Metal Gear Online Will Premiere At The Game Awards 2014 Next Week, New Version Will Pair With Phantom Pain

By Connor Sears , Updated Nov 28, 2014 06:33 PM EST

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be premiering the next iteration of Metal Gear Online at The Game Awards next Friday, producer Geoff Keighley announced over Twitter.

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The news was confirmed today over on The Game Awards' website: Kojima will set foot in Las Vegas for the first time to show off the rebirth of the Metal Gear franchise's online multiplayer game. Kojima is also among the show's impressive lineup of industry advisors.

Metal Gear Online took the stealth combat gameplay the series was known for and placed it into a competitive multiplayer formula, allowing up to 16 players to duke it out as the world's best soldiers. Metal Gear fans haven't seen Metal Gear Online since the summer of 2012, when the game's servers were shut down. The PS3 game went out to players around the world as part of a bundle with Metal Gear Solid 4 – though it started life as a part of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. Now, the competitive multiplayer stealth shooter is coming back with a vengeance as a part of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is set to release sometime next year.

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The Game Awards will be held in Las Vegas on Friday, December 5, at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific). Besides giving out awards to the best games of 2014, The Game Awards also promises many more "world premieres," Metal Gear Online being just one of them.

(Thanks, Eurogamer)

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