During Gamescom, Konami released a trailer announcing a new entry to the Metal Gear Solid franchise. This is after the entire debacle that involved Hideo Kojima leaving the company under a cloak of law suits and gag orders, along with Kojima Productions. So, what does Konami have up their sleeves to continue the series? Well, it’s a zombie survival co-op game titled Metal Gear: Survive, giving a four-player online experience that is set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
This entry explains what happened to the soldiers who were left in Mother Base, getting swallowed up through a wormhole and sent into an alternate universe. The trailer gives a glimpse of what the setting will be, resembling a desert with infrastructures destroyed and piled all around. There are also zombies with blue glowing shards stuck in them, giving off a very Resident Evil theme.
Metal Gear: Survival will run on the FOX engine, and use the same resources to cut development costs. This will not be a $60 game. After Gamescom, Konami will have more information regarding this title. There is an outcry from the online community, questioning its role in the series. Fans are perceiving this as simply a way to milk the franchise, since the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima, is not present. Whatever complaints may be, this could be a smart move by Konami. This will give them an “expansion” of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, similar to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Subsistence. This could explain the missing soldiers in the game, give further explanations of the missing Chapter 3, and possibly give new insights to the Metal Gear universe.
Metal Gear: Survive is planned to be released 2017, with further information coming out soon.