Konami have put the Metal Gear Online Beta on hold, which started today, due to high levels of traffic. The beta has only been delayed for the US, and is still accessible for Europe and Japan, according to the official response from Konami. Konami will make another announcement regarding the beta test tomorrow (April 22nd) at 11:00 PM (PDT) regarding the US beta. The online beta has also been extended from May 6th 2008 to May 11th 2008. The start date for the US is yet to be determined. See the official announcement below.
"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."
[Via: MGO Official Site]
[Originally Posted On: 21/04/08 08:48 AM]
Konami has suspended the beta in Japan and Europe following the announcement above due to server problems. The good news is that the beta will now begin on April 24th at 24:00 (April 25th at 00:00), just in time for the weekend. You should be warned that while this date is official, unforeseen circumstances could delay it further.