Metal Gear Survive Beta Dates Confirmed For PS4 And Xbox One

Konami shares more about how Metal Gear Survive works.

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Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming "spin-off episode" of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive. Fortunately, players will have an opportunity to try the game for themselves in advance of its release, as Konami has announced a beta for the game launches next month.

Survive's beta will run from January 18-21 on both PS4 and Xbox One; there's no mention of a PC beta test, although the game is also coming to that platform. According to Konami, it will provide an opportunity "to jump into co-op mode to build, defend, and fight alongside friends online." No further specifics on what's included were shared.

Those who participate in the beta will receive bonus items in the full game. These include a FOXHOUND name plate, a Metal Gear REX head accessory, and a bandana. It's unclear if there will be a way to unlock these without having played the beta, or if they'll be available at all in the PC version.

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Coinciding with this news, Konami shared the video above. It opens with producer Yuji Korekado providing an overview of the game before diving into a look at the single-player and the function that the Base Camp serves in single-player and co-op. We get a look at hunting animals, crafting, and combat, as well as how your Base Camp will periodically come under attack, forcing you to plan ahead and then defend it when necessary.

Metal Gear Survive releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 20. It was originally due out this year, but it was delayed back at E3. It marks the first Metal Gear game to be released by Konami since Kojima, the series' creator, parted ways with the studio.

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simonspearman86

Metal Gear Survive Confirmed To Fail For PS4 And Xbox One.

Fixed it for you. Nobody wants this game and very few care for it.

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lion2447

It's been confirmed it will require an Internet connection to play the game. Sounds like the single player is going to be nothing more than a tutorial on how to play the game. The rest will be all online content. Why else does a single player game always need to be connected?

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Thanatos2k

@lion2447: Always online DRM, obviously. You can always expect the worst from Konami.

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md3blue

Gamers we want something. Also gamers what the **** are you doing we want the same stuff.

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Mastergp4life

@md3blue: More like

"MGS fans: We want that third incomplete chapter to MGSV: The Phantom Pain, oh and remake Metal Gear 1 & 2 in the Fox Engine!"

"Konami: More Pachinko machines, plus DLC for that dying Metal Gear Online, and a half-assed survival Metal Gear game? We got you!"

I don't how gamers like you are completely docile when publishers make shitty decisions that always only benefit their pockets.

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Thanatos2k

They're still making this trash? I thought it was just an elaborate joke.

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Mastergp4life

@Thanatos2k: I thought this was DLC for Metal Gear Online.

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thedarklinglord

Kojima was always overrated but Konami releasing this limp, shameless cash grab of a game will only cement the widespread opinion that the company is nothing without Kojima. Konami needed the next Metal Gear game to be something that would have even diehard fans saying, "Man, Kojima must've been holding them back with all his post-modernism weird for the sake of weird bullshit, because this game is freakin' awesome!" This ain't gonna be that game.

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PlaystationZone

In other news burnout paradise getting remasterd why gamespot reporting this they didn’t report about dreams. If keep missing game news no one come on here anymore.

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Pyrosa

Sounds like Fortnite

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itchyflop

this just shows how when Kojima was "let go" they lost a great story teller and icon from the gaming industry.

you know cos the zombie thing hasn't been done to death already, and with kojima's new game so intriguing, konami, egg and face is the 3 words that spring to my mind when this bombs.

Konami have brought some great titles over the years in and out of the arcades, and im not saying its all their fault with the kojima thing, however because of it and i know im may be stating the obvious i dont see this selling well.

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swantn5

@itchyflop: they can bring in the writer of the series tomokazu fukushima

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itchyflop

@swantn5: they can yeah and they haven’t!!!

maybe they will after this?

the appeal (to me anyway) if Kojima was his weird and wonderful imagination he showed through his work (once u got past all the cut scenes and all the other bullocks lol).

Who knows this may yet be weird and wonderful but it’s got some serious uphill skating to do B4 it even showdown promise with the stigma and bitter taste the Kojima Konami split left behind.

Merry Christmas 🎄 hope u have a wonderful time 😎😎😎

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gohan16ken

Is it true that online only even for single player? Thanks.

