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Metal Gear Solid V’s Servers on Xbox 360 and PS3 Are Being Shut Down

By Thomas Newcomb

September 1, 2021

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s online servers are being terminated on Xbox 360 and PS3, Konami has announced. The online service will conclude in stages with the first step already underway.

A short notice on the Konami website states: “Thank you for playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We regret to inform our users that online services for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will be terminated on 2022-05-31 6:00 (UTC).”

Yesterday, the online purchase system for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was sadly terminated and from November 30th, Metal Gear Online‘s DLC related items will also no longer be available to purchase.

This comes a year after the PS3 version unlocked The Game’s Secret Ending.

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From March 1st, the game will no longer be distributed on the platforms digital storefronts with the final retirement of service being on the 31st of May.

Konami notes that this is only a termination of the online service, and the game’s single-player remain playable offline. Additionally, Konami will not be offering refunds for items purchased within the game.

Whilst this may disappoint some fans it is worth noting that Metal Gear Online will still be playable on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for now. Since the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima has released Death Stranding with The Director’s Cut coming out later this month on PS5

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Thomas Newcomb
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Tom has recently joined us as part of our writing academy. Many of his favourite games are RPGs such as Persona, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy. When he isn’t levelling up his stats he can be found listening to Korean idols.

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