Despite what you may think, Metal Gear Online will not be a separate title – it will be part of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. MGO will be free to play. Despite being called Metal Gear Online Starter Pack, Brandon Laurino, also clarified that it’s the online component of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. There won’t be a separate product; it’s dubbed as a starter pack only because content is yet to be expanded through downloadable content.
Brandon Laurino, Komani Online:
"MGO is not a paid subscription service, you can play online totally free right out of the box," said Laurino. The Konami ID, which some users thought to be the system Konami Digital will use to charge subscription fees outside PSN, is there to "confirm your identity for future potential microtransaction content updates"