Metal Gear Online fans were eagerly looking forward to the beta as it was scheduled to be released on the Sony PlayStation 3 and later on the Microsoft Xbox 360.
Unfortunately, the beta didn’t connect to any Konami servers, appearing to miss its appointed start time. As disappointment quickly turned to anger and rage on boards around the Internet, Konami of Japan posted an update on their English site notifying all players of the beta’s delay till an unspecified time.
“We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test,” the statement read. “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.”
Konami provided a new start date of Friday, April 25 at 12 AM PDT (Midnight). The company also mentioned that five extra days will be added to the the MGO beta, making the end date and time May 11th at Midnight instead of May 6th.
While the Metal Gear Online start date for the Sony PS3 has been changed to April 25, Konami said that the date could potentially change due to unforeseen circumstances.