Konami "looking into" Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC region lock

Platinum Games' Metal Gear action game due to be released on PC this week.

Konami is said to be "looking into" its region locking of the PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, ahead of its release on January 9.

As it stands, customers purchasing digital copies of Metal Gear Rising cannot currently redeem the codes outside of the country they are located in. As a Steamworks title, users are unable to play the game unless their copies of the game are successfully redeemed within the Steam client.

SavyGamer reports that the game is also completely unavailable in Ireland, India, and Japan, and that it is impossible to use Steam to gift copies of the game to other regions.

News of the game's region locking surfaced over the weekend, with many fans taking to forums and social media to ask Konami to reconsider its stance on the situation.

Writing on Twitter, Platinum Games creative producer JP Kellams said "Just letting everyone know: First thing I did in the office today was talk about the MGR region lock thing. Konami are looking in to it."

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2013.

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51 comments
chtan01
chtan01

The retarded decision was from some one high up in business level. Let us all from SEA boycott Konami together and show them who is the boss. And at meantime enjoy our free copy of the game. Not that we don't want to buy genuine one but we are force not to. Well done Konami.

012013014
012013014

i live in malaysia and my friend from singapore is having the same problem ~ This item is currently unavailable in your region ~ ........WTF is this?u look down on us like we dont have 20-30usd for a game? wtf is this? i will actually pay more if even if u make it pricier where i live if its available/launch at the same time as other region.....region lock......is this the early early 00s?

archav3n
archav3n

complete stupid the game not available at my region.

E13MENTER
E13MENTER

crack : region free.

purchase : region lock.

WTH ?!

zerofrust
zerofrust

Please keep the consoles retarded selling practices where they belong...

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Region Lock.....are you serious???
Here I was hoping I'll be playing this game without any problems. Now you have barred almost all the PC gamer in the world.
Well planned Konami.
I thought, finally Platinumgames inc. is opening up to PC gamers and might even see some good titles from them in near future. I was wrong so very wrong.
You made this unavailable in Japan, India and Ireland and maybe many other regions too.
You people are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites, two-faced idiots, racists of highest orders.

By this method you will obviously not get the required numbers of sales on the PC platform. Then you will star blaming "piracy". Then you will say PC gamers are pirates and may even say may s**t l*ads to the PC gamers through forums and conferences. Then lastly you will say PC gaming should be killed.

A good way to kill two birds  with one stone.

Let me make this clear to you.
You people are the reasons why piracy is like a wildfire.
Your racial decisions are the actual thing to blame.

Yeah one more thing....The PC gaming and the console gaming are just like the two faces of one coin.
If you erase one side the other side will be valueless. Same goes for the gaming industry too.

Hope you people make the right choice.


SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Region locking is stupid and just encourages piracy.

codac
codac

Why would you region lock a PC game?....I recall there being an arguable reason for consoles, but Handhelds and PC's seem like a really stupid place to do it.

pyro1245
pyro1245

Region-locking is stupid as hell anyway. Why do people always have to control everything?

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

Japanese game unavailable in Japan.. yeah, this seems like an error.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Kojima is looking to blame piracy if this game does not sell well.

Battle_Pants
Battle_Pants

It's 2014. I thought region-lock was a thing of the past. Except maybe for Nintendo.

hahamanin
hahamanin

m from india would have bought it on pc if not for my ps plus subscription....still its rare that only three countries cannot access a game

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I had friend in Japan, he said that many Steam games were unavailable to purchase due the region-lock.

It seems like Publishers/Developers try to suppress PC gaming for general public in favor of Console version.

demondogx
demondogx

Its better to look into it ahead of release then to wait for like a month to release these regions updates, i would know as those screwed me over in the past, looking at you kalypso

chibigoten23
chibigoten23

This is as crazy as the story of Metal Gear Solid series.

lostn
lostn

Region lock on a PC game? Really? I had no idea that was even possible, since PCs don't have region codes in the hardware.. I suppose it could go by the region you selected in Windows, but that's easily changeable.


I think it's a terrible idea if he tries. No one else has, and there's a good reason for that. It's stupid and Konami have lost touch with reality if they are serious about this.

swantn5
swantn5

how would the motion controls work though? maybe threw the mouse?

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

"The game is also completely unavailable in Ireland, India, and Japan"

...

...what?

kozakon
kozakon

Region lock for a PC is the most stupid thing i have ever heard. Notice what happened with the XBOX ONE, Sony on the other hand had the brains to already cancel the region lock in the PS3. applying a region lock to a digital download is even more stupid, computers today are not limited by video region so whats the point?! The game doesn't even have a CD, it is being purchase on an intentional market (Steam), limiting it's purchase only limit's the profits.

nastro64
nastro64

whatever you do guys like SKIDROW,3DM,RG_MECHANICS,TPTB,KAOS are around to crack the hell out of regional locking

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Japan ? lol I mean the console version is available there and even a special edition which has a sword that speaks with the voice of Snake. Why the hell would they region lock this game in japan ?!?!?

ACWH
ACWH

Vanquish 2 please.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

If Kojima would announce MGSV for PC my life would be complete

arqe
arqe

Retards.

viru_ssj
viru_ssj

Konami - Champions of Maximising Regional Profits- their new game startup reel....

blaskowicz
blaskowicz

Region lock has always been a major point for me not buying a Nintendo console since Wii. Region lock on a PC is just completely bonkers. I can see this driving piracy up in the regions where the game is not available.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Hopefully, they actually put some work into the pc version and not just make a port otherwise I'm not buying it.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

I've been waiting for a PC release all this while and now I can't buy it because it's not available in India?


Nice way to treat your fans, Konami :\

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

"Ireland, India, and Japan" O_o what's all that about ?

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

What dickheads. They allow console gamers to resell their game to hell, but block any unconventional purchases on PC. Someone doesn't want good sales on PC. 

zeca04
zeca04

Region lock is one of the biggest crap ever

dante116
dante116

yay now i can get it, hopefully

noandno
noandno

This could actually supports the piracy even more

codac
codac

@gamerno66666It has been in the top sellers for awhile(even during Steam Sales), so I'm sure they made their porting money back and then some.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@Ladiesman17 I honestly don't know why that is. Suppressing a more open platform, in favour of a more closed one? The region locking could also be related to prices. If you can get it cheaper elsewhere, then why not?

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

@Gamer3344you may actually get that wish....but....that will be also region locked. sad thing though


ACWH
ACWH

@blaskowicz Why even region lock in the first place? The planet has a global economy so region locking is counter productive.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@sunbeam4 Konami is from Japan and the game series, even now, is still heavily influenced by Japanese culture. India accounts for like 20% of the world population. Ireland is Ireland. I mean what were they thinking?

br4t666
br4t666

@fend_oblivion i got it gifted to me by a friend in UK , im able to preload it hoping it will work after the release.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

@naryanrobinson  VPN will help me bypass the region lock?


8 dollars is about Rs. 500. I think it's best to wait a few more days and see what Konami has to say. They might even change their mind. Hopefully.


Thanks for helping :)