With news that the American MGS3: Subsistence servers are to close at the beginning of April, European MGS players were obviously concerned that Konami would be doing the same for Europe.

The worrying appears to have been for nothing though, as Konami has confirmed that the European servers will remain open.

"The European MGS3 Subsistence Servers will stay online. Indeed, Konami recently announced a dedicated league system - www.MGS3LEAGUE.com - which will continue to provide services for fans of the game," Konami said on its website.

Seeing as the game was only released here in October 2006 it would have been a hard blow to take if the servers had gone offline only six months after the game's launch.