There’s no denying that the Metal Gear franchise has been in a state of flux ever since Konami and legendary developer Hideo Kojima parted ways on less than amicable terms. The first non-Kojima led project called Metal Gear Survive was revealed last year, leaving fans mostly puzzled and confused thanks to a heavy focus on co-op and the inclusion of zombies. After a long bit of silence since its reveal, Metal Gear Survive has resurfaced at E3 2017 providing a few more details on what players can expect from the full experience.
During a hands-on demo, Konami revealed that Metal Gear Survive also features a dense single player mode as well as the already revealed cooperative multiplayer modes. Details are scarce but both modes tie together in that actions completed during multiplayer missions will reward additional resources which can be used by players when they return to the single player campaign. Additional information and details on the single player portion are coming at a later date.
Since its initial reveal, the focus has been solely on co-op, where up to four players work together to defend various generators and outposts against waves of enemies. During gameplay, players earn points for completing actions and performing well, which in turn earns more loot that can be then brought back to the single player experience. When the mission comes to an end, players earn tiered loot of various rarity based on a number of factors such as the level that is being played.
While a single player campaign may help a few more people get on board with the game, Metal Gear Survive likely has a tough uphill battle ahead as it tries to prove itself to fans who are no doubt still upset over the Konami/Kojima fallout. The premise is another aspect which has longtime fans concerned as it seems to place a reduced emphasis on stealth, something the series has been well known for. Taking place in an alternate timeline that’s set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, wormholes open up in the sky pulling in some unlucky individuals and structures just after Snake leaves the compound. These individuals must now band together to try and survive a harsh desert landscape that’s also filled with monsters.
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Metal Gear Survive launches early in 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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