Metal Gear Online will support 16 players on PS4, Xbox One and PC, 12 on PS3 and Xbox 360

Metal Gear Online will support up to 16 players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and up to 12 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This has been detailed on the game’s official Japanese website, and confirmed by the developer’s via Twitter. Earlier the developers revealed the game will allow you to play custom matches with 1v1 up to 8v8 players, but this suggests that the last two options (7v7 and 8v8) are only for the newer systems.


Metal Gear Online will come bundled with every copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when it launches in September.

Source: Official MGSV Site, via VideoGamer, MGO Twitter

  • Batzi

    “The doctor plans to sue Kojima and Konami for not only using his likeness but also using his theory of head transplant in The Phantom Pain. He plans to use the money to fund his head transplant project, provided he wins”

    If this Skype call is real then one of the two things below is true:

    1- Either the doctor is an idiot.
    2- This is one big PR stunt.

    • Did the person who called him tell the doctor that he character is based off Ian Moore, and that the fact he also happens to look like Canavero is most likely just a coincidence?

      • Batzi

        I have been thinking about Ian Moore and Canavero and I think both might be onto this one. The whole “FOX vs XOF”, “From FOX, two phantoms were born” and the mirroring of text and objects might be related to this. “Doctor vs Doctor”. The question is, why? What’s the significance of all this?

        • Mr.Pony

          Wow, I had to read the article three times and yet I’m profoundly confused. This
          is either Kojima breaking the 4th wall pretty hard for one last time, or one gigantic
          bizarre coincidence.

      • Gatsu

        I don’t think he mentioned anything about Ian Moore, considering how Canavero answered.
        I could be wrong though.

    • Sn4ke_911

      This is strange:

      “What is surprising is that the redditor claims that the doctor actually knew The Phantom Pain has a head transplant theory in it.”

      The doctor knows that there’s a head transplant in TPP? Either him or the redditor is full of shit

      • Batzi

        Yea that part is key to all this. If the Skype call actually took place and the doctor did actually say that, then we can safely assume that he has some kind of an insider knowledge of the game’s plot and that this might indeed be one big PR stunt.

        • Either the redditor is making stuff up or the doctor got the wrong information.

        • Mr.Pony

          Agreed and if head transplant is indeed part of TPP plot then does that mean that can be some truth the the whole crazy theories of “Big Boss is not Big Boss” or “Big Boss is Grey fox” or any other variation?

          • Perhaps, but there are no indications TPP will feature head transplants. Only one who said that is this doctor, but from his other replies it looks like he knows nothing about this game and hasn’t heard of it before.

          • cardboardbox engineer

            could you re-post some of his reddit posts?

          • It’s been deleted, that’s probably telling enough.

      • Frederick Guese

        Reddit’s a horrible place.

    • Golgari

      Oh my god… Why? WHY this shit is happening for my most anticipated title?

      I just want to play the game. I waited for this game for years…

    • Gatsu

      Heya Batzi :).
      I’ll just copy part of my post from the N4G article, too lazy to write much else lol 😛 This reminds me of that old news, where Lindsey Lohan sued Rockstar for using her in GTAV cover or something. Because the babe was blonde.

      “The doctor plans to sue Kojima and Konami for not only using his likeness but also using his theory of head transplant in The Phantom Pain.”
      Konami or Kojima hasn’t given us any solid info of head transplants happening in TPP, well of course they wouldn’t if it does. But it’s just mostly false info and speculation by fans.

      Kojima is a genius and can think of using phantom pain theme in his game by himself, instead of copying the doctors work. I like to think this is mostly just a big coincidence. But gotta be prepared for any surprises though :P, because of Kojima’s style of revealing stuff in the past. Like Moby Dick Studios trailer etc and that 5 year ago twitter post is kinda weird too.

      Maybe we fans are mostly overreacting about all this and thinking too much, because of Kojima’s godlike past reveals and the few coincidences this stuff has. It’s what we like to do when waiting for our masterpiece game, thinking of all sorts of possibilities related to TPP. Or then there is really something going on, but I doubt it and like to keep my thoughts on E3.
      I did miss that quote Sn4ke posted below, where Canavaro claimed that. Maybe he said it or not, if he said it then maybe it was a mistake from the Doc or misunderstanding by the redditor when he wrote the post. I dunno :).

      Would Kojima really go this far before TPP release, to plan something like this and for what reason?

      Anyway, back on topic! I thought the player limit would be same for all platforms, but I guess I was wrong :). I’m sure 8vs8 or 6vs6 will both give amazing experiences. They must’ve tested all this so MGO can run smoothly on older consoles, which is a good thing ofc.

      • Xilurm

        5 year ago twitter post?

