Konami has confirmed that the online services for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Xbox 360 are beginning to shut down starting today.
As spotted by VGC, Konami has confirmed plans to shut down the Metal Gear Online portion of the game. The 'Termination of Purchase System' starts today, and then on November 30, Metal Gear Online DLC items will no longer be available to purchase.
Next year on March 1, 2022, Metal Gear Solid V will no longer be available to buy on the Xbox 360 marketplace whatsoever, finally followed by the full shutdown of all online services on May 31, 2022.
If you're still yet to complete the game on the Xbox 360 then don't worry, the single-player campaign will still be playable. However, Konami has said no refunds will be made for in-game items and the schedule may change without prior notice, so if you're sitting on anything, it's probably best to use it as soon as possible.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain joins several Ubisoft titles which will be shutting down their servers this year, along with the Halo titles on Xbox 360. It seems that this era of gaming is slowly being packed away as we move onto new pastures, so make the most of those nostalgic moments while you can.
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