The End Of Metal Gear Online


Imitation TeamworkHow many of you own Metal Gear Solid 4? Like currently; right now, sitting on your shelf, begging you to play it with weeping eyes filled with untold promises, hilarity, and putting guards into slightly-less-than-tasteful positions?

How many of you knew it comes with multiplayer? It was actually really good. It had issues, but you could arrange the bodies of sleeping real life opponents into creative positions (and if for some reason you actually found someone with a mic, they would probably be swearing at you now). The multiplayer piled on the opportunities for teamwork (nothing quite like the feeling of rescuing your bro from a hostage situation), and had a number of systems that were genuinely pioneered: SOPlink, Nonlethal weapons in multiplayer, cardboard box shenanigans, and of course: lingerie magazines. I could go on about all the reasons why we should all be playing it right now, but this next one should do it nicely

Metal Gear Online is falling victim to the Mayan prophecy.

Ok its actually closer to: The Servers are being shutdown soon.

Important Dates from the above article:
March 21:
>closure of the MGO online shop. no buying new account slots or the like. Or the DLC’s I think

April 24:
-Registration of new characters disabled
-All Purchasable DLC packs and such become free
-”reward shop” purchasables become free; the ingame currency buyables for avatar decoration and whatnot

June 12:
>End of Online Service

Suddenly feel inspired to go play Metal Gear Solid 4 now? I know I do. Word of Forewarning however: The initial download of the multiplayer sometimes takes a hella-long time. It is unarguably worth it though (just leave it on over night). Just use the HTTP method.

Still though, offering all of the DLC for free for the last 2 ish months is an all right consolation, and in all fairness, it is one of the more fun multiplayer experiences I’ve ever had.

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Ulterior Motive Time

We should Game night this stuff up. Probably even more than once! One last hoorah before the Mayan curse happens. I certainly would want to be involved. So I welcome someone else to take lead on that. Or force me to do it, It just needs to be done.


Written by: Abkanis - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Cheeto on February 14th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    I’ve read the news today. It’s indeed bad news for the franchise fans. I’ve heard some good feedback on the multiplayer, mainly by Tosh, who previously suggested a MGS4 game night. Personally I don’t even own MGS4, I just couldn’t find a copy where I live, strictly for the fact that the game has been out for nearly 4 years. Possibly by the time I get my hands on a copy, the multiplayer won’t be active and I will miss the opportunity to experience it.

  2. #2 by Abkanis on February 14th, 2012 [ 1064 Points ]

    Has it really been 4 years since it came out? Either way I keep seeing at what counts for Canada’s version of gamestop for 15-20$ for one of the best stories I can remember.

  3. #3 by wolfkin on February 14th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    I’m in it.. never touched the game but I might as well slot it at the top of my playing list now.

  4. #4 by Pedro on February 15th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I could never play MGO because I simply can’t update the game, I’ve tried many times, but it just never worked. It’s a shame though, I know the online mode has a solid following and fans will miss it (Kane and Tosh will certainly be very sad).

    MGS4 is an awesome and one of the best games of this generation and it should be played, even if it’s offline.

  5. #5 by Sakinah on February 15th, 2012 [ 26489 Points ]

    I hadn’t played this since 2009. It was fun once you got passed the learning curve.

  6. #6 by Juan Morales on February 15th, 2012 [ 395 Points ]

    never could play online cause my interwebs connection was pretty shity

  7. #7 by mowmow on February 15th, 2012 [ 11160 Points ]

    i played it for 4 or 5 months when it was released. It was pretty fun when you realized what abilities to use with what guns.

  8. #8 by foobarph on February 27th, 2012 [ 130 Points ]

    RIP metal gear :(


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