R.I.P. Metal Gear Online 2, you will be missed. Launched with Metal Gear Solid 4 on June 12th, 2008, things never were perfect, especially with the introduction of “Konami Online” and its horrendous log-in system forcing you to sign in to PSN as well as remembering several passwords and game IDs. Any update or expansion was released through Konami Online and completely ignored the PS Store and PS Network (greedy Konami trying to bank 100% of the profit?).
Only the dedicated players got through to actually play this amazing tactical shooter. Ping and cheating aside (and ignoring the update that added CQC EX), it really was an amazing and well-developed multiplayer game and there will not be anything like it ever again (unless they do another version in a future MSG title). There was a steep learning curve, and I think that’s why so many people gave up after a while. I know I did. The game’s constant bad ping had me throwing the controller and out-right quitting the game for a year.
Watch this parting video of the last few minutes of MGO² and decide what to do afterwards whether it be cry, stare that that strange message on your PS3, go play another game, bug Kojima for MGS5, hate on Konami (you have many other things to contribute to this), or just sit here on Twin Perfect. Your choice. Go do it.
Get to it.
A must-watch tribute video after the bump. It’s not made by us.