By now, the world has had a chance to digest this idea of Metal Gear Survive. The co-op 4-player game struck a wave of emotions around the net, and many are having a hard time accepting that this is Konami’s next plan for the franchise.

Look, I get it. Everyone both hates Konami and loves fuming at it these days, and the idea of Metal Gear without Hideo Kojima at the helm is a strange prospect for many. However, immediate dismissal isn’t the way to go. Just like Next Level Games’ Metroid: Federation Force, even this deserves a chance to prove itself.

Right away, fans began comparing the game to Capcom’s 4-player Resident Evil game, Umbrella Corps, as a way to deride the decision to make this game, but I haven’t seen any comparisons to Call of Duty’s zombies mode, which is usually looked upon in a more positive light. Why can’t it be that?

Please remember, “Konami” is just a brand name. There are still real, talented human beings working on this game and chastising them for remaining with a company that gamers aren’t happy with is insulting. I have mixed feelings about this just like everyone else, but I’ve looked past my knee-jerk reactions. Game developers need to work, and this is the best way or now to avoid Konami laying off a bunch of our fellow human beings.

Metal Gear Survive will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. Let’s wait and see how it turns out.