Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has executed pretty effectively for itself since its launch on PlayStation three and PlayStation four virtually precisely six years in the past. Sadly, all good issues should come to an finish. Konami has introduced the sport’s PS3 servers shall be shuttered on the finish of May 2022, however they don’t have any plans to shut the PS4 servers. The PS4 model of the sport will stay playable on-line past May 2022 and all DLC content material will nonetheless be out there on the PlayStation Store.

As from at the moment, August 31, PS3 gamers will now not have the opportunity to buy objects from the MGS V: The Phantom Pain in-game retailer. On November 30, all Phantom Pain DLC that relates to Metal Gear Online shall be faraway from the PlayStation Store too. Any objects gamers have already bought can be utilized till the sport’s PS3 servers are taken offline at 06:00 UTC on May 31, 2022. The schedule of occasions revealed by Konami additionally appears to recommend the PS3 model of the sport shall be faraway from sale a few months earlier than this date on March 1, 2022.

The closure of the PS3 servers will imply one of many sport’s trophies shall be unattainable to earn. The “Intruder” trophy asks gamers to participate in an Infiltration FOB mission. As this entails infiltrating one other on-line participant’s FOB, this mode shall be discontinued on May 31. If you haven’t gotten this trophy earlier than the servers are closed, this additionally means the Platinum trophy shall be unattainable for you too. All of the sport’s offline modes and their associated trophies will stay out there as soon as the sport’s servers are closed.

Metal Gear Online launched in Phantom Pain a month after the sport’s launch. Unfortunately the launch was plagued with server connection issues, prompting Konami to award all gamers 3000GP as compensation for the problems. The studio past the mode, Kojima Productions Los Angeles, was later closed as Konami tried to centralise its growth operations. Despite this, many updates helped MGO to enhance and the service has persevered by means of till now.

[Source: Konami]