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Kyrylo

@gohan16ken: yes they confirmed it.

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nikolistary

This might be the most shameless game ever made. Who would sign up to help develop this, or who on earth would willfully drop money on this is beyond me entirely.

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DarkRaven9

@nikolistary: You described Battlefield 1 XDDDDDD

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md3blue

@nikolistary: why everyone hating on this so hard

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Mastergp4life

@md3blue: Because this is the most generic looking game coming from Konami in the MGS franchise. Even the title is generic....for christ's sake they used the name of the genre (survival) as their title! Not to mention the gaming industry is already over saturated with this type of game. Besides what true Metal Gear Solid fan would play this abomination?Obvious cash grab.

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hardcoregamer1

The metal gear series is dead so let's forget about it, now the genius kojima is making death strand so that is what we are focusing on.

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lebanese_boy

I'm probably the only Metal Gear fan who's willing to give this thing a legitimate chance to prove itself, so yeah I guess it's doomed...

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gamingdevil800

@lebanese_boy: Its literally only £24.85 at launch for me so I'm going to give it a try. If this bombs Konami will probably throw its arms in the air and won't bother making anymore big budget games apart from PES lol.

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Mastergp4life

@gamingdevil800: This a big budget game? Are you kidding me? So many reused assets from Phantom Pain. They couldn't even bother coming up with a decent name for this game.

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dragonsama

Trying to turn Metal Gear into Left 4 Dead. No just NO!!!

#FucKonami

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Pyrosa

@dragonsama: Nope -- they said build and defend. That's Fortnite, not L4D.

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G4m1ngOn

They didn't even make a new map, reusing same Afghanistan from MGS V - it should be free "game mode". #FucKonami

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DarkRaven9

@g4m1ngon: FC Primal did the same with FC4 map. >.>

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gotrekfabian

I wouldnt even play the full game for free on principle.

#FucKonami

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Xristophoros

TRASH! looks like any other f2p game -- only difference is they plastered the mgs label on it. this recycled turd has no business being called a "metal gear" game and should not even exist! waiting for it to bomb and be long forgotten.

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Ironofkaiser

@Xristophoros: kojima didn't do everything and a lot of people who worked on the previous games worked on this . Get your head out of your ass and try and remove konami and kojima and look at it as a game an individual .

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Xristophoros

@ironofkaiser: wrong. the core members of the team all left konami and are now part of kojima productions. you think those talented individuals would stick around at such a shitty company if given the opportunity to leave?

you are one of the rare drones i have seen who is actually defending this heaping pile of shit! (you must have konami ulterior motives or are delusional). this game is a thoughtless, soulless cash-grab and nothing more. if you look up "cash-grab" in the dictionary, it explicitly states metal gear survive next to it! :D you have been living in a hobbit hole for the past few years if you think there is a single redeeming quality to this so-called game! enjoy wasting your money and contributing to the problem!

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Ironofkaiser

@Xristophoros: lol a drone ? No I simply enjoy the engine used I spent days in mgsV and I miss it . Also several members did stay I'm not gonna debate it as it is fact .

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videogameninja

Might make a record for the least amount of people in a beta ever.

;)

-THANKS BUT NO THANKS NINJA APPROVED-

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KevO44

No Konami. No.

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gamingdevil800

I kinda feel sorry for the people who made this game. All Konami need to do to get some positive PR is to remake MGS 1 to 3 in the fox engine.

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Thanatos2k

@gamingdevil800: Uh, they've already rereleased them multiple times. Why do we want yet another version.

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gamingdevil800

@Thanatos2k: Cause I'd like to see it looking like MGSV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKdgKU7hn-A

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Thanatos2k

@gamingdevil800: I'm not giving Konami money just to upgrade graphics again.

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Mastergp4life

@Thanatos2k: You don't but we will! Enjoy paying to play a below average game and the guaranteed amount of microtransactions to come along with it.

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Thanatos2k

@Mastergp4life: .....Uh what?

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RestatBonfire

@gamingdevil800: never played 1, how is it?

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gargungulunk

@gamingdevil800: Yea that Fox Engine is one the best I've ever seen, in terms of character movement ability alone.

I'm glad the engine is alive still, but they're using it wrong.

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