Next year’s Metal Gear Survive will cost less than the typical console game, Konami told Polygon. The online co-op multiplayer game, announced this morning during Gamescom 2016, will instead retail somewhere in the vicinity of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s prologue, Ground Zeroes.
Like Ground Zeroes, which cost $30 upon release, Metal Gear Survive is a companion piece to the longer, larger scale action game that launched on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One last year. Survive takes place during an alternate timeline immediately following the conclusion of Ground Zeroes, with Big Boss leaving behind a destroyed Mother Base — as well as a group of soldiers who are now stranded in the remains.
A wormhole opens up and ports them into a deserted, transformed version of Ground Zeroes’ setting, one plagued by disturbing creatures whom were biologically damaged during the move across time. The trailer released today shows off what that world is like — although not the gameplay, as it’s all pre-rendered footage — and it gives off an unshakeable air of Resident Evil or other zombie-filled action titles.
Konami promises that there will be stealth involved, despite the lack of that classic Metal Gear-style play in the reveal trailer. That's about all the company is saying, however; it told us to expect more information about the possibility of single-player, how it fits into the rest of the series and what other features it includes at some point in the future.
Metal Gear Survive is set to hit retail — at a sub-$60 price — in 2017.