One of the incentives to purchase Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was so you could try the franchise's first attempt at online multiplayer.
It was called Metal Gear Online and quite a few hardcore fans enjoyed the experience. It was certainly a refreshing change from the standard online military-based style, which of course revolves around the first-person shooter format.
However, we hope you got your fill, because Konami has announced that MGO's servers will be shut down permanently on June 12. The Online Shop will be closed on March 21 and as of April 24, you won't be able to create and register new characters. But something else happens on April 24: Konami will make all MGO expansion packs free so if you want a last-minute rush of fun, download away. It wasn't a bad run; MGS4 and MGO launched back in 2008 so the end result is a four-year span of stealthy, sneaky multiplayer goodness.
Sure, it had its problems but then again, what online multiplayer experience doesn't? Now, though, we just wanna hear about MGS5…
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online