Konami delays MGS4 to Q2 '08

[UPDATE] Hideo Kojima's swan song for Solid Snake pushed back even farther to "make further improvements."

Ever since the trailer blew people away at the Tokyo Game Show 2005, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been eagerly awaited by many. Unfortunately, those people are going to have to wait a little bit longer while Konami puts the final touches on the game.

According to Japanese- and English-language press releases on the Konami Web site, the game will now be coming to Japan in the first quarter of 2008, and to other regions in the second quarter. [UPDATE] However, Konami has since told GameSpot that the English press release was wrong, and the game will ship worldwide in Q2 2008.

Metal Gear Solid 4 had initially been due for a simultaneous worldwide pre-Christmas release exclusively for Sony's PlayStation 3 console. However, at the E3 Media & Business Summit in July, Konami admitted that the game would not arrive in 2007 as originally planned.

A statement from Konami gives the reasoning behind this decision: "Konami has decided to delay the title's release in order to make further improvements to the quality of the game and provide even greater enjoyment for more customers worldwide." It added that it would continue to work on the game to make sure it will "meet everyone's expectations."

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liquidsnake_xx
liquidsnake_xx

the game is a myth!! its never coming out!! and if it does it will be on the playstation 4!!!!! 2010-2011

PrinceFX
PrinceFX

no way. it wont come out on xbox360. that's for sure. how can you fit a 20 gig game in a dvd?????

kmnov21
kmnov21

Okay folks let me clear this up for you. The huge disc space doesn't dictate how long the game will be. The disc space will be used to enhance the graphics and detail not the length of the game. I believe if it is to be on Xbox 360, it will be the same quality. To prove it look at Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. It came out on PS2 and Xbox. :)

rob0029
rob0029

Wow, you'd have to be the biggest fanboy in the world if you buy multiple copies of MGS4 just to keep it off the X-Box.

solidmaq
solidmaq

mgs all parts are the best i buy ps2 and ps3 for mgs

mAttthhheaLy
mAttthhheaLy

Nooooooooooooooooooo! Oh well, at least when it does come out I'll never have to talk to another "real" person ever again...

Seemann_Engel
Seemann_Engel

That's right. The game will take 3 to 4 years to complete and I doubt it will last more than 10 hours. I played MGS2 like a crazy ass and I only got to 11 hours of playing. I love this saga, and I know I'll love MGS4. I just hope they do the right thing and make something worthy of waiting so long. When it comes out and when I see if they release it on the 360, I will decide which console to buy. So far, I'm up for the PS3, but the 360 is way cheaper!!! MGS4 and GTAIV are the only titles that would make me buy a PS3.

Rochie101
Rochie101

@Hector_01, GTA San Andreas was 350hours long, and it was last gen DVD not blue ray, so if an 8 gig game is 350hours long than a 40 gig game should be just a little longer don't you think?

ski11buzz
ski11buzz

at Hector_01 if you knew anything about disc space, the size a game takes up on a disc =/= game length.

Hector_01
Hector_01

why so many people keep using the same arguement about how it wont come to the 360 cause ps3 has blu ray. Big F***ing whoop. I very much doubt that this game will even need more than 1 dvd. If you actually take this seriuosly there is no way mgs 4 will be around 30 to 40 gig big cause if it is than it would most likely take you about 400 hours to finish or there is alot, and i mean alot of video footage which i doubt considering previous mgs games have always used realtime in game cutscenes. Sorry its just that i find a game being that big very unrealistic.

p00phead
p00phead

I really don't think mgs4 is coming to 360 since ps3 uses blu-ray but if it does it might have 4 or 8 disks thats what most japnese games on ps had eg final fantasy vii 3 discs,final fantasy vii 4 discs,the list goes on ps.i have a ps3 and 360

xXrebel666Xx
xXrebel666Xx

@ rageset- Konami are a respected developer and trust me they wouldn't care less about microsoft trying to buy them out to hype there game up so much such as advertising on mountain dew cans that when it actually comes out it's a total letdown. I'm almost confident Konami have integretity and respect for gaming so I wouldn't expect anything near a Microsoft console. Konami = Japanese Sony= Japanese. Bungie=US Microsoft= US you getting my drift?

R-Force
R-Force

Something told me this wasd going to happen. :( (sigh) O well, Summer/Autumn it is then.

liquidsnake_xx
liquidsnake_xx

the game would be completed by now if they would do more work on it than the trailers!!! i expect the to be out when they realese there 30th trailer on the game!! DONT GET ME WRONG! i love this game! its my fav>:) but im freaking tired of all these delays on the game!! and ps home im sick of trailers trailers trailers trailers trailers trailers!! JUST REALESE THE DAM THING!! who cares about a little glitch here and there!! it cant be perfect!! it dont take 3 years to make a game that im sure is only gonna take about 6 maybe 7 hours to beat!! unless you spend alot of time siting on your ass getting of on not realesing it knowing its pissing them off U LIKE THAT!!! so anyway JUST REALESE IT!!! the game not another trailer!!

liquidsnake_xx
liquidsnake_xx

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liquidsnake_xx
liquidsnake_xx

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mooperman50
mooperman50

hehe its funny to read all of the ppl who bought an xbox complaining about how they dont want to have to buy a PS3 to play this game...well should of thought of that in the first place huh? haha

anividguru
anividguru

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anividguru
anividguru

This delay is fine with me because it is even more time I can put off buying a PS3, as MGS4 is really the only must-have for me on that system anyways.

