MGS4 destined for 360?

Monday 18 December 2006
An Xbox 360 version of the fanatically anticipated MGS sequel, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is reported to be in development and due for release shortly after the game's launch on PS3.

The reason behind Konami's decision, according togaming blog Nooozwhich credits an anonymous source at Konami HQ with revealing the shock info, is that the publisher doesn't believe Sony can shift enough PS3s to make MGS4 profitable on a single platform. By porting the sequel to Xbox 360, Konami would be assured of recouping the game's monolithic development costs.

However, when we contacted Konami we were informed - in no uncertain terms - that "Metal Gear Solid 4 is a PS3 exclusive. It is not planned for release on any other format."

The game isn't pencilled in for release until late next year, anyway, which makes Konami's rumoured reasoning seem overly pessimistic and premature. But, that said, if the whispers persist we'll be first in line to investigate the truth.

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.