If you were wondering what was going to happen to the Metal Gear series now that creator Hideo Kojima has moved on then the wait is over. Konami have announced that the next entry in the Metal Gear series will be Metal Gear Survive, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2017.
The game is set to be a stealth based Co-Op game which takes place after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on an alternate timeline. The trailer, found below, gives a bit more context to the otherwise crazy sounding setting of Metal Gear Survive.
Konami released the following details about Metal Gear Survive:
“Metal Gear Survive picks up from the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, to an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky. Players find themselves on distorted desert landscapes full of massive half-formed structures, living biological threats, and the remains of a once strong military force now litter the landscape.
In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Motherbase now must work cooperatively in order to survive. Metal Gear Survive continues the pedigree of METAL GEAR SOLID V’s highly praised gameplay design, with a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics. Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of four-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.”
Though many will be happy at the thought of a new game in the Metal Gear series it is somewhat painful to see that this is the distance Konami plans to take the series in it’s post-Kojima state. You can see the trailer below and make up your own minds on if Metal Gear Survive is a game for you. Expect more in the coming months.
Metal Gear Survive is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2017.