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Konami Discontinues MGO outside of Japan

Well before it even goes up it looks like MGO has come down..... permanently possibly... or atleast until the Jpn servers come up... I guess Konami is showing the world who they really care about. For Japan the beta has been extended to May 11th.

A Babelfish translated quote

"You considered this circumstance, one time discontinued the beta test execution other than Japan"

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ps3pwns3740d ago

Thank you for editing it.

UGA_13740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Don't freak out yet, the babelfish translation is garbage, the beta may start on the 22nd

"Furthermore, you modify beta test execution schedule attendant upon the obstacle occurrence of beta test start beginning. Concerning future schedule, please verify description below. Beta test discontinuance other than Japan: 2008.04.21 15:00 execution schedule server maintenance: Undecided (changing to 2008.04.22 15:00, we communicate.) Beta test end day: 2008.05.06 24:00 -> 2008.05.11 24:00"

EDIT*** Now we have an english version of the message. NOT DISCONTINUED just postponed

gah50373740d ago

yea this whole article is false.. and fix the title.. It just got delayed a day and has gotten extended.

sonarus3740d ago

konami can eat a d*** Its real nice for them to wait till the time had passed before announcing a delay. As much of a MGS4 fan i am, this behavior is simply intolerable. I will await further news on the 22nd but to say i am disappointed is an understatement. How can you fvkin underestimate demand for a MGS4 related product what kind of excuse is that?

barom3740d ago

You know it's called "beta" for a reason. You shouldn't expect more than a testing ground. This sort of stuff happens quite often on "launch" dates. Somehow no one can estimate the demand. Xbox Live had problems Christmas 2007. That's 2 years after launch. Warhawk had ranking problems and a bug stating the server was full when it wasn't.

Whats good about this is that because they can fix it now, this will most likely not happen on June 12th when the game launches. After all that's what beta is for.

pharmd3740d ago

does anyone else feel shafted????

Delive3740d ago

Relax. This is a Free Beta. They didn't even have give us this much.

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AlterEgo3740d ago

no way this can be true ;[

jkhan3740d ago

It is true my friend. we have been back stabbed:(

Eromu3740d ago

It's not true at all, they are just not launching it today, go to: http://www.konami.jp/mgo/us... for the English news.

"We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test.
However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected.
As a temporary measure, we will be deferring the start of the US public beta test until we are able to stabilize our server.
We would like to apologize for all inconveniences as well as confusion caused.

We would like to add that due to the above reasons, we will be making the following changes to the schedule:
1) Starting date: TBA. We will be making another announcement on 22/4/2008 23:00(PDT)
2) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 11/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 06/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)"

Ri0tSquad3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

There was more people that were going to be participating in the beta then they anticipated. First there were issues at id.konami.net and now this.
Hope this issue is resolved ASAP.

BTW, Sony has NOTHING to do with this. People shouldn't blame the PSN because they are getting errors. This beta, the problems with ids, errors should be blamed on Konami if anything. This was the way they wanted it to be. Deal with it.

@Ariexv
Sony didn't publish the game. This is only a beta, not the final version of the MGO.

@Zhuk
Then keep paying for Live and stop crying. No one is making you use the PSN.

Ariexv3740d ago

Sony didn't make sure their biggest release of the year worked online. I'd say they're to blame as well.

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pwnsause3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

no, its was konami's fault for using a stupid system. there is a PSN for a reason. why use konami's network service? i dont get it.

@ Zhuk
-------------> that way troll, funny you showed up at the most "random time" like this.

Iron Man 23740d ago

Zhuk,Shane Kim has reported your comment as off topic troll,others please do the same.

$hane

juuken3740d ago

Ariexv, I've reported you for being off-topic.
You know why?

SONY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. STOP BLAMING THEM. THIS IS A KONAMI ISSUE THAT ONLY KONAMI CAN FIX. Stop playing the blame game on this company already. It's irritating.

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