Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Summary
It was the closing chapter to an era, a masterful entry in an already strong series, and the final goodbye from director Hideo Kojima before leaving Konami. Add to that pretty impressive list that Metal Gear Solid 5 has now reached over 6 million units sold since its release.
The online component of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Online, is now live for PC users. The multiplayer mode had been available for console users since its launch on 1st September, 2015.
Despite all issues and despite all turmoil, Konami has moved forward with Metal Gear Online. The folks from Kojima Productions may be unavailable to look to for direction, but the team currently developing MGO has announced that they are ready to bring the experience of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain into an online-only format and allow PC players their first look at it today.
Much was made of Konami barring Hideo Kojima from accepting the awards that his most recent game, Metal Gear Solid 5, earned in the past year. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) will be inducting Kojima into its Hall of Fame, something the publisher won't be able to prevent.
Konami has had nothing if not a messy end of the year full of questionable business practices following a ton of turmoil and perceivably bad dealings in separation and dismissal of Metal Gear Solid's creator and director, Hideo Kojima. Nonetheless, it would seem they're ready to move forward with previous plans to continue the franchise and have posted the inevitable job openings for the next entry of the series.