With online being so important to gaming these days you really can't expect a big game to release without the component. The only question is “What will it look like?”
Metal Gear Online sort of faded away, but fear not, new information from Kojima-san confirms that Metal Gear Solid V will join the online fray. This particular addition will focus on fan creativity.
Kojima told Official Playstation Magazine that MGSV would allow gamers to create user-generated missions. If that reminds you of the UGC in inFamous 2 it should, Kojima mentions the game and hopes that his version of UGC will be even more successful. He also says that we will be able to create missions on tablets and smart phones.
In addition to user created missions we can still expect traditional multiplayer modes, which are being handled by Kojima Productions new L.A. studio so the main team can get the single player campaign just right. It sure sounds like an ambitious endeavor, but who would expect anything less from Kojima-san?
I recommend fans read the full interview as it touches on other topics as well.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain