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Konami Delays Launch of MGO Beta in PAL & Americas

Update: Thanks to our awesome readers, it's been brought to my attention that almost immediately after this article went up, Konami announced that they are aiming for an April 25th launch of the Beta for both American, European, and other PAL territories. Let's hope everything is sorted out in time for the 25th, as there are a lot of grumpy gamers out there. -Arnold K.

  This news will come as a major disappointment to the thousands of you who are eligible for the beta, but it's true. Gamers in PAL and American territories will have to wait a bit longer to put to use their Metal Gear Online Beta vouchers, as Konami has halted availability due an unexpected surge of contestants. Japanese gamers, on the other hand, are not affected by this.

   Konami is attempting to stabilize their servers in Japan first, and then allow gamers from around the world to partake. Konami has issued an official statement on their Japanese website stating that they will make another announcement regarding the status of the beta tomorrow, and that they have changed the end date of the beta to May 11th. Here is the official notice:

   IMPORTANT NOTICE for all

   METAL GEAR ONLINE PREMIERE BETA players

   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.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

4/21/2008 Arnold Katayev

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LegioN
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:16:50 AM
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Arnold you need to do an update, the Start date has been changed to April 25th. It begings in each respective Timezone. I think they changed it only a couple seconds ago but that is the latest news.

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Firehair12000
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:32:08 AM
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Yeah it was a nightmare, the furthest people could get to was the character creation part (although that was a rare sight) most of the time people just got disconnected after they logged in and tried to click start game.

And congrats on adding the new layout =)

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Syn
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:45:18 AM

Yea, it was pretty bad. I was glad that i didn't do as many others had and either cancel work or wait all day to play it. Gotta love GT5P!

I'm glad that my contribution to the site showed up!

I love the new website too!

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Syn
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 12:25:37 PM
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Hey Arnold/Ben, whomever. The beta, yet again, has been delayed. It has moved from 4/22 to 4/25.

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 European public beta test and start it once we 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) Start date: Planned for 04/25/2008 24:00(PDT). While the start is planned for the weekend, it may change due to unforseen circumstances.
3) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 05/11/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 05/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)

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

I'll keep ya'll updated as I find more information.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 5:35:59 PM
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Thanks, guys! Update coming in a few mins...

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fatchad420
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 5:42:35 PM
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Actually if you look at the site again it only says for PAL regions now and doesn't mention USA/

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 9:40:01 PM
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Well I don't know what's going on but the US better get some type of Metal Gear Solid beta thing or I'm going to get just a little bit too angry and probably just end up buying the game anyhow...I hate waiting for video game releases...

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