Despite the fact that Metal Gear Survive is playable at E3 2017, the release date for the game has been pushed back into 2018, Konami have confirmed to Polygon. All versions of the game - console and PC - will now be missing the holiday release date the game was expected to hit.
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The reason for the delay is to give the team behind it a little extra time to “polish the game,” according to Polygon. We got to try the game at E3 this year, and this may well be a good idea - it really doesn’t seem to be the most special thing right now.
This comes after further reports on the general Hideo Kojima/Konami feud that’s still going on despite Kojima leaving the company over a year ago now. Kotaku did a full report on the matter based on reports from Japanese site Nikkei. Kojima’s not a huge fan of Metal Gear Survive - he sees zombies as being out of place in “espionage with political fiction” - but that’s just the start of the problems.
Supposedly, Konami aren’t too happy about the way Kojima has been acting about the split, and there are implications that they might be preventing Kojima’s new company, Kojima Productions, from joining the Kanto IT Software Health Insurance Association because of it.
It’s all a bit of a mess, really. Who knows where it will go, but hopefully at least Metal Gear Survive’s polish will improve the lacklustre experience it offers right now.