For some people, Metal Gear Online
is a nice extra that comes on the same disc as Metal Gear Solid 4
. For others – which we refrain from calling crazy – MGO
is actually more exciting to them than Kojima's blockbuster single-player game.
gamers who fall into the strictly MGO
camp, Konami has announced plans
to make the online multiplayer game based on MGS
available as its own, stand-alone product ... in Japan. The disc will set buyers back $17 and be content-identical to the client that comes on MGS4
's biggie-sized 50GB Blu-ray disc. MGO
is set to receieve a number of gameplay and content updates in the coming months, including new characters, items, and maps.
We've contacted Konami for any word – good or bad – on the stand-alone MGO
's prospects of coming Stateside via PSN or other delivery methods. No word back yet, but we wouldn't count a PSN release out.