Konami "actively looking" into MGS4 on Xbox 360
- Posted October 14th, 2008 at 16:56 EDT by
- 88 Comments
Japanese investment research outfit Morningstar thinks Metal Gear Solid 4 could soon be appearing on Xbox 360. Is it true? Has hell officially frozen over?
The firm made its incendiary claim in a report on multiplatform release trends (handily summarized by IGN) published shortly after this year's Tokyo Game Show. A Konami public relations rep is quoted as saying "We're actively looking into a release for the Xbox 360."
Konami would make a killing by releasing the game on Microsoft's bork-prone bucket of tricks, no doubt, but let's not forget that series overlord Hideo Kojima has repeatedly dismissed the possibility of a port.
We've contacted Konami for comment. Watch this space.
- 11:58am EDT - October 14th, 2008
omfg!!!! noooooooo!!!!!! fking hate knami if they do this to the loyal ps3 fans. fk them
- 11:59am EDT - October 14th, 2008
@1 CHILD! Get a grip, man.
Third party exclusives are a thing of the past. The PAST. THE PAST. It's all about the 1st party. If you need something to tell your fanboy within, remind your self that if all consoles have the exact same games (which they don't because Sony 1st party is boss), YOU have those SAME GAMES on a better, more versitile console. If someone teases you about having a PS3, tell them that to make yourself feel better.
- 12:02pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
I doubt it will happen, but who knows?
- 12:06pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
stripped down on 5x dvd ?
- 12:16pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
...Oh dear >.<
- 12:19pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
I really dont care if it goes multiplatform, I just hate when games get made on the Xcraps 360 then ported over to our fine tuned machine and it looks and plays like crap. So just as long as developers keep useing the PS3 as leed design console Im fine if they dumb it up for the box. I really hate how M$ gets their hands in everyones pockets! I hate how critics say the PS3 is a head of its time, for crists sake Xcrap doesnt make the gameing standard. If anything the 360 is behind its time. This is the age of High Def not upconverting to HD. The 360 is really only a regular Xcrap with an upgraded DVD player, and ereyone bought into the hype of it being a completely new system. I hate the way gameing is going, they should all unite and make one Fing console.
- 12:22pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
maybe in 2010 they can have it by then i wont care
- 12:23pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Lol wtf what you mean 3rd party exclusives are a think of the past? You mean Only for sony cause 360 has alot of rpg exclusives. I doubt this and ff and ffs vs also lpb i can't see them going to 360 unless there on 6 or 7 disks
- 12:24pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
I think Konami is looking into cashing in on the 360 on-line gameplay hence MGO.
- 12:29pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
If they make this for 360 they're gonna have to go through the games code and take out all references to Sony, not to mention they would have to break it into quite a few discs. Do you think they would not use Konami ID on the 360 if they did make it for M$'s console?
- 12:32pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
right right for the 360 is like £40 a disk yh? and how many disks are in here? well thats one expensive game it will never happen
- 12:38pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Sorry but its just not happening Kojima is a man of art and anything that would require him to water down his master piece aint going to happen...Konami wouldnt risk upsetting Kojima because he might leave and take his Million Dollar IP with him
- 12:43pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Hideo Kojima stated for a dozen times that MGS4 is impossible on XBOX360. I share the same feeling that 3rd party exclusives are a thing from the past. The only reason why xbox360 has more 3rd party exclusives than PS3 relies on how expensive it is to develop for PS3. Once XBOX360 is 1,5 year older and is easier to program than PS3, for a couple developers it's just no enough interesting to spend their money porting tittles to PS3. They rather develop new tittles. I don't own a XBOX360 and I don't plan do. I'm glad I'm a PS3 owner and I'm really sure PS3 will overcome 360 shortly... Eventhough they have more 3rd party exclusives than us. Just to reafirm, I really don't believe they're talking abuot MGS4.
- 12:51pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
not only that just about every cutscene have a big Apple computer in them not to mention the use of the Ipod in the game. nah this is a game that Sony deffenetly have to keep exclusive to PS3. i sware konami dont put a knife in loyed MGS fans after yall said it will not be on 360
- 12:58pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Sony is to blame in this situation because they don't try to lock down their exclusive games like Microsoft. I think thats the reason we always have so many delayed games because our so called loyal third party developers are trying to find ways to make the games work on the 360 as well.
- 12:58pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Since when do PR reps just come out with "oh yeah, we're looking into this" sounds like the same pre-release BS rumors. Shame on this site for spreading this FUD.
- 1:02pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
"A Konami public relations rep is quoted as saying "We're actively looking into a release for the Xbox 360."
I wouldn't take to much into that. These are the same kind of people who said Killzone 2 was real time at E3 '05. They are just paid to know nothing, but push the games on the floor.
- 1:05pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
From what I read elsewhere, I think this is a mistranslation...am I wrong?
- 1:09pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Is it just me or is that title entirely misleading.
- 1:10pm EDT - October 14th, 2008
Guy above me raises a great point...if it were to appear on MS then they would have to take out the Apple computers,The Ps3's, The PsP's, The Sony Ericsson's and of course the rumor was JUST DE-BUNKED BY the sixthAxis
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