Metal Gear Solid V Spin-off game Metal Gear Survive was announced last year with a 2017 launch window. However, speaking to Polygon, Konami has now confirmed that the survival action game is no longer slated to arrive this year and instead will launch in early 2018.
The reason for this delay is attributed to giving the developers more time to polish the game further. This will be the first Metal Gear game to arrive out of Konami since Hideo Kojima's memorable exit from the company back in 2015.
For the uninitiated, the game is set right after Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, where the soldiers seen on the Mother Base at the end are sucked into a wormhole and transported to an alternate reality. These soldiers are pitted up against zombie-like beings named 'creatures' in this reality, with Konami saying that the game will include a "dense single-player mode" with survival elements and even four-player cooperative multiplayer support.
All in all, with the new changes, Metal Gear Survive is expected to arrive in early 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and for those interested, a playable demo of the game available at E3.