Hideo Kojima has confirmed the next iteration of Metal Gear Online will be developed at the newly-established Kojima Productions LA studio.
The news was revealed at the Eurogamer Expo earlier today, where the Metal Gear creator also discussed base building gameplay and smartphone support in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
Kojima didn't say if Metal Gear Online would be a part of Ground Zeroes, future Metal Gear sequels or released as a standalone title.
Competitive online gameplay was first introduced in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and returned for both PSP entries and MGS4. It was also made available as a standalone title in Japan.
The original Metal Gear Online's servers were shut down in June 2012.
Kojima Productions LA recently put the call out for programmers, artists and game developers to join the studio and work on developing the technology, systems and tools "for the core foundation of a 3D action game".