Finally, 6 years after the release of Metal Gear Solid V (The Phantom Pain), Konami has officially announced that The game's online servers will no longer be available by the end of May next year.
A statement on Konami's website read: Pain Thank you. We are sorry to inform our users that the online servers of this game will be unavailable on May 31, 2022. "
Although Metal Gear Solid 5 will still be available offline on seventh-generation Sony and Microsoft consoles, it will no longer be possible to connect to online servers, and its online portion, Metal Gear Online, will no longer be available after this date. The seventh-generation PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles will not be available.
According to Konami, the first step towards this decision has already been taken, and online Metal Gear online shopping systems are no longer usable. Then, from November 30, it will not be possible to purchase add-on packages for Metal Gear online. After that, and from March 1, 2022, Metal Gear online will be removed from the digital stores of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles and will not be available for purchase. Finally, on March 31, 2022, all of the game's online servers will shut down and players will no longer be able to use any of the game's online features.
In this announcement, Konami reassures players He reminded that although other online features of the game will not be available, the offline part is still fully playable. They also emphasized that no refunds will be given for items purchased online.
However, this action does not currently threaten game owners on other platforms, and it seems that the online features of Metal Gear Solid 5 continue to be fully applicable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released on September 1, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC platforms worldwide. As the name implies, this is the fifth issue of the Metal Gear Solid game series, which offers a unique experience as a stealth action game. Of course, Metal Gear Solid also went through 5 different margins. It was during the development of the work that Konami and Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid, got into trouble and this forced Kojima to leave Konami.