best experience possible based on what they are looking for. To just scrap Mgo all together closes the game off for a completely different set of gamers.

There's nothing quite like hunting down another intelligent human that has instincts. There's nothing like testing your skills and tactics against other people while cooperating with friends. Multiplayer is a social barrier breakthrough all games should begin to move in that direction.

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hoyholyhoy

@saintknight: Tell that to Arkham Origins.

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Fandango_Letho

Who gives a flying fudge? Seriously, I don't even care if they'd just decide to scrap the MP altogether. That's not why we play MGS.

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Flashback81

@Fandango_Letho: I give I flying Fudge Thats not what you play for. I don't play MGS offline at all I'm only buying it to play online. So please don't speak for all of us

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SythisTaru

@Flashback81: Lol no MGS game has had good multiplayer

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Calikidd86

@SythisTaru: Just say you didn't enjoy the multiplayer, obviously he did and so did I. I'm looking forward to MP, it looks pretty good.

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Dack_Lancer

yay now ill torrent this shit so when it does come ill buy it for cheap :)

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Fandango_Letho

@Dack_Lancer said:

yay now ill torrent this shit so when it does come ill buy it for cheap :)

Yeah, the word ''cheap'' and ''shit'' defines you pretty well.

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jeffreybernabe

@Dack_Lancer: PC Pirates Race

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k41m

UGH~!!!!!!!!

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edgystrife

Still awesome cant wait I really could care less about the multiplayer since MGS has always been known for their singleplayer which far exceeds the $60 value by itself pretty ridiculous when people say half the game is missing since it wont have MP at launch lmfao do your math and quit whining, your gaming entitlement argument makes the gamer fan base seem young and immature. Gamer Entitlement never ceases to amaze me

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Chrisisnottaken

As long as this doesn't really indicate some behind the scenes dysfunction, I don't see this as a big deal. I'm in the camp that feels like online play in MG was always more an industry concession than a natural outcome.

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NovaPrime1985

It wont be ready at launch you say?
then delay the game & make sure its released as a complete package.

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razor_rj

this doesnt inspire confidence, kojima and crew will be gone, so pc version will suck or be canceled

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3D3

Just awful, I was afraid of this.

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BradBurns

I don't know if MGS3 ever made it to PC but it was an awesome game and Phantom Pain reminds me of it a lot.

Glad PC fans will get the game at the same time as everyone else.

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Barighm

I have no idea what I'm missing. Was Metal Gear Online all that good?

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ibimon

@Barighm: it was underrated, but a great game. Best 3d person multiplayer shooter I have ever played. It wasn't noob friendly,with a very steep learning curve. You can loose your rank and skill if you kept loosing matches, or wasn't performing well. Most people who didn't like it or left the game after few matches were noobs and kids.

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Ripper_TV

@Barighm: No.

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Dack_Lancer

@Ripper_TV: ^ someone satly about all the headshots that happen to him

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Fhiend

Well this sucks.....for people who want MP MGS5. I personally do not care. I dont play multiplayer. MGS is a solo mission for me.

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Ripper_TV

@Fhiend: You're overpaying for the game then. Because you do in fact pay for those people's multiplayer.

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omanojyaku

@Ripper_TV: I agree but I think i take it a little further.

Why pay full price for a SP game, ever? When I buy this game, to play SP only, I will get the EXACT same experience for 15$.

The SP would have to be VERY robust to warrant me paying that much.

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YankeeAllStars

@Ripper_TV: You don't understand the concept of "value" do you? To him the single player itself is worth at least $60. Whether they added multiplayer or not didn't matter to him, because he was willing to pay $60 minimum for the single player itself.

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Ripper_TV

@yankeeallstars: He just doesn't have a choice. He would be a happier man, if you could only pay $40 and get the same product for him.

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Ribstaylor1

So the game now launches with the console version forgoing the extra time to optimize the game and get it working right on as much hardware configurations as possible. Nice Konami, way to lower your quality even before your last major flag ship game ever releases. So release the game earlier in a most likely shittier state, a non finished state I should say. And then have your B team as the development team for the online, since the developers who made the game and it's engine have disbanding/ been absorbed and or been let go. The fact it's 4 months behind everything else for online play is a horrible business move since it's so easy to pirate on the pc, and people because of this will do so in droves.

Does anyone here really think Kojima would have been willing to send out a product that's missing half it's features and then have one platform have it 4 months after everything else? **** no. Konami as a company is no longer a company I wish to support if lesser quality (The reason metal gear is so fucking good to begin with is it's polish) and half baked products missing whole features like online play for months and months on end is how they plan to do business from now on.

RIP Konami. Without Kojima, and the polish and perfection he puts into your tittles, I won't be coming back. Have fun staying in business in 20 years when no one cares to play your gambling machines based off of characters that are all ready extremely dated and, lets face it no one will give a shit about outside a select group of die hard old school fans, within a very short span of time.

The company is a shell of what it was. Hell Castlevania erotic violence gambling machines says it all.

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Juaks

@ribstaylor1: How do you know the game is in a "shittier" state? Ground Zeros on PC looks and runs very well. I think you are over reacting for the sake of whining. People just have to wait a few months for the multiplayer. Is better this way rather than waiting long after for a PC version like GTAV.

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Barighm

@ribstaylor1: There was an article released recently that pretty much shows Konami has stopped caring about console development. They make way too much money from mobile games to care anymore.

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kentray1985

I feel bad for anybody who still want's to buy mgs5 without Kojima'a name tied to it. Konami is turning all our favorite game franchises into slot machines and this is the company you will give your money to.

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Calikidd86

@kentray1985: See his name on the credits after every mission.

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patsfan365

@kentray1985: Say "slot machine" again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker.

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JonnyC0mbat

@kentray1985: all they did was take his name off it, it's still his game.

Last Konami purchase for me though. Sounds like a very dysfunctional company.

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gunnmetal

Solid snake is not in phantom pain. Thats why david hayter is not the voice.

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ferval100

Oh sweet September 1st now? Thought we had to wait two weeks longer.

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kentray1985

@ferval100: Can't believe you want to support a company that's abandoning gaming for slot machines.

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NovaPrime1985

@kentray1985: slot machines?
fill me in please, Im not aware of what you're talking about with that.

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Minamo

Gotta figure out how to add all the microtransactions into the game.

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ferval100

@Minamo: And when exactly they will close down the multiplayer.

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SakuraBomb

January for PC players? That's just cruel. Whether I choose to play the game on PC or PS4 I'm buying it for the single player anyway.

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kentray1985

@sakurabomb: why buy it period, mgs will be a slot machine in the future. Castlevania has already received that treatment

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SakuraBomb

@kentray1985: You make a good point but it's Kojima's last true Metal Gear Solid.

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Merseyak

Not even worried about waiting for multiplayer MGS has always been about the single player.

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JonnyC0mbat

Fine by me. Who buys a MGS game for multiplayer.

(Awaits torrent of abuse from 2 angry people)

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SakuraBomb

@jonnyc0mbat: I agree but a lot of people do love multiplayer.

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adam4897332

Konami should told us this in months ago,

not a month before launch......................

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SakuraBomb

@adam4897332: Ikr! It seems so sudden

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Stebsis

@lonesamurai1: I can almost taste the refunds

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SakuraBomb

@lonesamurai1: lol

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