Konami has shared an announcement on the official Metal Gear portal site stating that the online services for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be terminated on May 31st of 2022. This only affects the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Both MGSV itself and its multiplayer component Metal Gear Online will be shut down on that date.
The full announcement reads as follows:
*** [Important Notification] Termination of network service (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Thank you for playing METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.
We regret to inform our users that online services for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will be terminated on 2022-05-31 6:00 (UTC).
·METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
·METAL GEAR ONLINE
Schedule of Events (UTC)
2021-08-31 06:00 Termination of Purchase System
2021-11-30 06:00 MGO related items (DLC) no longer available for purchase
2022-03-01 06:00 Termination of Distribution
2022-05-31 06:00 Retirement of Service
* While the online service will end the main game will still playable offline.
* Please understand in advance that no refunds will be made for in-game items.
* Changes to the schedule may be made without prior notice.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will also lose its network service on the same date, but this time it also affects the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game: