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New DLC planned for MGO, including new maps, Survival, and more! Further details to come pic.twitter.com/iDu5CSJ113— Metal Gear Online (@MetalGearOnline) December 17, 2015
The DLC coming soon would include new maps, Survival mode and more with a promise of more details to come in the future. If you aren’t familiar with the Survival game mode present in previous Metal Gear Solid games, Survival mode rewarded players with points for match win streaks rather than individual performance per round. The response to the announcement of new game content, despite Kojima’s absence, has been wholly positive.
@MetalGearOnline wow... You're really listening to the people. Thank you so much for doing all you can ????????— ??? (@rommel_bboyboy) December 17, 2015
Many Twitter followers congratulated Konami for making the right decision to keep Metal Gear Solid alive, even if for a little bit.
@MetalGearOnline the best decision you have made so far. Well done????— Fahad Almutairi (@BlueLeopardMGO) December 17, 2015
With the absence of Hideo Kojima, many believed that it was the end for the Metal Gear Solid series as well. According to a podcast by the Metal Gear Solid composer, Rika Muranaka, Hideo Kojima was removed from Konami due to constant overspending on hit games like Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. While Kojima wanted to make the Metal Gear Solid games as great as they could be, Konami wanted to cut back on costs. Despite Metal Gear Solid’s overwhelming success, Konami just didn’t see the benefit. There were countless reports of Konami bullying Kojima after their split, such as claims stating that they kept him from appearing at The Game Awards so he couldn’t accept an award for Metal Gear Solid.
Kojima has since then announced a partnership with Sony to work on his next game on PlayStation out of his newly reignited studio, Kojima Productions. Maybe he’ll bring the much-anticipated, failed Silent Hills back? Probably not. As for Metal Gear Solid, it’s at least still alive and kicking for a little while longer.