Metal Gear Online was one of those games that a lot of people didn’t even know about, but the folks who did loved it. The game was supposed to have been shut down long ago, but because of fan feedback it was kept online. But alas, it had to end sometime and that day was yesterday. The game didn’t get the kind of marketing support from Konami it probably should have and that’s regrettable. It took a while to get used to but once you got the hang of it, it was a pretty good time. If you never had a chance to play it then you never will and if you did, make sure you hit up the comments and give one last shoutout to MGO. Here’s the official statement from Konami:
The service was originally intended to have a life span of 3 years. However, out of respect for our loyal fans, we have continually pushed back this deadline in order to support our online community.
Nevertheless, we have regretfully come to a point where players have experienced all that this iteration of Metal Gear Online is able to offer. Therefore, it saddens us to announce that we have decided to end online service with the upcoming fourth anniversary of online service. We would like to apologize to all of the users who are currently enjoying the Online Service for this title, and kindly ask for your understanding.
All of the staff involved would like to offer our deepest thanks for the support we’ve gotten since launch. Thank you for coming with us on this journey. Your help allowed MGO to grow and mature. We regret that this journey must end, but we sincerly hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.