Konami has today announced that Metal Gear Online will close its doors on June 21st after four years of service.
Bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4, MGO 2.0 was a successor to the original online-only spin off which was included in MGS3: Subsistence.
Despite garnering an active membership of 1.3 million at one point, we can only imagine that over the years the ranks have continued to shrink despite the appeal of three expansions.
For me, having cherished the series since the PS1 classic, Metal Gear Online seemed like a dream come true. However, the somewhat scattered, headshot-farming gunplay and needlessly irritating Konami ID login system soon began to wear.
If you want in on the action before MGO goes black, you’ll need to fish out you Konami ID and have a character suited and booted before April.
The MGO shop will cease service as will the option to create new soldiers. The game’s three expansions, Meme, Gene, and Scene will be available at no cost for a brief period prior to closure.