Konami has announced a new Metal Gear multiplayer stealth game, Metal Gear Survive, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Konami announced the new game at Gamescom 2016, and also revealed a trailer for the game.
Most of the game footage in the trailer is set at the ending of Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes, which confirms that the game is set after the events of MGSV prologue.
The synopsis of the game follows a group of soldiers sucked into random wormholes along with some chunks of Motherbase. The soldiers are transported to alternate timelines with desert landcapes and half formed structures.
The game will feature up to four player co-op, and the players must work cooperatively to survive the in the new harsh wilderness.
The stealth mechanics which are the key pillar of Metal Gear franchise, will be a critical part of the experience in Metal Gear Survive. The game will feature new weapons, and some of them are completely new to the franchise like bow and arrow.
European President for Konami Digital Entertainment, Tomotada Tashiro, said that he is extremely delighted to announce the game.
We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the Metal Gear franchise. Metal Gear Survive the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multi-player experience.
According to the press release, players must work together strategically to mange massive threats and “New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well”.
Konami did not provide any further details about Metal Gear Survive, like its release date. However, from the footage shown in the trailer, Survive seems to be using a lot of the work done on Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain’s single player and competitive multiplayer.
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