        • Gatsu

          Umm I think it was around then, when I searched yesterday for it. Where Kojima talked about his next project having a Taboo subject and him acquiring one ally who help with it for starters. Certainly related to TPP.

          • Xilurm

            Oh. That one. I see.

          • Batzi

            Maybe Kojima was referring to Geoff Keighley. Remember, he approached Keighley about The Phantom Pain and revealed to him what he was planning to do for the next couple of years or so.

          • Gatsu

            Hmmm you could be right about that :). I never thought it might be Geoff.

          • Mr.Pony

            I remember reading about the taboo subject, but I always associated it with the child soldiers we see in the trailers, i remember being some commotion about it when it was revealed in the same way that people were angry as how Quiet was dressed

          • Maybe Big Boss will recruit child soldiers.

          • Mini gear

            seems like that from the little things we know

          • Mr.Pony

            It seems that way in the trailers when Kaz kicks one of the kids with the crutch. I actually thought that the child soldiers would be a buddy like Quiet or DD.

          • Gatsu

            The child soldiers has been the taboo thing in my opinion too, or then it is something Kojima has kept hidden from us.

          • Mini gear

            what if weve only seen 1% of tpp 0_0

          • ominonarepus

            I really hope that!

          • Gatsu

            Could be true =) or perhaps we’ve seen only 0.1% .

          • ominonarepus

            even better!

            Kojima says hes gonna do something with the Ground Zeroes that nobody did before in the games industry and just a “couple” months ago, someone discover that, if you shot to the pans in the kitchen of Big Shell sounds a melody… I’ll say it again, imagine what someone like Kojima can hide in a “open world” game…

          • Machine Gun Kid

            Really? someone just figured that out acouple months ago? i noticed that the first time i playd mgs2 lol do, ray me, fa, so la, te, da lol

          • Kol Leqejza

            what about the ability of nuclear detterence & torture as standard procedure?

    • decoyF0XX

      Oh god please I hope this doesn’t cause any problems for Kojima, he already has enough on his plate 🙁

    • as

      this drama was began on reddit because someone so stupid to email that doctor about MGSV marketing

    • Shalashaska

      Judge: “So what is your case?”

      Dr: “That actor they used looks EXACTLY like me and they thought of something only i was thinking about and put it in their game.. they stole from me!”

      Judge: “Lol, you Serious? ” ->

      This is either a nice PR stunt and both the doctor and Konami are in on it … OR the doctor’s head isnt in the right place.. if im not wrong.. he basically has no case.. Ian Moore looks exactly like him. 😛 Perhaps this is the first time the “all people in this game are purely fictional, any resemblance to real people is purely coincidental” will be useful 🙂

      • ominonarepus

        “Perhaps this is the first time the “all people in this game are purely fictional, any resemblance to real people is purely coincidental” will be useful :)” xDDDD

        Dr:”yes, I’m really serious about that. In the game, they did that operation in the 80’s so they will be the first to do it and I wont reach the fame against my compa… ohhh, even worse… I will not born!!!!”

    • Zlatan

      It’s PR. Don’t you think Kojima San learned from the disaster with the Main Title Song, while the original was by some russian guy ‘gregory svidrov’ or so which was called troika?

      • Batzi

        Yes and I don’t think Kojima would overlook anything of that sort anyway. I think they spend more money on research than anything else.

    • prothy

      So the doctor isn’t flattered because he just became a character in the best video game franchise ever??? 🙂

      • Batzi

        Yea something like that.

  • FOX

    Hey Nyxus, do you know if there will be a free roam in mg online where you can wander around in open world similar to gta online? Or ther will be just matches?

    • Just matches in specific maps.

      • Ravenous

        As far as we know from official sources, and wasn’t that specified for MGO, not necessarily for TPP?

        I would think Kojima atleast wants to give us co-op free-roaming or maybe even MP free-roaming considering how much praise he gave GTA V when it released, and unless I’ve missed something, it’s not 100% denied yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see, after all, The Best Is Yet To Come 😉

        • Gatsu

          That was for MGO only imo.

          In E3 we might get the final answers about this :), like maybe they show a lot of stuff including MB mp and possible co-op TPP.

          Or then just a trailer…we’ll see.

        • The Reaver

          I really doubt TPP would have total free roam multiplayer without it having been mentioned this far in development. Though keep in mind that there are multiplayer features for Mother Base (infiltration, interaction, etc.)

