Snake fans will get their first look at Metal Gear Online next week at The Game Awards according to host Geoff Keighley announcing the debut on Twitter.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be attending The Game Awards in Las Vegas to show off the ‘world premiere’ of the multiplayer component to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, which is due for release next year.
There have been two previous Metal Gear Online titles, the first initially shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence with the second being included with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This second version was also sold separately as a standalone game in Japan.
Metal Gear Online is likely to feature deathmatch, stealth deathmatch, capture and rescue, race mission and bomb mission gameplay modes with previous versions running to up to 16 concurrent players. Talking to CVG earlier this year Kojima noted that they were working on a ‘vast’ multiplayer experience and developing it between the studio’s Japanese and Los Angeles offices.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was first announced in 2012. A smaller prologue to the game was released in March 2014 in the form of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, which shows off the the studio’s new Fox Engine.
Kojima is also currently working on the next entry in the Silent Hill series, as revealed in interactive teaser trailer P.T which was released earlier this year.