Metal Gear Online developers: we’re looking at all suggestions, but ultimately it’s about what provides the most fun

Metal Gear Online is currently in development at Kojima Productions Los Angeles, the brand new US based studio. The resurrected online component of the series is being created in cooperation with the Japanese team who made the previous entries. The studio has also been actively seeking feedback from fans. And while every suggestion is welcome, the development team doesn’t want to lose focus of their main goal.

“We’re building MGO from the ground up with certain design ideas in mind, which includes looking at the past (MGO2/1), as well as creating a unique multiplayer experience.” The studio wrote on their official Twitter account. “Down the road though we hope to engage in greater detail on all aspects of the game. So while we talk yet on all your requests/queries, know we’re considering everything but will ultimately do what we believe is the most fun. That said, no discussion is closed completely, so certainly voice your thoughts on all aspects.”

It seems like the team is considering all options, but it’s not simply about imitating what was done in the past. So just as Metal Gear Solid V is a new kind of Metal Gear, so too can we expect the new MGO to be a new kind of Metal Gear Online.


If you have any suggestions to the team, be sure to send them to their official Twitter account linked in the source below.

Source: MGO Twitter

  • crimsonfox

    I’m glad they are building on the old stuff. Plus making it fun before anything else. Like that teleport thingy Big Boss does in the trailer which probably doesn’t fit into the campaign but makes for interesting gameplay. I can’t wait to bust caps in all ya’ll here.

    • moto hellogoto


    • Shalashaska

      CONGRATULATIONS on becoming the MOD ! 😀
      Im jealous! ]o_o[ xD

      • crimsonfox

        Thank you sir, it’s an honor to be one for this amazing site. Although, when the game comes out and I have to mod for spoilers.
        Haha it’s all good though 🙂

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet


        • Shalashaska

          You mean you’re gonna be like this ? God you better finish TPP before you come on this site to MOD so that you arent killed by it ! or make an article for no spoilers to be given out when the release date nears

          • If I even see something that has even a slight spoil that comment is going to go haha

          • Shalashaska

            *delete delete delete delete i didnt see that, its lies, bull***, no, i refuse to believe it , delete delete! * xD

          • That’s the plan haha

          • Shalashaska

            GOODLUCK, buddy!

        • Big_Boss88

          Yes it’s a great honor for my favorite site, and gotta admit it was quite a surprise for me ;D. Was planning to keep it as secret lol but I forgot it clearly say it beside the name, doesn’t on my tablet though.

          I’ll do my best and especially when the game keeps getting closer…for them trollers and possible spoilers.

          Sir, it’s good to have you and Golgari in the team, now lets kick ass.

          • The badge can be changed (the text) if you guys want, would that be better?

          • Big_Boss88

            Naaah, it’s not necessary :). i was just thinking of keeping it a secret for some reason :3…maybe I’m shy XD. <.<

            Really it's all good, Boss. /salute

  • Shalashaska

    Hows This for a mode ?
    Number of guys in a map and one of them is rogue. Rogue’s job to kill everyone and survive. I can imagine that going well and everyone doubting each other with guns on everyone!
    Its ALWAYS great to hear the devs and talking to their fans/players to make their game better. Very few devs do that and FEWER Actually listen to their fans.
    You Rule, KojiPro! (Continued)

    • Shalashaska

      You Rule, KojiPro!
      So from your fans: (because we know you’ll see this)

    • 2 Venomous 4 Kaz

      ^ This sounds like a winner to me! send it in!

      Also, Yong’s MGO Trailer analysis is up:

      • Shalashaska

        Awesome ! I love Yong ! The man’s videos Make me CRY for the game to get released !

    • decoyF0XX

      Yeah like a “find the mole” mode? One player is the mole and he must kill all the players discretely without them finding out. You get points for killing other players as the mole and the game ends once the mole is killed. Minus points for killing a legit team-mate too.

      • Shalashaska

        Yup Exactly .. but with a cool name like rogue mode xD But yea.. that is further more improving what i had in mind, no doubts about that 🙂

        Hey I got it ! “Rogue Infiltration!!”

        • decoyF0XX

          Yeah that’s a dope ass name lol! I’d always want to play as the rogue.

          • Shalashaska

            Couple of friends + Rogue infiltration mode. = Recipe for AWESOMENESS ! 😀

    • Venom_Sina

      This is FANTASTIC!!!You’re a genius,Shalashaska.

    • Big_Boss88

      Maaaaan, that’s a really awesome idea :D. Gj mate and I hope they take this into consideration.

