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.
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