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Metal Gear Online Beta Officially DELAYED

April 21, 2008 Written by Anthony Severino

Here is some of the worst news I have ever posted onto the site, and I wish I didnt have to do it.

From an OFFICIAL Konami press release:

“We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test. However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected. As a temporary measure, we will be deferring the start of the US public beta test until we are able to stabilize our server.

We would like to apologize for all inconveniences as well as confusion caused. We would like to add that due to the above reasons, we will be making the following changes to the schedule:

1) Starting date: TBA. We will be making another announcement on 22/4/2008 23:00(PDT)
2) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 11/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 06/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)

IMPORTANT: Please note that your voucher code will only be valid up until 05/06/2008, so please make sure to register them by then.”

Things to pay attention to….

We dont even know when the beta will start now.  But at least the end of the beta is pushed back too.

This IS a beta test, so things can happen.  You also need to think that its better that this happened NOW, rather then on launch day of MGS4.

Konami vastly underestimated the demand for this beta, and this game in general.

Lets just hope Konami didnt blow the day one sales of the game.