Even though Konami has shown disinterest in publishing any new AAA games on console, it’s sticking to its promise to deliver more Metal Gear Solid games by announcing Metal Gear Survive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Metal Gear Survive takes place directly after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes as members of the Militaires Sans Frontières were not killed in the title’s finale, instead finding themselves transported through wormholes into a completely alternate universe. In this alternate universe, the Militaires Sans Frontières members find themselves surrounded by half-formed structures and what appear to be a swarm of military zombies, although Konami calls them “living biological threats.”
Not only will players have to fight against these biological threats in 4-player online co-op play, but judging by the end of the trailer Konami released for the title, we could expect to fight against at least one Metal Gear.
Metal Gear Survive marks the first entry for the series without its iconic director, Hideo Kojima. It’s interesting to see the series essentially turn into a bastardized version of Capcom’s Resident Evil series, specifically Resident Evil Umbrella Corps. Hopefully Metal Gear Survive offers the same gameplay mechanics we expect from a Metal Gear game, although given it's under the direction of Konami, who knows how it’ll play at this point?
Metal Gear Survive is expected to release in 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.