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Metal Gear Survive To Have No Loot Boxes Or Pay To Win

Gaming article by Robert Grosso on January 22, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Metal Gear Survive producer Yuji Korekado has opened up regarding some confusion surrounding the upcoming spin-off game.

A recent interview published by the Official PlayStation Magazine UK (issue 145, February 2018) contains a lengthy interview with Korekado, where he explicitly expresses regret over the confusion over Metal Gear Survive being a spin-off game to the Metal Gear Solid series.  As reported by WCCFTech, Korekado noted that fans seemed to take Metal Gear Survive as "the continuation of the Metal Gear series, so I regret that we caused that confusion."


Korekado also addressed recent stories regarding the implementation of in-game microtransactions, specifically noting that Metal Gear Survive does not contain any loot boxes or pay-to-win monetary schemes.

"There will not be loot boxes, and there will not be Pay-to-Win types of microtransactions. There will be things like the accessories in Metal Gear Online, and Forward Operating Base in MGSV: The Phantom Pain."
A few days ago, we reported on Metal Gear Survive containing in-game microtransactions, which was first reported by a preview article of the game by GameSpot. No real details of the in-game microtransactions were given, other than an item called "Boost Passes" that provided various bonuses to players. Korekado implies similar microtransaction implementation as the FOB mechanic in Phantom Pain, a base-building aspect of the gameplay that was completely optional to the games overall storyline. An explanation of the FOB mechanic can be found here.

Metal Gear Survive is a survival-action title based on the Metal Gear series but is a marked departure from the standard stealth action and espionage gameplay seen in the past. Instead, the game is following a multiplayer survival mold where players will have to contend with surviving in the wild while dealing with zombies known as creatures to the player. Metal Gear Survive is set in an alternate timeline to the rest of the series – quite literally as a wormhole is responsible for the soldiers stuck in an alternate universe – which is used to justify the creatures and survival-style gameplay.


Metal Gear Survive is slated for release next month, for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.