Metal Gear Survive, a new co-operative multiplayer title set in the same universe as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain , has been announced by Konami at Gamescom according to a press release. A trailer accompanied the game's announcement:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3hjRKGrC40
The story of the game picks up after the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Mysterious wormholes open up in the sky following the conclusion of the previous game. Characters are transported to an alternate world nearly devoid of life save for horrifying crystalline entities out to kill them. Four players will work cooperatively to survive against this onslaught with weapons from the previous game as well as all-new equipment.
Details on gameplay are light save for a note that the title will continue the blend of stealth and action from previous Metal Gear titles. The trailer gives us a good idea of the desert landscape setting in this harrowing alternate universe. The end of the trailer implies that the four players will face something quite large at some point during the game. The current speculation across multiple sites is that players will end up fighting against a Metal Gear of some sort.
In terms of the pricing, Konami has stated that it will not be a $60 title. Polygon got in touch with Konami and was told that the price of Metal Gear Survive would be "somewhere in the vicinity of" the price for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Ground Zeroes retailed for $30 on release.
Metal Gear Survive is expected sometime in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam.
The first major Metal Gear Solid game by Konami in the post-Kojima era is essentially an alternate universe co-operative zombie shooter. I can't really say that this is a particularly original idea. Still, it looks interesting enough and if Konami does things right it might end up being an entertaining title. However, considering how they handled the multiplayer elements of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain I'd be extremely cautious about this title, all things considered.
What do you think of the announcement of Metal Gear Survive? Do you feel the universe of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is robust enough to warrant a standalone multiplayer title? Do you think it can hold up to Kojima's legacy of tactical espionage action and characters performing odd hand gestures? Let us know in the comments below!