RageSet
RageSet

Even though I highly doubt that MGS4 is coming to the Xbox 360, Konami has the final say on whether it will arrive on the Xbox 360, not Kojima-san. They could honestly be doing the "wait and see" approach with the newly released, reduced price PS3. I know MGS4 has to cost 10's of millions to produce and Konami has noticed the market share that Microsoft has with the Xbox 360. So if you Sony fans want to keep MGS4 exclusive to the PS3, you better buy two or more copies when it is released, because as a business owner, my instincts and experience points out that Konami wants to make as money as they can and to only way they can do that is with a huge customer base.

RageSet
RageSet

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king_jackass
king_jackass

Mr. Hideo Kojima you take all the time you need sir. You have never dissappointed me nor do i believe you ever will. This game is going to blow us all away, and yes Hideo did say that MGS4 will stay PS3 exclusive. But until it's release, i will be eagerly awaiting.

nbabest9
nbabest9

Playtendo, i agree with you.I love this series. I bought a 360 a year ago and have been savin money for a PS3 just for this game, and just wish with all the delay they could announce the game for 360, despite the large differences between the two consoles.

playtendo360
playtendo360

Let us all just pray they are making it for 360 too. I do not want to go out and get a PS3 for one game.

playtendo360
playtendo360

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playtendo360

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Cheeba_puff
Cheeba_puff

Kojima can take his time, Metal Gear Solids aren't known for screwing their fanbase, and this game has to live up to, as well as expand on, an exceptionally high standard. Let the maestro take his time composing.

blueday
blueday

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blueday
blueday

Bad for us but good business decision. Lower priced PS3 = more units sold = more MGS4 sold It SUCKS. I personaly am not getting PS3 until MGS4 comes out.

MatthewShield
MatthewShield

I'd be a bit more stressed if I had gone with a PS3 rather than 360. My MGS fanatic friend, on the other hand, isn't so relaxed....

Gamerchik
Gamerchik

I was very pissed off at Sony when they decided to make the PS3 $600. And I recently read about a guy's PS3 that stopped working for no reason, and he took really good care of it and then they voided the warranty because of dust on it. That's rediculous. I love MGS and really want to play MGS4 but I've been a Sony fan for a while. I had a PS1 and a PS2 but when I look at all games that were now no longer exclusive for the PS3 also on Xbox 360, two of those being Assassin's Creed and Devil May Cry 4 and I got the 360 because it was cheaper and had more games out at the time. Konami wants MGS4 to go multiplatform. The question of whether or not the game would go to the Xbox 360 really has to do with the sales of it after it comes out and if it might boost the sales of the PS3 (mainly in the US which is their biggest marketer). If they don't make as much money as they hope, they might put the pressure on Kojima and who's to say if it would or not. Even if it stays exclusive still, I'll buy a PS3 eventually to play it, but it won't be for a while until the price goes down.

WingcommanderIV
WingcommanderIV

To be honest...I care. Jack-ass. Considering Konami has never disappointed their fans, and Metal Gear Solid is still one of the best game series of all time, I happen to care a lot. What I don't care for is having to wait the extra time. I've got enough games to last me, so I say Konami, take your god darn time. We'll be waiting.

6love6metal6
6love6metal6

to be honest does anyone care anymore ??? people have been waiting for this game for years and once again Sony and Konami disapoint thier fans.

6love6metal6
6love6metal6

to be honest does anyone care anymore ??? people have been waiting for this game for years and once again Sony and Konami disapoint thier fans.

6love6metal6
6love6metal6

to be honest does anyone care anymore ??? people have been waiting for this game for years and once again Sony and Konami disapoint thier fans.

NiCK-LeSS
NiCK-LeSS

I don't even care about it anymore..

aaronbecerril
aaronbecerril

Well will just have to wait a little bit more but thats ok! ill just keep looking at the videos and reading the news about the MGS4 until it gets out, i just hope that at least they consider puting out a demo now, since they dealyed the game for so long, well we can only wait! :) P.S. THIS GAME WILL NEVER GO TO XBOX360 NEVER! MARK MY WORDS!!!

s3NoXeRs3
s3NoXeRs3

Did this rumor of it comming out on 360 get put to sleep at some jap convention where Hideo said it will NOT come out on 360 while im still alive. or somethgin like that.

s3NoXeRs3
s3NoXeRs3

Did this rumor of it comming out on 360 get put to sleep at some jap convention where Hideo said it will NOT come out on 360 while im still alive. or somethgin like that.

halosniper52
halosniper52

RossRichard we get it. 360 will not get this game tho there is no way in hell.

RossRichard
RossRichard

Good generalization Kalkhaja. Us 360 owners never owned a PS1, PS2 or played a Metal Gear Solid game before /sarcasm

RossRichard
RossRichard

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RossRichard
RossRichard

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lathan94
lathan94

to bad for the ps3 fans that was like the biggest title coming out for the ps3 in 2007

John_Galt
John_Galt

kalkhaja. That's not stopping them from bringing Devil May Cry 4 to the 360.

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

tvayst , i dont think that will happen because 360 owners probably (i say probably) wont know the story. since its not a new storyline (its continued from previous MGS) i cant see this coming out on 360

Wopenka_11
Wopenka_11

To all us MGS fans remember that this is going to be the last MGS. We all want it to be epic and I'm sure as hell hideo kojima and konami are wanting it to be that way too. So delays are welcome if they need more time to improve the game. Although in saying that we don't want it to be like Duke Nuke 'Em lol

tvayst
tvayst

i'm not trying to upset anyone, but i think that this game is going to make so much money that the developers will want to release it for the 360 so it can make even more money.

-Solid--Snake-
-Solid--Snake-

Hopefully this one will be good...Out of all the Metal Gear Solid games, I have always enjoyed MGS 1 (PS1), I find it the most memorable experience when I was a kid....