Konami has officially announced today that the servers for Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer portion of PS3’s MGS4, will be unplugged on June 12th, which marks the game’s four year anniversary. On March 21th, the online shop will be closed, but all expansion packs and reward shop equipment will be free to access on April 24th with some exceptions, which you can find in parenthesis below.
Time frame (as shown on the official Konami site)
March 21st 2012 16:00 (JST)
- Closure of MGO Online Shop.
April 24th 2012 18:00 (JST)
- Expansion packs and Preset Codec Message Appeal Packs will be available for free download. (Note: Registration for new player characters will not be available during this time.)
- Reward shop equipment will be available for free. (With the exception of “non-sale” items.)
June 12th 2012 23:59 (JST)
- End of online service.