Metal Gear Survive Still Exists, and Will Arrive in 2017

Metal Gear Survive is still trucking along despite mixed reactions.

Metal Gear Survive is a spin-off title that many Metal Gear fans have… strong opinions about. To put it frankly, the reveal of this game did not sit very well with existing fans of the series. Whether it's because the game seems completely detached from the original series, or because it was done after Konami gave Hideo Kojima the ax, or even because the premise makes little sense. Regardless of any of those, the game is still set to release in 2017.

In the latest Konami Financial ResultsMetal Gear Survive is still listed as a 2017 title. If that's still the case, we will most assuredly see more of it at E3 in June. This may cause debate to return to fans of the series. With Kojima gone and working within his own studio now, Konami still holds the rights to the Metal Gear Solid series. It's well known that the series is filled with Kojima's ideas and creations, so a title without him at the helm, and a spin-off at that, leave fans very skeptical.

This hasn't stopped Konami from pressing on with this description:

"In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Motherbase now must work cooperatively in order to survive. METAL GEAR SURVIVE continues the pedigree of METAL GEAR SOLID V’s highly praised gameplay design, with a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics. Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of four-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well."

Metal Gear Survive is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Make sure to follow GameZone for all of our E3 coverage in June.