Metal Gear Online to quietly die this summer

Remember Metal Gear Online? The PlayStation 3 exclusive launched alongside Metal Gear Solid 4, and boasted over a million members at its apex. Konami announced today that the game will officially shut down this summer.

The announcement (via Kotaku) states that the game will end in several phases. In late April, you'll no longer be able to make new characters. On May 21, the Online Shop will shut down. Finally, June 21 will see the closure of the in-game client, finally putting the game to rest for good.

Konami actually supported MGO with expansions for quite a while, but it's been three years since its heyday, and the Metal Gear Solid series is moving in different directions. If you want to relive fond memories, or just always wanted to try it out, get your time in while you can.