MGS Online starter pack included in MGS4, DLC will follow
- Posted January 9th, 2008 at 22:41 EDT by
- 34 Comments
According to an interview that took place during CES 2008, the confirmed news has been reported that Metal Gear Solid Online will come packaged with MGS4. There had been a ton of speculation revolving around the online package and if it was going to be a separate purchase or not. However, now we know for sure that MGS: Online will be included as a starter pack only.
In an interview done with UK Gamespot, Konami’s director put the rumors finally to rest.
They have yet to release any information such as game modes or what maps will be included within the online starter pack. They have only given us the facts that elements for an online component within Metal Gear Solid 4 will be available for you to get enjoyment out of the online experience.
Considering it’s just a starter pack like famed battle cards that have been a craze over the last decade; we can easily expect there to be add-ons in some form or fashion. Now whether these add-ons come in the appearance of downloadable content or through literal expansion packs like you’d find with an MMORPG is still unknown.
Due to statements made by the Konami executive, we feel that the downloadable content is more of a realistic expectation considering the mention of providing content through-out the year. That would hardly be financially efficient to release expansion packs to retail stores everywhere, when a user could simply download from their home PlayStation 3.
If anything else breaks on this story, we’ll be sure to let you know.
- 9:22pm EST - January 9th, 2008
Something just occured to me, what if they did a MGS MMO, where, you pick a faction from the beginning, build your soldier from head to toe, and you fight these proxy battles as defined in MGS4...has this been done? I dunno, sounds like a killer idea though, Kojima-san, jot this down!
- 11:35pm EST - January 9th, 2008
@MatrixSixaxis: At least Dave's played the game. I haven't even tried a demo of it. No, not because I thought it was stupid. Because at the time different games appealed to me.
I now regret that decision and I plan to pick up copies of the first games before MGS4 comes out. By the way, which MGS2 sucked?
- 12:28am EST - January 10th, 2008
psn id MUSTANG750R ..... DaveW you're not the only one because i to wasn't a fan of MGS then early 07 my friends told me some of the story and i've been hooked, i even went as far as seeing metal gear crab and metal gear awsome, and i bought two and three... lovin every minute of it keep it up
- 2:36am EST - January 10th, 2008
Yeah,that wasw pretty much what i was expecting,nice to have a confirmation though.
- 3:02am EST - January 10th, 2008
I wonder exacly how much this is going to cost us to get our hands on this game?! 1. Starter pack for online play 2. actual game and 3. add-ons.????? I want this game as bad as anyone of you guys here but at what cost? Oh well, I'll pay the $$ regardless.....Thanx for letting me vent...
- 3:38am EST - January 10th, 2008
ehhh not the best news but still its something
hopefully all that downloadable content is free but anyway the game should be great :)
PSN id: ryanh7
- 3:54am EST - January 10th, 2008
i would love spin-of mgs rts, really there are lots of machinery in mgs, lots of characters and groups and lots of continents all that is needed now is just to put them together
- 4:15am EST - January 10th, 2008
@InfernoReaper I think the game you're thinking of that sucked was "Substance". I've never played it and was actually a little disappointed in the length of MGS2: Sons of Liberty. I've yet to play Snake Eater. I've been borrowing it from a friend for almost a year and haven't touched the game yet.
- 5:14am EST - January 10th, 2008
eeeh... great news? no I have to buy 2 games instead of one... and probably no free downloadable content. I mean AWESOME!!! DLC!!!
- 6:24am EST - January 10th, 2008
psn id: gingo....i think this is a good idea cos it gives to like a free trial where u can choose if you want ot buy the downloadable content or not depending if you like it or not
@DaveW....... yes seriously get Folklore it has one of the best storys i've ever played in a game
- 7:16am EST - January 10th, 2008
This is awesome news! I would've been a little frustrated if they sold it seperately, even though I would've ended up buying it, makes me save money in the end.
- 8:44am EST - January 10th, 2008
@gingo......Stories, not storys.....anyways, can't wait for this game...
- 10:54am EST - January 10th, 2008
niiice!!just one thing though...are both gonna be $59.99 or is gonna cost more then the usual ps3 game??damn i hope the price is the same as every other game,but if it means paying at least $100 for this game..ill sell lemonade to get that money,lol even tho i wont have to put im definitely getting this game!!
- 11:13am EST - January 10th, 2008
what? starter pack :S please tell me the online component wont be a f***ing card battle game that would be lame beyond comprehension :(
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