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Konami are selling secondary Metal Gear: Survive save slots

This decision looks like pure greed on the part of Konami

Konami are selling secondary Metal Gear: Survive save slots

Konami are selling secondary Metal Gear: Survive save slots

Metal Gear: Survive is a divisive title, acting as Konami's first Metal Gear game after the departure of Hideo Kojima and their chance to prove that the series remains in capable hands.

To be 100% clear, this is not what any Metal Gear fan would expect from a new iteration in the series, with Konami instead taking the capabilities of the Fox Engine to create a Zombie ridden Survival game. This game isn't the Metal Gear that you know and love. 

The other problem with the game is that it contains a lot of microtransactions, with Konami going so far as to lock a secondary save game slot behind a 1000 Survive coin paywall. To put this in real terms,  $9.99 will buy you 1150 Survive coins in the US. This limitation is terrible news for families who share a single PSN/Xbox Live or Steam account, as it means that they will need to pay to allow others to have an active save within the game. 

Konami are selling secondary Metal Gear: Survive save slots


While there have been games that have limited saves in the past, it is difficult to see this as anything other than greed on the part of Konami, as it is clear that there is no technological limitation to prevent multiple saves. While this tactic could be forgiven in a free-to-play game, Metal Gear Survive is a premium release, offering no real excuse why this function is not available for free. 

So far reviews are mostly positive for Metal Gear Survive on Steam, with the title's 24-hour player peak being 7,555 at the time of writing, almost half as many players as Call of Duty WWII on Steam.

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24-02-2018, 12:36:02

RobM
wow that is pretty much as lame as it could get.Quote

24-02-2018, 18:39:33

hmmblah
lol and I thought loot boxes were bad. Selling save slots though...hopefully others in the industry don't follow suit.Quote

24-02-2018, 19:07:25

Dark NighT
Absolutely disgusting, but its Konami and Konami are one of the worst.Quote

25-02-2018, 14:34:53

MacLeod
It seems like this is the future of gaming. $60 to buy a game but you'll have to spend another $50 just to finish it properly.Quote

26-02-2018, 03:33:19

Bagpuss
The most annoying thing about this?....that there will be sad idiots out there who will pay.Quote
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