Bad news if you kept playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the latest instalment in the action and infiltration saga created by Hideo Kojima, on your PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. In addition to Metal Gear Survive.
The fact is that Konami has announced the closure of the game servers, both Metal Gear Solid V and Metal Gear Online functions. The final closure will be effective from May 31, 2022, the date on which we will say goodbye to the soldiers of the Mother Base and the rest of the multiplayer options of the title.
Konami does not give reasons, although we understand that it is because the game has been active and that the number of active players on PS3 and Xbox 360 does not compensate to keep their servers alive. By not specifying anything about the rest of the platforms, we understand that it will be possible to continue playing all multiplayer functions on PS4, Xbox One and PC as before. It only concerns the media mentioned above. Something like that has been done by other big-name games like GTAV lately.
Konami has published the planned calendar for these months, ceasing to buy DLC from next December until the final closure on May 31. Although the online service is active, you can continue to enjoy the offline game and its main story as before.
In this way, Metal Gear Solid V, which has been the subject of controversy because it triggered Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami due to discrepancies between both parties, is turned off in a specific part. You can learn more about the game by taking a look at our review.
As of June 2022, you will no longer be able to control the Mother Base.