Konami infamously parted ways with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima last year and it wasn’t pretty.
Kojima managed to release his final game in the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, before leaving to form his own development studio, but since Konami owns the Metal Gear property, they’re free to do whatever they want with it. Which brings us to the newly announced Metal Gear Survive…
So the next Metal Gear is a co-op zombie survival shooter (don’t have enough of those!). It’s coming sometime in 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and is apparently set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but in an alternate universe. Here’s a description from the official press release:
METAL GEAR SURVIVE picks up from the ending of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, to an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky. Players find themselves on distorted desert landscapes full of massive half-formed structures, living biological threats, and the remains of a once strong military force now litter the landscape.
In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Mother Base now must work cooperatively in order to survive. METAL GEAR SURVIVE continues the pedigree of METAL GEAR SOLID V’s highly praised gameplay design, with a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics. Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of 4-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.
It looks like Konami got confused and made a Resident Evil game. Maybe it will be fun?