Today, Konami announced that the multiplayer Metal Gear spinoff Metal Gear Survive has been delayed out of its previous 2017 release window, and will not arrive on PS4, PC, and Xbox One until early 2018 now.
According to Konami, the delay has been “pushed back a few months” in order to provide the development the time it needs to further the polish game, aka it won’t be ready.
Metal Gear Survive is a co-op survival action game that will be the first Metal Gear game to developed since Hideo Kojima’s departure from the company in late 2015.
The game was first announced in 2016 to a rather mixed reception, with many skeptical about the series even continuing beyond Kojima. The game takes place in alternative timeline set after Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, which is the prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
According to Konami, the game will be a “fresh take on the series” combined with a “unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience.” However, while it’s a co-op game first, it is playable entirely solo.
Metal Gear Survive is playable at E3 2017 this week.