      It’s really cool that they’re taking feedback from fans etc, excellent fan service.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      oh so pretty much like the game mode that was in Kane & Lynch? I think that’d work great in MGO.. lots of people loved to TK with FF enabled. There needs to be a main objective rather than just killing the opposite team though, as well as killing team mates.

      • Shalashaska

        WOAH NO! there’s a mode like that ? Damn i thought I had made a breakthrough! :'( And Nope, havent played kane and lynch :/

        • WhatTheJuicay

          yea the game mode was called Fragile Alliance or Undercover Cop i think.. You pull a heist but one person is a mole. You act normal until your team gets a nice amount of money. Only you get to kill your teammates and steal their loot. You can trigger this whenever you want. when you do, all hell breaks loose and its you against your team and the cops. There were some popular MGO glitchers who made the leaderboards on Kane & Lynch 2. its a shame the game wasnt as popular or even had good controls. the wonky controls kept me from coming back.. also, K&L stories always left more to be desired.. lackluster open endings.

          • Shalashaska

            Oh so that’s cool and similar to my mode 🙂
            This is the one K&L that got bad ratings for being too short ? o.O I never got it because the reviews were bad.. generally i dont trust reviews but it was too short of a game worth spending money on :/

  • decoyF0XX

    One idea for a game mode: Two teams. You each have to rescue a prisoner, maybe like a scientist or POW or a secret document/cargo (I think the secret document/cargo will be better) and take him/it to your team’s helicopter. First phase of the mission will be to find the objective, and when you do, everyone will be alerted, second phase is to escape with it, put it on your helicopter and escape without getting shot down.

    • crimsonfox

      It’s like capture the flag… with a body O_O

      • decoyF0XX

        I’m thinking the body is a bad idea now, if he dies, does the whole session restart? or the target is respawned? A secret document/cargo will be better lol. And yes, it’s basically capture the flag but instead of it being multiple tries in one session it’ll be like just one target and a more tense atmosphere, no one knows where the target is so you go around looking for him and maybe there are NPC guards protecting him, this could be cool, because, imagine both teams cooperating to kill the guards then later turning on each other to evacuate the target!

    • Sting’s Dad

      So basically ‘RESCUE’ from the old MGO but with a body instead of a rubber duck?

      • decoyF0XX

        Sadly, I never played the old MGO 🙁

  • quintimnia

    why they using white camouflages as uniforms? is there going to be a snowy location?

    • WhatTheJuicay

      with a game that uses dynamic weather, i don’t think they’d pass up the chance to set up an arctic climate.

      • quintimnia

        Exactly. You dont use white camouflage in desert, and jungle. Pretty much thats it, im sure that there is gonna be an arctic climate

  • Big_Boss88

    I got one mode idea in mind, MGS Fight Club mode.

    It might be like a tournament, and simply all players will fight using super cool CQC.

    The tournament could hold somehow 1vs1, tag team battles or then something similar to deathmatch, which would be like survival of the fittest. Where everyone running around the place beating each other to bulp.

    Every character will have unique finishing moves and fighting styles. For example, Venom Snake will have a lethal ultimate move, “Ultra Demon Horn Strike”, where he charges towards enemy piercing him with the horn.

    There could also be a time limit of few minutes. Different locations for Fight Club stages, like Mother Base during sunset etc, which would look awesome. The winner gets something really cool…but can’t think of anything yet.

    Tournament announcer, Big Boss:
    #1 rule of Fight Club…you do not talk about Fight Club.
    #2 rule…you do NOT talk about Fight Club!
    #3 rule…if it’s your first time, you gotta fight…

    • Shalashaska

      HAAA man i swear to you 3-4 days ago i was thinking the EXACT same thing while playing GZeroes! It completely slipped my mind though! This mode would ROCK! This could just as well be TDM or Dm with different settings but having a WHOLE different setting to it like a tournament would be AMAZING!

      • Big_Boss88

        Yea it would be great :D, not necessarily need to be what I suggested but something where can only use CQC XD. Although not sure would the characters have much different fighting styles :3 …

        • Shalashaska

          You know.. thinking about it .. it wouldnt be bad.. you could “research new moves” and choose the ones that you like.. add a stamina bar and some awesome looking maps and it would amazing! But that is ALOT of work for the devs, aint it ?

          • Big_Boss88

            It would be maybe too much work yeah 😉 …

  • Ken Shiro

    I tried to do my part for MGO by sending this video:

    Hopefully they’ll look into it.

    • Invader_skoodge

      I don’t understand what’s happening in this video 😛

      • Shalashaska

        its a glitch to quick scope/quick fire ?
        Also The Rifle stays accurate after a quick fire and the pistol doesnt.. it begins to go upward and away from initial shot

        • Invader_skoodge

          Ah, okay. Gotcha. I thought I was looking for a graphical glitch or that it had something to do with the knocked out soldier. lol

          • Shalashaska

            Same here.. realized it at the end of the video 🙂

  • Machine Gun Kid

    Please bring back the flame thrower and scorpion. That is all thank you and have a nice day.

