In an exclusive reveal courtesy of IGN, we’ve gotten our first look at Metal Gear Survive, the first game in the Metal Gear franchise after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the first to be made following series creator Hideo Kojima’s notorious, public departure from the company last year.
As Snake and co. escape the destruction of Mother Base, following the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a portal opens in the sky, sucking up the remnants of the base and an unnamed soldier left behind in the wreckage. The soldier is deposited in a desert filled with crystal-headed zombies, where he teams up with other survivors. The game is described as a four-player, co-op survival game “done the Metal Gear way” so hopefully we can expect a decent amount of classic MGS stealth. The game won’t retail for a full $60 but besides that, not much else is known. There should be more info coming out of Gamescom soon.
The reaction from the internet thus far has been less than stellar. After Konami’s handling of Kojima’s departure and their plans to expand their franchises to mobile and whatever this is, fans have been skeptical of how the company was going to treat Metal Gear going forward, and this announcement hasn’t done much to rebuild any goodwill. The YouTube video embedded below is currently sitting at 25,000 thumbs down to just 3,000 thumbs up. NeoGAF and Reddit threads are mostly filled with confusion and anger, though there is the occasional glass-half-full type arguing the game could still be fun if it’s borrowing liberally from The Phantom Pain.
Hopefully, we’ll get some more footage before the end of Gamescom to see just how Metal Gear this Metal Gear game really is. Metal Gear Survive is due out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2017. Watch the reveal trailer below via IGN.