Metal Gear Solid 4 ‘Too Enormous’ for Xbox 360
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has explained why Metal Gear Solid 4 and the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection will not be released on Xbox 360.
In an online radio show discussing the Legacy Collection (translated by Kotaku), Kojima said “I’m sorry to say an Xbox 360 version isn’t being released, because an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale. To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous.”
Kojima pointed out that due to Xbox 360’s use of DVD (as opposed to Sony’s use of Blu-Ray) Metal Gear Solid 4 would require seven discs to be released on Xbox 360. Kojima (presumably referring to the Metal Gear Legacy Collection) said “I want to put it out [on the Xbox 360], but we won’t be releasing it.” He added that “if we released a version on the Xbox 360 without MGS4, then it’s not The Legacy Collection.”
Kojima did note that “when it’s the next console, maybe we can release it.”
Will Xbox 360’s successor support a different disc format? We’ll find out on May 21st.
The Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection contains Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes the original MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4. It will hit PlayStation 3 next month.
We’ve reached out to Konami for further clarification on Kojima’s comments and will update this article with any additional information we receive.
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