Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain began its hype train sometime ago with the release of MGS5: Ground Zeroes, a prequel that chronicles the events leading up to the Phantom Pain. But when MGS5 does launch next year, fans will have more than the continuing adventures of Solid Snake to look forward to, as Konami is also resurrecting Metal Gear Sold Online after the success of the multiplayer modes predecessor which came packaged as part of MGS4 several years ago.
Perhaps the most surprising revelation from the announcement — Metal Gear Solid Online will be related to the story of the single-player campaign and serve as a sort of companion storyline that players will be able to play through to unearth more secrets of the series’ often obtuse and mysterious background lore. Also of note is that popular characters from the Metal Gear Solid universe, such as Revolver Ocelot, will make appearance in multiplayer mode to further solidify the mode’s link to the main game.
MGS‘ online mode will also feature tactical, team-based gameplay in which each player takes on a different class role with unique stats and abilities, and works together to overcome foes and accomplish mission objectives. You can see more of this in a trailer below released just a few day ago by Konami which places the upcoming multiplayer mode front and center.