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Series director Hideo Kojima says that Metal Gear Online is being developed concurrently with Metal Gear Solid V.
Kojima told CVG, “Yes, we plan on creating Metal Gear Online. Multiplayer right now is being created at our LA studio as well as us. We're working closely to create a vast multiplayer for all the fans.”
It’s unclear whether Kojima is referring to a standalone product in the vein of the previous Metal Gear Online, or simply confirming some kind of online component to MGS V.
In any case, Metal Gear Solid V has been generating tons of buzz for what appears to be a powerfully ambitious approach to current- and next-gen gameplay, and the inclusion of online play in any fashion can only serve to push the envelope even farther.
Metal Gear Solid V is confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. No release window has been announced.