Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game has been cancelled, publisher IDW Games has announced. The game was first announced in 2018 and suffered several delays, and was slated for release later this year. In an email to those who pre-ordered the game (shared by website Polygon) the publisher explains the reasons behind the cancellation.
To the Metal Gear Community,
When we talked back in August, our team shared our timeline for bringing you the best Metal Gear game possible. Since then, we have been working hard behind the scenes to chart a course through the complexities of the global COVID-19 environment. Due to many obstacles with manufacturing timelines, pricing surges, and shipping ports shutting down, it has made the landscape for producing tabletop games—especially of this scope—extremely challenging.
We have made the difficult decision to cancel Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game. As current supporters of this campaign on Backerkit, your cards have not and will not be charged. If you originally pre-ordered the game on Amazon, you will have received notice of that cancellation in late November 2019.
We want to especially thank Emerson Matsuuchi for all of his passion, creativity, and continual innovations in designing this game. We’d also like to thank the team at Konami for being a receptive and supportive partner throughout the development process. Our decision to cancel this game reflects entirely upon outside circumstances and not the hard work, motivation, and willingness of our partners.
We greatly appreciate your support and patience throughout this project. Since the beginning, we have been excited to bring a new Metal Gear Solid experience to life through tabletop games. This is an iconic and celebrated IP for fans and we both appreciated and shared your enthusiasm for the possibilities this game would have brought.
If you have any questions regarding your pre-order, please reach out to us at Support@IDWGames.com and our team there will be able to help.
See you on a future battlefield,
You can check out some more information on what the game was supposed to look like here.