Report: Metal Gear Survive Will Have Microtransactions, Require Online Connection To Play
Metal Gear Survive will implement two features Metal Gear fans may not jive with: microtransactions and the constant requirement for an online connection.
GameSpot reports that during a recent preview session, Konami confirmed the game will always require players to be connected online so that the experience of going between single and multiplayer can be smooth. "Metal Gear Survive's online connectivity requirements were built to support a seamless integration between single player and co-op," the company told GameSpot. "This will also enable us to provide ongoing content post-launch."
Players will also be able to purchase currency for real money, but will be able to earn this same currency through gameplay. Examples of what players can purchase with this currency include passes that increase the rate at which they earn various currencies, as well as "Support Defenders."
For a look at what Metal Gear Survive's single-player looks like, check out our recent New Gameplay Today video on the game.
It's not all that surprising, if still disappointing, that we won't be able to play Metal Gear Survive without an internet connection. And although I enjoyed my time playing Metal Gear Survive, I can definitely see the grind of finding resources driving players to spend real money to speed things up.