Konami has announced that the online features of Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be shutting down on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year. In the meantime, some people may have forgotten that the Phantom Pain was actually released on the previous generation as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as the game also looked relatively good and worked surprisingly well.
The versions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows remain unaffected by the server end and can still be played online.
When does online support for Metal Gear Solid V end?
Closing should be done gradually. First of all, you should not be able to make real money in-game purchases on PS3 and Xbox 360 as of August 31. From November 30, DLC associated with Metal Gear Online will also disappear from stores until the plug is finally pulled on June 31, 2022.
However, we can say from experience that Phantom Pain can also be played nicely without an online function, since Metal Gear Online and Mother Base metagame are not the core of the game and you will also get a lot of offline content.
It also doesn’t seem impossible at the moment that Konami is working on a new branch of Metal Gear, as a well-known Konami employee, who also worked at Metal Gear previously, is rumored to be working on a still-classified game. We will of course keep you informed as soon as strong news emerges.