Metal Gear Survive was practically unplayable for anyone who had an early copy because the game required a day one patch in order to be functional. Despite having two different public beta tests, the servers are still not live yet for people who have bought a copy and are ready to play it today.
Metal Gear Survive will require an online connection in order to work whether you are playing it offline or going through the online multiplayer, however the game was reportedly not working for users who had downloaded patch 1.01, or in other words, the first official update of the game ahead of its launch. This seems to have been fixed quickly with another update that now adds patch 1.02 or the second update. The combined size for both of them is now around 3.5 GB on the PS4.
Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear game from Konami after the departure of series creator and industry legend, Hideo Kojima from the company. This is a spin-off to the mainline Metal Gear Solid series with a focus on survival and online co-op multiplayer. The gameplay mechanics and assets appear to be reused from the base Metal Gear Solid 5 game while the story is set in an alternative reality version of the world where the soldiers from Mother Base are warped through a wormhole and have to survive against a deadly horde of all sort of infected creatures.
Metal Gear Survive is available starting today for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was developed and published by Konami.