With Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami, Metal Gear Solid V became the last entry in the series as we have come to know it. Konami has however vowed to keep the franchise alive without the help of Kojima Productions and it looks as if they have taken their first step in their attempt to do so. Today at Gamescom, Konami announced a new Metal Gear title called Metal Gear Survive.
“We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the METAL GEAR franchise,” said Tomotada Tashiro, European President for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “METAL GEAR SURVIVE will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multi-player experience.”
About Metal Gear Survive from Konami’s Press Release
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.
Only time will tell if this new entry will survive (sorry) the already incoming backlash from longtime fans due to the new take on the game and the lack of Kojima. Metal Gear Survive certainly faces an uphill battle but if the gameplay is solid (see what I did there?) then Konami’s first post Kojima Metal Gear may be able to stand on its own.