Metal Gear Survive delayed into 2018

Konami has confirmed that the release window for Metal Gear Survive, the upcoming co-op shooter which will also be the very first Metal Gear game to be developed without the involvement of series creator Hideo Kojima, has been pushed back into 2018.

According to a statement from Konami, Metal Gear Survive needs a few more months so that the development team can add some polish and make sure the game is in a solid state for release, not a bad strategy to take considering the game will heavily emphasis online four-player co-op play. In addition to its co-op mode which will pit players against waves of crystalline zombie creatures, Metal Gear Survive will also reportedly have an in-depth single-player story mode.

Metal Gear Survive is set in an alternate universe with a timeline that runs perpendicular to the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game was originally set to launch in late 2017 but the delay has pushed it into 2018.