Metal Gear Online Services Come to a Close

After an exactly-four year run, the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Partriots online servers have died a quiet death. Konami originally planned on terminating the multiplayer service for the game after only three years, but they pushed the date back repeatedly to appease the community. Metal Gear Online was sold as a standalone game in Japan, but here in North America it came as part of Metal Gear Solid 4.

Genre mainstays like Halo and Call of Duty have become so popular that it’s easy to forget that multiplayer games can sometimes just go away. MMOs go away all the time, sometimes not too long after launch. If I were an active MGO player, I might be a little annoyed seeing as how there’s currently no other online Metal Gear Solid action to jump into.

via Polygon

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