Screens from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s multiplayer mode Metal Gear Online have been kidnapped by Fulton balloon and released onto the internet.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s multiplayer was displayed via trailer at A Game Awards 2014 last week, and… oh. These screens largely (if not entirely) appear to be high-res versions of scenes from that trailer. Still, they do look awfully nice. No shots of the plush dog toy, though.
Metal Gear Online is the competitive multiplayer side to The Phantom Pain. It offers a class system, “segues into elements of the main game”, and is available for all purchasers of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain at no extra cost! Which would be fantastic if it weren’t for the fact that almost every single game in the world featuring a multiplayer mode offers that multiplayer mode at no extra cost.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (and, thus, this latest iteration of Metal Gear Online) is due out sometime in 2015. Probably. This is Hideo Kojima we’re talking about, after all.