Online services for MGSV:TPP (Xbox 360, PS3) and Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4) to be terminated on May 31st 2022

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).

Target Services

·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:

*** [Important Notification] Termination of network service (METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES)

Thank you for playing METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES.

We regret to inform our users that online services for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will be terminated on 2022-05-31 06:00 (UTC).

Platform

・PlayStation 4
・PlayStation 3
・Xbox One
・Xbox 360

Target Services

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

Schedule of Events (UTC)

2022-05-31 06:00 Retirement of Service

* While the online service will end the main game will still playable offline.
* Changes to the schedule may be made without prior notice.

Source: Metal Gear portal site, 2

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