Submitted by SwilloTGL 1211d ago | news

Goodbye for now - Metal Gear Online goes offline in 24 hours


"Metal Gear Online will cease to function tomorrow (Tuesday), with Kojima Productions terminating the online service on June 12th at 23:59 (JST). That gives you about 24 hours (give or take a few hours wherever you are in the world) to jump back into MGO and appreciate the service before it goes away forever." (Metal Gear Online, Metal Gear Online SCENE, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3)

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PirateThom  +   1211d ago
If only it wasn't so backwards to actually log in, it could have been the most popular online game on the console. Please, bring it back but just use PSN to log in!
Ravenor  +   1211d ago
It wasn't going to be the "most" popular game on PSN, with or without the Konami ID. It just helped the community take a nosedive not to long after release.

I went through the headache of patching that game and remembering what my Konami ID info was about a year ago and the community was pretty much gone.
princejb134  +   1211d ago
Konami I'd lmao what a joke
I forgot my username and password so many times till I finally gave up
morganfell  +   1211d ago
Thom is dead on. The gameplay was entirely unique all the while requiring squad and individual tactics beyond other titles that have such rapid contact.
Solid_Snake37  +   1211d ago
:( i hope Sony picks this up...
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Solid_Snake37  +   1210d ago
Seriously, f**k you Konami, give the online to Sony. They will happily handle it...
andibandit  +   1210d ago

"it could have been the most popular online game on the console"

i think you forgot to add

", in my world."
solidjun5  +   1210d ago
Yea his and plenty of other gamers. Sorry if you don't that way.
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Snookies12  +   1211d ago
Sad, that had a lot of potential...
units  +   1211d ago
Call of Duty says hi
PirateThom  +   1211d ago | Funny
And I instantly dismiss it with a wave of the arm.
first1NFANTRY  +   1211d ago
I remember spending countless amounts of hours playing MGO...that's if i ever made it past that damn Konami ID code nonsense.
-Alpha  +   1211d ago
Can someone explain the exact problem with this logging on thing? I'm curious
vickers500  +   1211d ago | Helpful
Basically, they made you create a separate profile with the konami website, called a konami ID. The fact that you had to create that wasn't the problem though, the problem was that the konami site that you tried to create your ID on was down like 90% of the time you tried to create one. It was clear they didn't prepare at all for the amount of traffic they had.

Then, when you did actually get an id created (which also had pain in the ass syntax rules), you had to deal with a bunch of patches. Again, this doesn't sound like it would be too bad, but the problem is that the patches weren't delivered through standard psn server channels, they were downloads that were served through http servers that you had to sit there and wait to download at the actual menu, so no background downloading while waiting, just waiting. And the downloading process was unbelievably slow. Even if you had a GREAT internet connection, a patch that was say about 500mb, would take like 3+ hours to download, because so many people were downloading them at once. Then there were instances where the game forgot your konami id details, and you forget them as well since you expect the game to remember for you, so you have to go to the site again (which was probably offline) and spend a lot of time attempting to do a password reset.

It was just a big pain in the ass all around, something that could have easily been avoided by using the standard psn account. I never understood why they made it like that. And I have to admit, that MGO was genuinely pretty damned good. I would have played it A LOT more than I did if not for the konami ID crap.

It had its own unique feel, even among todays vast amount of multiplayer experiences, it felt unique and awesome. The maps were really great as well.

It's a shame that the konami ID thing ruined it though. It would be awesome if they were to sell the mp as a separate mode, remove the konami ID, add some new maps and weapons and maybe some new features, and then put it up on the psn store for like 15-30 bucks.
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-Alpha  +   1211d ago
Damn, that's a shame, thanks for the explanation +1
vickers500  +   1211d ago
Yeah, actually now I'm coming back to it to play it one last time and it's even more of a pain in the ass than I remember. In addition to all that, the "konami ID" you create isn't even used to log into the game, oh no, you need to create a "game ID" in addition to the konami ID". You create that "game ID" within the konami ID page though, so it's much more confusing, AND, the game ID CANNOT be the same as the konami ID.

So say for instance my konami ID was vickers500, well I wouldn't be able to use vickers500, I'd have to make it something different, which made things so much more confusing.

edit* Even more annoyingly, you have to create a game id AND a BRAND NEW password that's separate from your konami password. Also it HAS to be numbers only, no letters. Yay.

Also I remember something else. It used to take litterally 10-20 minutes for matchmaking to actually find you a match.

Lol, god this "service" was/is terrible.
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Raoh  +   1211d ago
MGO is a great game, so many new features that no game has had.

The konami id login is a hassle, but.. once yoru logged in and save your settings you don't have to enter your passwords again.

