The party ends: Metal Gear Online 2.00 to finish in June

By Johnny Cullen
14 February 2012 14:14 GMT

Konami’s announced it’s to close Metal Gear Online on June 21 after four years of service.

The online version of the game, which was on its second run alongside the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 after the launch of the first Metal Gear Online with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, will close just before the series celebrates its 25th anniversary in July.

Before the closure, the MGO shop will cease, with all new character creations halted by April. The three expansion packs – Meme, Gene and Scene – will be available for free for players before the close.

In hindsight, this has been a day coming for a while: servers on the game’s client have been deserted for a while. Nevertheless, goodnight sweet prince.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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