Metal Gear Online Coming Next Month!

I’m sure some of you have spent countless hours with Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain over the past two weeks. Now, get ready for the multiplayer!

Metal Gear Online has been confirmed for release on October 6th. The multiplayer game will be available as a free download for anyone who own Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. Bringing the classic Metal Gear stealth gameplay to the multiplayer arena is something I’m really excited to play — Splinter Cell’s Spies vs Mercs was the last time someone really nailed the stealth multiplayer gameplay. Hopefully it will be a multiplayer game that I don’t suck at…too much!

While Metal Gear Online is coming next month, one game that has been delayed until 2016 is Persona 5. This may not come as a huge surprise, given the lack of details that we have had from Atlus regarding the upcoming JRPG. A window of “Summer” has been given, so that gives you all plenty of time to get through all those big titles that are filling up the first quarter of next year!

Talking of 2016, this is exactly when we can expect to get the mod creation tools for Fallout 4. In a recently-released video, Bethesda’s Todd Howard can be heard saying that the tools will be available to users in “early 2016.” As expected, the mod support will first come to PC, before being ported over to the consoles. I love seeing what the mod community does to certain games. The stuff the PC community has done to GTA is nothing short of incredible, I can’t imagine what they will do with Fallout 4! Remember, the game itself releases on November 11th this year, make sure you have that day off work!

Next up, Ubisoft has confirmed that Rainbow Six: Siege will have only 11 maps at launch, although they will all be playable in both day and night settings. The saving grace to this announcement is that post-launch maps will be coming and will be downloadable for free. I’m glad that they will continue to support the game after launch, which I guess is critical if they want their game to remain relevant for more than a couple of months. That being said, 11 maps sounds a little on the light side — Halo 5: Guardians is launching with 20 multiplayer maps, and it has a single player campaign! Add this to the fact that Rainbow Six: Siege is last of the FPS games to launch this year, and that could spell trouble to Ubisoft.

Closing out the news, and Super Mario Maker — the game I inexplicably omitted from last week’s releases — has already passed the 1 million mark! Unfortunately this is not sales, although I’m sure they are pretty good, but rather the number of courses that gamers have uploaded over the past week. In order to celebrate such a milestone, Nintendo has released the below video highlighting some of these creations. I don’t think I’d ever have the patience to build a level myself, but I love the concept of this game and the fact that you will have basically unlimited levels to try and conquer is only a good thing.

Just one more day to go until the weekend!

Matt