Thursday, May 31, 2007

´Metal Gear Solid 4´ no longer PS3 exclusive?, part V



An alleged Microsoft employee writing for Destructoid has confirmed that ´Metal Gear Solid 4´ will be released on Xbox360 no more than one year after the PlayStation3 version. There was also talk of a dedicated ´MGS´ game for Wii.

The article has apparently been subjected to a ´Cease and Desist´ order, which would have required the author to remove it. Instead, he censored the content. Originally, the article read, according to Ninjabattle:

I have been waiting for many months to finally say this, and today is the day. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will not be a PS3 exclusive after all. It has been confirmed that it will make its way to the Xbox 360 in 2008.

There is no true date set for the release at this point, but November of 2008 has been mentioned. This is not set in stone as Konami is working with Microsoft to bring the date forward as much as possible. MGS4 for the 360 will also come with exclusive content and gameplay that will not be in the PS3 version of the game. Some of this content is VR missions, as well as "Snake Tales" or "Snake in the Valley" (depending on where you live), which will let you go on objective based missions, some of which are very lengthy. These are the first two bonuses to emerge so far, but be ready to expect even more.

Konami is also in talks with Nintendo to bring a Metal Gear Solid game to the Wii. MGS4 would obviously have to be slimmed down if the chose to port the title to Nintendo's console. We already know that Snake will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros., so this (along with the 360 news) doesn't come as much of a surprise.

On a personal note. HAHAHAHA! Hey Sony fanboys: At least you all have a Blu-ray player for the next year or two until that fails as well.

In the comments to the story on Destructoid, the author writes:

Source is me asking and getting confirmation from someone at Konami, and someone at MS. This is not a joke. (...)

Like this hasn't happened on every single other version on MGS. Its not a big surprise at all. The announcement hasn't been officially made yet, but the source works for Konami, and I know for a fact that MS has been negotiating this for months. (...)

there are some things i cant say. i made it pretty clear "Nintendo to bring a Metal Gear Solid game to the Wii." that doesnt mean mgs4 do it? Metal Gear Solid Game!



I deliberately skipped the most recent rumour about this game going multi-platform, since Hideo Kojima himself said that ´MGS4´ was "for the PS3 only so far." And you can tell by this post being part V that there had been numerous indications prior to that statement.

For one, there was Microsoft Germany´s Boris Schneider-Johne commenting on Sony losing exclusivity of ´Devil May Cry 4´:

One down, two to go

1. Devil May Cry
2. Final Fantasy
3. Metal Gear Solid

For all other past rumours concerning this topic, please read ´Metal Gear Solid 4´ no longer PS3 exclusive?, part IV.

Sources: Destructoid, Ninjabattle
Thanks to: Anonymous, Cheswick, Digital Spy

19 comments:

Falafelkid said...

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Anonymous said...

sorry, don't believe it. 360 owners are just jealous.




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Anonymous said...

I agree. As much as I would love for this to be true on both parts, it doesn't seem likely at this point, even with the PS3 dying.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem believing the 360 version. The PS3 sales are not just bad, they are abysmal. MGS4 is a very expensive game to make. Keeping it exclusive to the PS3 almost guarantees a loss of money or at least very little profit.
As far as a Wii version, I would love to see it, but I won't hold my breath.
BTW, I hope your girlfriend enjoys the comment Falafel. :)

Grandmaster B said...

MGS 4 for 360 wil happen I think. However I think another version for Wii will pop up, not MGS4. The only thing is who/which team would be developing it time wise. Thats the only thing that makes me think it might not come but not impossible.

Steven said...

I believe this story. Metal Gear Solid has never been a true exclusive for any system. Eventually it has gone to another system.

However, it still means Sony is getting the game for at least 6 months as an exclusive, and that is all it really needs for the game to help boost sales.

Also the additional content is surprising, because the writer is just taking the that from examples of what happened in the previous installments.

Truth be told, I believe this guy may not actually have an exclusive, but making up a story that he knows eventually will be 100% true (from past experience) and then he can get the glory for the story.

As for the Nintendo part. This is interesting. It could have always been an agreement to get Hideo Kojima support on the Wii and he can have Snake in Brawl.

Or just the inclusion of Snake in Brawl now has Hideo Kojima wanting to create a Metal Gear Wii game.

However, I would suspect that game would either be remakes of the older games (perhaps two games in one?) Or an original title. It would be too hard to adapt everything in 4 into a Wii game.

Anonymous said...

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What's going on Mrs Falafel?


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Anonymous said...

OMG GIRLFRIEND???? YA RITE FAL.. WHATS HIS NAME? BRUCE? LOL MGS4 ON 360 WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER U SUCK! PS3 FTW!!!1111

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just kidding. thought i'd try to entertain. anyway, this is excellent news, and i have to say: anyone who thinks this is *completely* impossible (or even unlikely) at this point is *completely* insane. i could understand that line of thinking... say... 2 years ago... (even though i still disagreed...) but now? it's a no-brainer. mgs4 is going to cost konami more than any other game in the history of the universe (probably) and if they limit sales to just ps3 owners, they're screwed. everybody knows that it's not only "hardcore gamers" buying ps3 to boot! you've got your whole technophile blu-ray enthusiast group buying it as well, and not a single one of them gives a shit about mgs4. couple that with the *fact* that microsoft is continually throwing more and more money at konami to get them to port it to xbox360, and you've got yourself the logic of a true businessman: keeping mgs4 exclusive to ps3 makes absolutely no sense financially. it's as simple as that.

here's hoping we *do* get a watered down version of mgs4 for the wii too... because, of course, konami wants to be able to sell at least *some* copies in japan as well, right? ;)

thanks for the update falafelkid. always appreciated. i wondered when you'd catch wind of that destructiod article. i've been awaiting your input. well done.

-"superfan" tactics.

GWX said...

Supose they did dumb down the graphics and made MGS4 for the Wii's graphics engine.(Would be best if they took the time and made it from the ground up for Wii)
With Wii-specific Wii-mote/nunchuk OR special Wii-mote peripheral controls?

Furthermore suppose they decided to bring it ON VIRTUAL CONSOLE(VC), every Metal Gear Solid Game ever made.

The NES verion is on VC already right? (With the sequal to follow?)

So why not bring them all?
The ones that didn't appear on Nintendo Consoles. Even Twin Snakes that is on Gamecube(may be hard to find now?) Bring that on VC too.

The entire back catalogue on VC.
Now that would be IT.
Wouldn't it?
heh.

The Full MGS saga on Wii VC and the newest one at retail.
Would be somthing wouldn't it?
I would think Sony might get a bit pissed off?
eh???

Anonymous said...

...Konami, if look back in history, will make a Metal Gear Nintendo Wii exclusive.

This company is not Square.

Those who know about these 3 company's past will sertanly know that this rumor is probably comming to be true...

/silver

perodetlic said...

today it all about money...

this is the same situation as RE4 on Gamecube/PS2

EXACTLY THE SAME!!

hideo would be an idiot not to make an 360 version

Grandmaster B said...

It has always been about money. They arent in it for fun. However it is harder to survive so there is less risk taking these days to survive.

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