  • IrionDaRonin

    As far as it is alike to MGO2, i will be happy. What a nostalgia and funny moments, darn!
    Even if they decide to close servers someday, i chose PC version to avoid this, we always can create our own servers for friendly matches 🙂

  • Invader_skoodge

    I don’t know about you guys but I know a certain Master who wouldn’t mind another go at Extra Ops #68
    If you know what I mean. 😉 *nudge nudge wink wink say no more* Someone’s getting played like a fiddle.

  • Dizz

    You want a suggestion, you say?

    Allow a mode for open-world/sandbox style stealth, with invader team and defending team with objectives.

    Now do the same but with capture the flag (doesn’t necessarily have to be a flag).

    You created this huge open-world, then say you don’t want Online to have any open-world to it, because it’s not fast-paced enough. If we wanted run and gun, we’d play Call of Duty.

    • Invader_skoodge

      Isn’t that what the MGO3 trailer showed? O_o?

    • Shalashaska

      Its not about only being fast paced enough.. its the technical side too.. imagine keeping that alive in such a huge map.. It isnt gta, buddy, and honestly.. imagine playing a game like this open world.. a team will never win..campers everywhere 🙂
      But i do respect that.. its a cool thing and i’d play that for sure

  • Adam Rubio

    Please add a swimming feature. I’ll be a little bummed out if the legendary snake can’t swim.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      all snakes swam at one point in their respective games, no?

      • hunner

        not sure about mgs 4

        • Mini gear

          he was close to opportunities to swim but cant :/

          • Adam Rubio

            In mgs4 technically he could swim, but only on one level, and in a pond so…..

  • RevolverRoden

    “Down the road though we hope to engage in greater detail on all aspects of the game”
    “Down the road we hope”
    “Down the road”

    Did they just start development? I have a feeling this will release after MGSV.

    Unless they mean down the road as in DLC or expansions.

    • They could be referring to the coming months, they can’t be that early in development if the game is already playable.

    • Shalashaska

      Gta released its online way after its main game.. and if they do the same thing.. i wouldnt be surprised.. i just dont want the Main TPP being delayed because of MGO :/

  • PrinceHeir

    Make it like Resident Evil Mercenaries or Uncharted 3 where everyone can go and use characters, villains, dead characters you name it.

    More Customization options. Same level as Tekken series or Soulcalibur. Add in tons of taunts as well like Tons of maps and variety.

    That’s all i ask. I’ll just have to adapt in the new gameplay mechanics in the meanwhile.

  • Red x

    in MGO we want nano machine like mgo 3
    and launcher solder

  • CTCCoco .

    They should really add an option to have dedicated servers on PC, so we can play privately and it won’t die when they stop paying the official servers.

  • Budd

    I want coop…the real mgs experience with a friend…plan a mission over voip… And just own it.. Pleaassseee

  • From The Distant Future

    I trust these men and women in the development team to build a wonderful experience that’ll last me a long time. All I want is for various game modes to play out differently. By that I mean, I really do not want all the game modes to play out like a fast pace Call of Duty match… I want matches where people really needs to be stealthy. I also want a sense of danger when being fired at – Make the screen blur a little or something when being suppressed by incoming bullets from my sides or behind – Where I need to take cover when being fired at.

    I want an extensive customization from the characters themselves to not just the attire but every piece of equipment as well as every single firearm and gadget (if possible), all from colors to emblems to making it look brand new or worn out. Awsome, cool CQC fights when two are engage in hand-to-hand combat (no easy take down when it is face to face)! Lastly, as a friend suggested, I want to see MY MGO character in Mother Base in the Phantom Pain. I also would like to have the ability to write a bio to my created character so others can be entertain when looking him up.

    Anyway, if anyone here liked what I written send them these ideas to their twitter account.

  • Jonny McLaurine

    If I could ask for anything to make the game possibly better it would be too have a shitload of items for different things like the original NES metal gear.
    The gas mask/iron glove/ration/mines/keycard/additions to firearms aka silencer/playboy magazine/ last but not least a skin for every mg mgs characters there is.
    Also the receiver being able to change frequency to old ones to hear old MG nastalgia lines from characters

  • mgopoll
    Hey everyone! Here’s an MGO poll to take part in. Vote if you want to see an Option in the PS4,X1 versions of MGO 3 for L1,LB aiming R1,RB shooting! Only one vote per person so make it count! Then we can pass this info over to the devs.

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