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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection can't fit MGS4 on Xbox 360

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3. Solid Snake and Sony were best friends for a while, but the HD Collection finally brought Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and Peace Walker to Xbox 360. Why couldn't Konami do it again with this comprehensive package?

"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," Kojima said on his podcast (via Kotaku). "To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous."

All the high-resolution assets, voice acting, and--of course--the bizarre assortment of videos advertising MGS4's PMC groups were crammed onto one dual-layer Blu-ray disc. But that would fill up seven DVDs.

Imagine it: you're not even done settling back into the couch before Otacon calls in again, whining at you to swap discs again, and he's not even joking this time. War has changed.

Kojima said he wants to put The Legacy Collection on Xbox 360, but it just can't happen. Xbox Snake charmers will just have to wait and hope for the next generation.

"When it's the next [Xbox] console, maybe we can release it," Kojima said. "If we released a version on the Xbox 360 without MGS4, then it's not The Legacy Collection."

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39 comments

  • gordan-mitsas - March 27, 2014 11:21 p.m.

    Of course it won't, this has nothing to do with console war fanboy bs so just drop it already people!!! Metal Gear Solid Legacy collection can not easily fit on DVD discs due to how large MGS4 is. This is a fact. It can't easily fit on PS4 either. I'm sure though that Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One LATER on considering all three of those systems use Blu Ray discs. Yes, Blu Ray is here to stay and so that's a guarantee we will see it on the next generation systems as Metal Gear Legacy Collection.
  • Gemsa - May 4, 2013 3:34 a.m.

    i agree- there should be a downloadable only version for xbox 360- even if it does take full 50gb blu ray size I'm sure it will do well and MGS4 deserves a larger audience. However wouldnt it take 100GB to download and then install?
  • winner2 - May 3, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    I picture Kojima with a diabolical grin striking an ocelot on his lap
  • ultimatepunchrod - May 3, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Flame wars...COMMENCE!!!
  • jedisamurai - May 3, 2013 11 a.m.

    And lastly I'll say... having a huge storage medium is nothing to brag about. It simply encourages developers to be sloppy and results in huge installs and load times. I already find the required installs for PS3 games vs the 360 to be totally ridiculous. I only keep the thing around for Blu Rays and exclusives...
  • Relzen - May 3, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    Keep whining. Your impotent fanboy rage is quite amusing.
  • occasionalgoldfish - May 3, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    I was pretty upset about this at first but after hearing that MGS4 would require 7 discs, I'll not hold it against them.
  • PatHan-bHai - May 3, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Thank God!!!
  • ChiChiRocket - May 2, 2013 8:59 p.m.

    What?! They aren't bringing it to Wii U?! This is an outrage! Seriously though, was anyone actually surprised by this? I assumed from the outset that it would be PS3-only.
  • DragonLord23 - May 2, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    Thats crap. FF13 fit on two disc and Skyrim was on one. Kojima just does not want to do it. This is crap. How will MGS5 come out on Xbox 360 if MGS4 can't.
  • jedisamurai - May 3, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    Amen.
  • Divine Paladin - May 4, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    FFXIII I believe had lower-quality renders for everything on the 360, as well as the fact that Square Enix heavily cut the game's content to even fit on 360 in three (not two) discs. Now remember that MGS4 was made entirely as a PS3 exclusive, with many several-minute-long, full 1080p cutscenes, with a much more complex game engine than a simpler JRPG like FFXIII (even with the Paradigm system). Lastly, I don't even recall them saying that MGS5 would be on the 360. I assumed they'd be on the next-gen systems in full. However, again, don't forget that MGS5 is TWO games: Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain are two separate games that according to Kojima comprise MGS5. So if it does come out on Xbox 360, it'd cost $120 and probably come with four to six discs already. Perhaps more if it's as open-world as is being claimed.
  • jedisamurai - May 4, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    Nice points. All true. Of course those low quality renders look identical from ten feet away unless your screen is larger than 50 inches or so. My guess is that the primary obstacle to MGS4 on 360 would be an incompatible game engine that would be incredibly buggy if ported over (if that's even possible without rebuilding from the ground up). Seriously though, you would be amazed at what's possible with good compression and optimization. Ever saved a raw file as a jpeg? Or a DVD as an mp4?
  • Spiderman - May 2, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Well that's a shame. I'd sure love to play that game. I'd be curious just to see exactly how a game uses 7 dvd's worth of space!
  • DJAllons3 - May 2, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    It doesn't mean they couldn't offer it as a downloadable game for PC or 360. I don't know how big it is on the 360 but a friend downloaded Max Payne 3 and said it was a 30gb download, about the same size as MGS4. So I don't see why they don't just give a downloadable code for it with the collection, let you download it as you play from the first one. Would definitely have it finished by completing it.
  • Dadyo238 - May 2, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    I'm not going to brag, it's just my favorite is PS3. I'm not going to brag...I'm not going to-Aaahhh!!!AUUGHHH!!! PS3ROXXBOXSUCKSSTUPIDDVDSARESOLASTGENOMGLOLOLOLOLOL Okay, okay. I'm done.
  • broodax - May 2, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    First ones free, second one starts a flame war
  • Jennero_Rossi - May 2, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    Kinda of sad about that, but I'll just get it on PS3 since it will have MGS in HD. MGS4 could have easily been put on Xbox360, but the time it would take to encode and compress everything wouldn't make it cost effective.
  • jedisamurai - May 3, 2013 6 p.m.

    Agreed. Though fans and accountants have different definitions of "cost effective".

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