Gamescom 2016 is currently ongoing and we may have just gotten the biggest surprise yet. Konami has just announced a new game in the Metal Gear universe and it’s name is Metal Gear Survive. The game will also be the first in the franchise to be released after the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima.
Metal Gear Survive is set right after the events of Ground Zeroes, and will feature members of Militaires Sans Frontières that managed to survive the attack on Mother Base. The plot follows these members being sucked into wormholes and getting transported to an alternative universe where they will be forced to fight zombies as well as a Metal Gear.
The game will seemingly step away from traditional single player stealth gameplay and will instead focus on four player co-op, and the weapons this time around also seem to focus more on spears and bows. From the looks of the trailer, the game may even feature scavenging resources from the the wrecks of Mother Base that were also seemingly sucked into the wormhole alongside the soldiers.
— IGN @ Gamescom (@IGN) August 17, 2016
Tomotada Tashiro, Konami European president, had this to say about the game, “Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements, but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience.”
Metal Gear Survive is set to release some time in 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC The game will also use the very same FOX Engine that both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain were made with.