MGS 5 Comes With Metal Gear Online

The multiplayer mode won't cost you anything extra.

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Metal Gear Online will be included with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, publisher Konami confirmed today following the multiplayer game's showing at The Game Awards over the weekend.

It won't cost you anything extra, Konami added. As you can see in the trailer above, Metal Gear Online will feature a "class system," while characters such as Venom Snake and Ocelot will appear in it.

The Phantom Pain launches in 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A PC version of the open-world game is also in the works, but Konami has not announced a release date for it.

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Eagerly awaiting the David Hayter patch.

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nice I'm excited!

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The problem with MGS IV's multiplayer was netcode and bugs. That's all they gotta focus on, active support from the developer. The DLC was also horribly overpriced.

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Uhh yea I'd hope so. Since when does anyone sell MP separately?

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wait we buy the game and get th MP for free

or is just the MP free

or we buy the game MP free without xlive/ps plus


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Something like this is to be expected.

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JUST GIVE IT TO ME ALREADY!


Sounds good, looks like Kojima really took what GTA5 did to heart. Good on him :)

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i just hope they keep the trophies completely separate so I don't have to grind through for over 100 hours on something I never wanted

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Free MP... Oh my god.. thank you so very much....

If you add MP that IS part of the game.. charging for it separately would mean that it is NOT part of the intended experience.. meaning it is a different game.


Seriously though since I will be buying the game, I just hope it is good on both accounts.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> it's probably gonna be like mgs4 where the online is a whole separate entity of its own.

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MGS 4 Online was actually pretty well done. I only bought a month subscription and didn't get the chance to put to much time into it but I enjoyed what I played. It's too bad they locked it behind a monthly fee.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Wtf are you talking about! I played over 1000 hours of MGO and there are no fees what-so-ever. Sure there is DLC, but no monthly fees.

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I would prefer they took the resources, talent, and time to add more content in story, gameplay, and set pieces. Metal Gear has always had story as an aspect, sometimes great sometimes way out there, and tacked on MP pushed by publishers is not an aspect I would want them spending resources on. I am sure they will also find a need for always online and day one DLC before too long.

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I can definitely respect your opinion, but the gaming market has a large amounts of individuals all with different tastes. MG online was received quite well and lasted a year beyond it's contracted lifespan. There are people that only play multiplayer games, only play single player games, and some people like to do both. I'd say that "average" person will play the campaign of a game and play some multiplayer too..

So yes, I respect your opinion. But I hope you can understand that you are not the only person out there. Not every decision in the world is going to mesh with your likes. Honestly your comment is pretty selfish considering all the people out there who enjoy multiplayer.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I understand my opinion is not insular from the entire gaming community, and there are plenty of those who love and enjoy multiplayer. I am of course expressing my view only. IT is one that is widely shared though, as many many of us gamers are tired of tacked on MP to single player games. I can think of no game with tacked on MP that has improved the game, but plenty whois quality has went drastically down. Because a games development budget is not going to go up to take in MP but cut into to accommodate for it.

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And lets be honest tacked on MP has nothing to do with improving a game, it is a tactic that keeps a minor few from reselling used games because their are some with a mindset that they will revisit that game eventually to 'finish it' or at least try it out. Those are they ones that keeps tons of games laying around collecting dust. Everyone has a small amount of hoarding in them, and this plays to that.

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IT is all about money = take part of a games budget and use it for tacked on MP, and you keep certain demographic of gamers from reselling their game too quickly which reduces overall sales.

My main problem is I can think of NO game that has been improved with tacked on MP and tons who quality has drastically went down because of it. - If you think that last sentence was repetitive, so has tacked on MP been for single player games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Metal Gear Online was very fun. A lot of people like Mass Effect 3 online. Then there are other games like Halo, Gears, Battlefield (Bad Company) that have good multiplayer with a decent single player story.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> give peace (walker) a chance ^^

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Why do people have to b!tch about everything, we're all getting what looks to be a great game, and with multiplayer that looks a lot better than the tacked on MP in most games these days, just be happy this game is coming to all major platforms and will be great.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> has Metal Gear Solid been having better mp than the tacked on MP in most games these days?

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And why shouldn't it?

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Shesh show some respect and maturity ppl. This is great news for MGS fans.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> MGS fans already knew this

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It won't cost you anything extra on PC*

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's to mirror the chances of finding populated servers of this on PC a couple of months after release.

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So what about a season pass Kojima? i mean, u already charged for GZ. Maybe microtransactions?

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oh yes.....

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Yeah, except you'll need to pay for PS Plus to play it. So much for nothing extra.

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Thank God I got to experience video games during an age where such statements couldn't be article headlines.

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Wow, a bunch of negative comments, as usual. The assholes of the world never fail to disappoint.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeh I can't understand the hate in the comment section, people are even complaining about stuff that isn't even related to the game, I guess you can't please anyone these days, give us the MP free, how dare you Kojima... How Dare YOU!

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Hey guys just to clarify a few things. This announcement is important because MGO was sold seperatly from MGS4 in Japan.

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So thanks for including the game in the game?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Much like GTA V the online component is pretty big compared to what you normally see in tacked on MP, this is including a game with a game, they could have easily charged a bit more for it, so just be thankful it's free, and looks like it will actually be fun.

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No game is simply fun anymore. Usually, games nowadays require a learning curve of at least 3-4 weeks, are usually marred by SP bugs and MP glitches, and the stories told are either too bland or poorly written to even fathom any kind of understanding of what is going on. When you start to finally get good, the game is so buried in realism that you start cursing the tv when the action doesn't go your way.

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A single player campaign AND a multiplayer mode of the same game all in one package? Gee-wilikers fellas, the modern game industry sure is peachy keen! The days of keeping them separate are behind us now!

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Did you really just say "Gee-wilikers?" You must be having a good day.

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"It won't cost you anything extra, Konami added". Should I be impressed? They should also add the demo, Ground Zeros.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yep i'm really hoping on that also. But unfortunately i think it has very little chances to happen. They wouldn't want (or at least Konami headmasters wouldn't) to kill off the sales for GZ alone.

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I have been expecting GZ to be incorporated into the main release of MGSV ever since it was announced much like the tanker mission was incorporated into MGS2 however I wouldn't be surprised if it was more focused on the story and tutorial elements with less of the side mission included. Kojima will find a way to keep the original GZ release unique.

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It really shows the sad state of the industry as a whole when this is considered "newsworthy". No disrespect to Kojima, Konami or anyone else involved in this game's development, but this move shouldn't be applauded just because it's bucking an unfair, manipulative trend.

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Free my ass. That's why you need a PS Plus/XBOX LIVE account.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Go my child... fly into the night, your ass has been free'd...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> PC. Sony and Microsoft is pickpocketing you, not Konami.

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