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Microsoft: Xbox 360 has the power to run MGS4

16 October 2008

It's all kicking off down at MCV. Following a controversial report that Konami was considering making Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots a multiplatform game, Microsoft's corporate vice-president of Live, Software and Services John Schappert has announced he would "love" to see Snake's finest hour on Xbox 360.

“I’m certainly in the fan club that would love to see Kojima-san’s masterpiece come our way," Schappert oozed. "It would be wonderful to play Metal Gear Solid on the Xbox."

"It could become another of the many franchises that started their life on another console that are now coming our way," he went on. Cheeky devil.

This confirms nothing, of course, but Schappert is confident that the Xbox 360 could shoulder the weight. “I can’t speak on behalf of Konami, but I can shed more light on the fact that we definitely have the power to run MGS4," he said. "There are a lot of recent examples that are in true high-def on our platform and aren’t on PS3. We’ve got an amazing amount of horsepower and graphics power.”

Sounds fantastic, John, but what about the vastly reduced DVD storage space? You won't be putting many copies in stores if each box takes up an entire shelf.


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