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.
Community manager Robert Peeler announced on Steam, "After some initial hiccups we’re going forward guns at the ready. However that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped development, quite the contrary. Just like the previously released console versions of MGO, we’ll be integrating new updates to the game to improve the experience and add content."
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For the uninitiated, Metal Gear Online features both a class-based Tactical Team Operations where players can adopt the role of one of three distinct classes - Scout, Enforcer and Infiltrator - as they build their base to withstand assaults from other players; the same base can be used in single player as well. The second mode is a straight up 8 vs. 8 PvP team match with several gameplay modes similar to the original PlayStation 3 standalone game from 2012.
The game was developed by Hideo Kojima's LA studio, which was shut down after Kojima was fired by Konami. The publisher promised that the online component for PC would not be abandoned, and true to their word, here it is.
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