Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s servers are back online after Konami took them down yesterday to perform maintenance.
The servers were taken down as a result of many players being unable to connect to MGS5’s Forward Operating Base multiplayer mode. In addition, players also had issues transferring their saved data from Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeros to get various in-game perks, which required an internet connection.
According to Konami’s Metal Gear Portal Site, the game servers for all platforms are back up and running. However, it also says there still might be some issues and will continue to have the latest status updates on the official Metal Gear Twitter account (page is in Japanese).
Despite the online issues, the game itself has almost been unanimously praised by fans and critics alike. Our own Dale Morgan gave it a score of 10/10, marking it as an essential purchase for any gamer – regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the series.
“Very few developers would be brave enough to step back and let the player dictate their experience to such a degree; the fact that it’s Hideo Kojima setting a new gold standard for emergence in a video game is almost impossible to believe,” Dale wrote in his Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review. “But that’s Hideo Kojima for you: endlessly inventive, utterly mad, and always subverting expectations.”
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is out now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.