Konami Reveals First Post-Kojima ‘Metal Gear Survive’ Game
Following the departure of Hideo Kojima from Konami, the publisher has taken over the Metal Gear reins and announced their first game without the series creator, Metal Gear Survive. As it turns out, Konami may have no idea what the franchise is actually about, as it looks like we are getting a multi-player zombie survival shooter.
The game is an alternate take on what happened after the events of “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.” Here is some more info on it via their official 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 Mother Base 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 4-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.”
This… does not sound like Metal Gear in any way whatsoever. It may be a fun derivative off-shoot but it’s a strange new direction to go in, especially as the first game minus Kojima.
Metal Gear Survive is expected to be released next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.