This news comes directly from the game’s Twitter account:
Metal Gear Online will release with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain sometime in 2015, though no specific date has been officially announced.
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My only question on this news is whether these options will be chosen prior to the start of a match or if time will actually pass after a match has started. Both options have their benefits, though the latter may offer a very dynamic experience.
Jordan Loeffler is an Associate Editor for MONG. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is his most anticipated game of 2015, and he thinks this multiplayer thing is sounding more and more like a bonus. You can also follow him on IGN and on Twitter.