Metal Gear: Survive screenshot of zombies being lifted by balloons

After Hideo Kojima's departure the biggest question was how exactly is Konami going to handle the much-beloved Metal Gear series. Were they going to continue on without missing a beat, transform it into something entirely new, or perhaps just abandon it all together? Their answer, as it turns out, was to create a survival and co-op focused spin-off by the name of Metal Gear Survive.

As you might expect from the name alone, you'll be spending most of your time scavenging resources in order to craft weapons and fortifications, ensuring you have enough food and water to not keel over mid-fight, and naturally, repeatedly stabbing 'zombies' in the face with a fairly primitive spear. If you're wondering what this might look like in-game, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

The current Steam reviews are highly positive, which I must admit comes as a bit of a surprise. I've only played the recent open beta so I might not have the full picture, but everything I've seen so far points towards Metal Gear Survive being an utterly generic survival game with completely arbitrary resource-gathering mechanics. I do appear to be in the minority here, however, so I will fully admit I could be wrong and that Metal Gear Survive might just get really good once you put some hours into it. Either way, I would recommend you do some solid research before springing for your wallet, just to make sure this is the type of game you'd truly enjoy.

You can learn more about Metal Gear Survive, as well as check out some of the other gameplay previews, by heading over to either the official website or Steam. And finally, here's the co-op trailer, just for good measure: