Metal Gear Solid 5 PS3 and Xbox 360 Servers Are Being Shut Down
All good things have to come to an end. This applies to video games as well. For those who are still playing, it is a sad reality. Metal Gear Solid 5The online component of thePS3 and Xbox 360Konami announced that the game servers would be shut down gradually. Fans still have some time to play the game before it goes offline.
Konami has posted an update on its website indicating when servers will be shut down. The company also stated that it would disable some functionality in the interim. The Purchase System will be removed from Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles starting today. In November, Metal Gear Online‘s DLCThe servers will be no longer available for purchase. Final note: The servers will be removed for good on May 31, 2022.
It should not be surprising that Metal Gear Solid5‘s servers have been permanently shut down. It’s not a small game. However, September 1 will mark the sixth birthday of the game. This is a significant amount of time for an online-oriented player-oriented game to keep its online component. This is only for the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of the game. These platforms are likely to have small player bases due to their age.
Konami didn’t indicate when the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be disabled, so fans on those platforms are safe for now. The two consoles have large install bases, so they will likely stay on for quite some time. However, it isn’t easy to pinpoint when exactly.
Unfortunately, server shutdowns are an inevitable part of any online game’s existence. It isn’t very pleasant to see them go. This is mostly due to the many memories they have. However, most often, it’s the result of a declining player base. Developers are not allowed to shut down servers.
Fans will save servers from time to time, of course. One example of this is the Xbox 360’s Halo servers. Fans have tried to save them, even though they were closing at the end. The original Xbox’s Xbox Live functionality is still being restored, and there are ongoing efforts to revive it. This could help bring some life back into this system. Although it’s impossible to predict if Metal Gear Solid will or can, someone would surely appreciate it.