When Hideo Kojima revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5 would be his last Metal Gear game, we knew the series was going to be changing, especially since it was inevitable (given the profit and acclaim the Metal Gear series has gotten) that Konami would reboot it or do spinoffs. But, what no one expected was Metal Gear Survive. A game that is set within the Metal Gear universe via its characters…but is an alternate world via the game’s plot, and features over-the-top survival horde mode action, a first for the series.
Needless to say, players were a bit confused by the reveal, especially when the first trailer for it wasn’t as good as Konami probably thought it was. Then, the game went from a 2017 release date to an early 2018 release date. Adding more scrutiny to the mix. But now, Konami has revealed part of their plans for the game, as they revealed that it would be getting a beta test for Xbox One and PS4 in January.
The beta will specifically make use of the co-op mode hinted at in the initial release. Through this mode, you’ll have to work with other players, craft weapons, build defenses, and just try to survive the hordes of monsters that are coming your way. The beta itself will take place from the 18th-21st of January. There are no current plans for a PC beta, but that will likely change in the future.
If you are going to try out the beta, you should know that you will be rewarded for your efforts. For those who play the game will get special accessories once the main game is released. Including things like a Metal Gear Rex head accessory.
It’ll be very interesting to hear the feedback from players once the game is out on beta, especially since Metal Gear Survive will arrive on February 20th at present.