          • Ravenous

            Yeah, I know, thats why I said ‘I would think that Kojima atleast WANTS to gove us co-op free-roaming…’ 😉
            No way to know anything for sure before we either get the game or an official confirmation 🙂

    • Shalashaska

      TPP offline – yes.
      Online – Nope, just matches.
      I know people may say gta 5 did it.. but the thing is that GTA had a different look at free roam.. this game is different and is mainly a stealth/shooter game.. so yea.. different.. would be good though 🙂

      • FOX

        Yeah,imagine you can free roam in open world with other players and fight with them or just do missions together.Oh well not gonna happen 🙂

        • Shalashaska

          Fighting them is one thing but as a single player type, i really hope all missions are strictly SP.. dont get me wrong, i hope MGO has missions like VR trainings.. but for the single player, i’d take SP only because i think that mp sometimes cuts out the immersion… especially the way people play now-a-days, no back up, no co-ordination, no allignment.. nothing..everyone goes all bezerk COD style.. :/

  • Golgari
    • Gatsu

    • Ravenous

      Uhm…not to derail your hype-train, but considering his profession, I would be shocked if he had said No Oo

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      what happened.cant see anything my internet is slow.

      • Gatsu

        It’s just a tweet from the person who is going for the head transplantation.
        Saying he loves MGS.

  • Gatsu

    Nice to see that Kojima has been quite active again on twitter. Stuff like reviewing Star Wars.

    Here’s hoping we get chopper pics one more time or something E3 related during upcoming weeks :C. I’m sure Konami won’t notice if he sneakily post few pics in there.

    • ominonarepus

      and don’t forget about the food pics xDD

      • Gatsu

        Yes and sunset pictures too XD.

    • invader_skoodge

      Why does Big Boss look like he’s about to hit us with the sickest rhymes. His hottest album drops this summer. LOL

      • Shalashaska

        His knees’ weak arms are heavy
        theres vomit on his sneaking suit already
        evas spaghetti
        he’s nervous
        but on the choppa he looks calm and ready
        to drop bombs
        but he keeps on forgetting
        what he trained on the whole army goes so loud!

        • Mr.Pony

          He opens his mouth only diamonds come out
          he’s choking out, everybody chocking now
          C4 is running out

          Time’s up, over blaw
          Snap back to Virtual Reality
          Oh there goes survivin’

          Oh there goes hiddin’
          He’s so mad that he won’t
          Give up Cypher easy he won’t

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          it reminds of an eminem song

          • Shalashaska

            haha yea i was going for that xD Lose yourself by Eminem 🙂

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            Oh yeah!

      • cardboardbox engineer

        haha…. this post was awesome….

  • ominonarepus

    good to hear someone talking about PS360 version, cus’ I don’t know if i’ll be able to buy a PS4 :/
    Another great thing will be if they put some co-op mission mode,where you can infiltrate in a base or something with a partner (maybe this is already confirm,I don’t know… or maybe will be part of the buddy system on the main campaign)

  • John Rhogan

    Not gonna play MGO3. Had a bad time with MGO2.

  • AV

    Hey Nyxus, there is an update to Ground Zeroes in the PS4, I haven’t been able to check what it does, but it was definitely live this morning

    • Javier

      Maybe they delete “a hideo kojima game”.

  • kirtanloorii

    Anybody remember when Spike Lee tried to sue spike TV here in the US? He said that they stole his name. I can’t remember exactly what happened, but I’m pretty sure he was laughed out of the courtroom.

  • MAG V Supreme

    Looking for ps4 mgo players to add. Send your info.

  • WrongDirectionZ

    Thats a nice one…

    • Gatsu

      Awesome :D, I’ve been waiting for this!

    • Gatsu

      Lol that beginning scene XD. Christopher’s such amazing person 😀 and I’m glad they do these interviews. Hoping we get Robin Atkin Downes too.

      I also enjoyed the answers he gave about Huey in TPP and what he goes through, that it’ll be very dramatic+extraordinary :). Well I guess that’s guaranteed already because of Kojima xD.

      Glad that he was careful not to spoil stuff.
      P.S. Omg we getting to see and hear Stefanie this week .

  • Kol Leqejza

    if the maps are the same size for both generations, than i don’t get it, why the last gens have 2 player less.

    • Shalashaska

      Im guessing the made the players less because they wanted to keep the maps the same size ..which imo is the best decision. Id rather have 6v6 in a nice map than 8v8 is a cut-version of a good map :/
      They gotta sacrifice something yea.. Im guessing lag issues ?

      • Kol Leqejza

        i don’t know. but it doesn’t make any sense to me.
        it’s not like inGTA V where last gen has 16 and current gen has 32 players.

        that’s a bummer.

  • Guest

    This doctor needs a doctor.

  • PrinceHeir

    I really hope the PS4 will have at least MP3 support through USB since they just updated it last year.

    I want to play my Ghost in the Shell OST during MGO 🙂

  • Santtu Söderholm

    I hope they’ll utilize Steam servers on PC.

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