Metal Gear Survive is a new four-player cooperative experience set to launch next year, Konami announced at Gamescom 2016.
The game takes place in an alternate universe, set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. While the Gamescom trailer teases appearances from familiar characters like Big Boss, we’ve yet to hear an official confirmation from the developer.
Powered by the Fox Engine, the game will pit four players against groups of zombies. As it is with every survival game, the human side must somehow survive the ordeal by using stealth and “new weaponry.” There’s still no indication as to whether Metal Gear Survive is a purely survival game or if players will have the option to go berserk. Konami is expected to do a larger reveal later this week and will be when we’ll get several of our questions answered.
With the departure of series’ creator Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Survive is going to be the first installment in the franchise to be released without the involvement of the iconic developer. Kojima has since then formed his own studio and is currently working with Sony on the game Death Stranding. A teaser for the new project was released during Sony’s E3 2016 press briefing and had everyone excited.
So far, Metal Gear Survive’s announcement has been met with confusion and anger from loyal fans. It was always going to be a difficult job for Konami to market new Metal Gear games after the controversial exit of Kojima. In that light, it’s clever of the company to drop an alternate universe to help street away from the signature Kojima games. However, we’ll see if Metal Gear Survive is able to convince fans to give it a try.
Metal Gear Survive is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.