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One of Hideo Kojima’s masterpieces had a flawless Xbox 360 version, but Konami prefers to make it exclusive to PlayStation

One of Hideo Kojima's masterpieces had a flawless Xbox 360 version, but Konami prefers to make it exclusive to PlayStation
One of Hideo Kojima's masterpieces had a flawless Xbox 360 version, but Konami prefers to make it exclusive to PlayStation

‘Metal Gear Solid’ is one of those classic sagas that has accompanied players from generation to generation of consoles, we could see how the evolution of technology helped make these titles look more realistic and we could embody Big Boss like never before , now the remake of ‘ Metal Gear Solid 3′ , we will see a “ facelift ” with next-generation graphics to that classic PS2 installment.

‘ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots ‘ was a PlayStation 3 exclusive released in 2008, where it never left the Sony platform and Xbox 360 owners were unable to enjoy this installment, but now we can know that This title could have been playable on the Microsoft platform. According to the game’s assistant producer, Ryan Payton, in an interview for Time Extension , he reveals that there was no PS3 exclusivity deal, it was only released on that platform thanks to Blu-ray .

In the elaboration of the game, Ryan Payton, assures that Konami created a team dedicated only to see if the delivery could be ported to the Xbox 360, due to the differences at the hardware level, they believed that it would be impossible given that they saw the platform of Microsoft as something “ before and below ” , in exact words, Python reveals the following:

“As downtrodden as my colleagues were with PS3 development, most of them were still die-hard Sony fans and were not in favor of wasting resources on such a test.”

“They believed that Metal Gear Solid 4 would look and run terribly on older and inferior Microsoft hardware.”

“One fateful day, Konami’s R&D team hosted a meeting where we got to see the fruits of their labor: Metal Gear Solid 4 running beautifully and smoothly on an Xbox 360.”

What caused ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ only debuted on PS3 was the Blu-ray format, since it had up to 54 GB of storage, which was more than enough for Konami’s delivery, while the Xbox 360 DVD-ROMs could only hold up to 8.3 GB , which would have to save the content of the delivery on many discs to be able to run on the Microsoft platform.

Let’s remember that there are several cases of Xbox 360 titles that had three discs , such as ‘LA Noire’, ‘RAGE’ or the well-remembered ‘Blue Dragon’, an Xbox 360 exclusive that was created with the aim of reaching the Japanese market with the legendary duo of Hironobu Sakaguchi and Akira Toriyama.

On the other hand, ‘Metal Gear Solid 4’ has not been released on any other platform since its debut in 2008, so to this day, it is still a PS3 exclusive, it remains to be seen if with ‘Metal Gear Solid : Master Collection’ , Konami decides to release another version of the compilation of its classic installments, but this time including the fourth installment of the saga, which was well received by the community and critics with 94 points on Metacritic .

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It is worth mentioning that ‘Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater’ when there is still no official release date but it will arrive for the PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC platforms through Steam .

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