Still it sucks because they lost out on trophy support, proper psn store support etc.

Hopefully they are working on MGO 3
turgore  +   1211d ago
When i got MGS4 a couple of years ago almost nobody was playing, and the Konami ID was a pain in the butt. A shame really.
trenso1  +   1211d ago
Loved mgo I'm ganna play it later tonight and just remenise with the other people online.
Arnagrim  +   1211d ago

Aww man, I'm going to miss this so much. Despite the hackers, lag switchers, horrid login system and dealing with the elitism of some of the higher ranked players this game offered so much in terms of options and gameplay types. It was a small community, but playing with familiar faces every time you went into a game was somewhat refreshing. Hopefully if an MGO 3 comes out Konami learns from some of the prevalent problems from this iteration.
RIP MGO, you will be missed.
trenso1  +   1211d ago
Elite players were annoying at time but you got better playing with them more and seeing everyone over again seeing familiar people. Lol the loyalty between some players outstanding they would protect each other even if they were on different teams.
Arnagrim  +   1211d ago
I remember times where if a particular player was being super annoying someone would just knock them out, surround them with magazines and just continue to tranq them until they had to abort the game.
trenso1  +   1211d ago
Lol yea or I would some times knock them out take their guns and leave them help less with only a pistol fun times I'm going to miss this game.
theDECAY  +   1211d ago
I admit that I didn't play this enough, but it was a pain and not easily logged into.
Reborn  +   1211d ago
It was hard to get matches. I remember, I had to wait a long time to download that stuff. Was good fun once in, and playing with everyone.
Half-Mafia  +   1211d ago
What time does it shut down in the UK?
BizDaWolf  +   1211d ago
had some good times with MGO
Enigma_2099  +   1211d ago
so... ready for that online only future yet?
Veneno  +   1211d ago
I loved MGO. It really was a unique multiplayer game. I remeber once playing it at work and some FPS-playing moron walked by and said "let me try it". The fool was trying to play the whole game in the first-person view like it was an FPS.

MGO was TRULY a hardcore game like Warhawk, Socom, Counterstrike, DOD, Battlfield because you had to develope real skills to do well. People think that any game with a first person view and COD mechanics is hardcore, but its actually a dumbed down experience so that Johnny Frat Boy can jump in using minimal brain power.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1211d ago
Played it once. Just logging in and downloading the update took 2 HOURS. It was fun but I got owned because I didn't know how to play properly lol
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SSKILLZ  +   1211d ago
Snake Snake! Snnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake !!!!___________________
BossPerson  +   1211d ago
MGO is a great online game, but it has one of the worst User Interfaces in the history of gaming
jjb1981  +   1211d ago
R.I.P. MGO...
xabmol  +   1211d ago
MGO is forever my favorite online game.

I will miss you old friend.

Hopefully a new MGO will be on the horizon. (One that is integrated trough PSN and not Konami.) And I can kiss my social life goodbye once again.
MasterA  +   1211d ago
Classic example how some Japanese companies need to think more about the UX of their games.
Blitz001  +   1211d ago
RIP...those SDM all day sessions are one of the best experiances on PS3. :(
ZBlacktt  +   1211d ago
Was there day one for this. Before Survival and the Tournaments. Logged some 1253 hours and I stopped playing like in Oct 2009 when UC2's online came out. Then came back to this. But the cheater's with the lag swtiches was just to much.
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Sniperwithacause  +   1210d ago
my clan did the same. Played for hours and hours every night until U2. Team sneak was a beast! So many good moments.
Gran Touring  +   1210d ago
I did the same, switched over to UC2's multiplayer as it was a cakewalk for MGO vets. But I still had a soft spot for MGO after all these years, I don't think I've had as much fun in a multiplayer game since.
jimimick  +   1210d ago
Goodbye my friend, a game which i've spent around 1500 hours on and has still kept me from completing MGS4 campaign.

Bring on MGO3.
jimimick  +   1210d ago
Double post....
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LF91  +   1210d ago
Going to miss MGO, I played it for hours. Got killed a lot but I still would play it, truly one of the best online experiences I've had. We need to start a petition for sony to get it running on psn or just bombard them with emails till they give in and keep it online!
BlaqMagiq24  +   1210d ago
Metal Gear Online was truly an experience. To be honest I would rather play that than Call of Duty online. We need to find a way to bring this back or put in a new Metal Gear Solid game. We need to let Konami know we don't want this to go away forever.
Sainox16  +   1210d ago
Looks like old age finally caught up with snake xD
Sizzon  +   1210d ago
Aw :( goodbye it was great
PersonMan  +   1210d ago
I didn't like metal gear online. I won't miss it.
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