The Metal Gear Solid franchise was turned upside down with the release of The Phantom Pain in 2015. Three years later, it's going to be shaken back down to its core yet again, as Konami takes a big gamble on something completely different with Metal Gear Survive.
Metal Gear Survive has some of the familiar trappings of Metal Gear Solid games past. There are still elements of sneaking, and the snappy mobility and combat controls of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are on full, glorious display. But it's dramatic pivot into the horde mode/survival sub genre, like Fortnite and Killing Floor before it, makes this a completely different experience than Metal Gear fans are used to. Maybe that's not a bad thing.