Metal Gear Solid 4 Xbox 360 debunked

Konami confirms 25th Anniversary Edition is PS3-exclusive, will release next month in UK; no mention of US release.

Konami today confirmed to Eurogamer that Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition is a PlayStation 3 exclusive after being first revealed by various retailers earlier this month. Today a listing was also spotted for Xbox 360, sparking speculation that the action game would release outside PlayStation 3. This is not the case.

Nope.

"Sorry, this product is not currently available to order," the statement reads.“It's a welcome return to the rumour. But there are no plans to release Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360.”

Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition includes trophy support and is due out in December in the United Kingdom for £20, or about $30. It is not clear if the game will release in the United States or other territories.

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration for the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Konami this summer announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes as well as a full-length feature film based on the series.

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Razer361
Razer361

I think it would be kinda weird playing MGS4 on an xbox, anyway. 

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Old game, old graphics, not that fun either.  I would pass even if it came to 360, not to mention ive tried to force myself to finish it a few times on my ps3, and keep getting so bored I give up on it.

Gadeos
Gadeos

I see almost everyone talking about consoles, but not about the announced film based on the series. What those that mean??? "based on". Is it a different story or will it be a movie that takes some elements, perhaps those "not-too-complex ones" so you go all "what the F!" after seeing it??? Being MGS story a really big universe, will it be only one or more than one? I'm not sure if a movie's going to work ok. I've enjoyed MGS for so many years and don't want to see it screwed with a bad movie, as has happened SO MANY TIMES already with other games (mario, mortal kombat, double dragon, street fighter, D&D, doom, tomb raider, silent hill, DOA, max payne, prince of persia, resident evil, hitman... all off these, really offensive material)

arcadianobr
arcadianobr

the konami would triple sales if it were to xbox ... not to mention that the graphics would be much better without jaggies...

nickfitz_99
nickfitz_99

The only good thing about this game was the fight at the end......

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Surprising.

 

Oh, wait.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Everyone should play this game, regardless of what your platform allegiance is.

chatphon
chatphon

not sure if i'm want to play it on X360 , i think the game mechanic and control is suit Sony console system better than Microsoft

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

Konami must not want our money that bad enough if they won't release it on the 360. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

People still going with this? oh my!No offense, but if they wished the game that much they had 7 years to have both PS3 and X360 (And a PC, none should overlook steam)

tightwad34
tightwad34

I am going to get much hate for this, but MGS4 is highly overrated, and I am a Sony guy all the way.

MaxBlaze
MaxBlaze

MGS4 is the worst in the series. 

farcorners
farcorners

This is as likely to get a release on X360 as much as the Uncharted series would ever be.

jr0mz
jr0mz

One of the reasons why I bought the PS3 is to play MGS4 and it took me 2 weeks to get the Platinum trophy for this one (I did 9 playthroughs I think). Although I got the Xbox 360 a bit too late, I'm enjoying both consoles so far. :)

tizmond
tizmond

Seems a bit silly they're not releasing it on 360, although Kojima is pretty Pro-Sony, so it's not surprising. I own 360 & PS3, so it's not like I'm missing out. Would've liked to play MGS4 with a decent (Xbox 360) control pad though. I hate the PS3 controller. Crap analogue sticks, crap triggers. Main reason why the 360 is my primary console. Oh well, at least the HD collection came out on Xbox. MGS3 was the best in the series, by far. 4 was good, but it just seemed like a big cinematic. Could've done with more actual gameplay.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Ah what a game that was and still is!

Might pick it up... for... personal reasons... cough*

Naylord
Naylord

I'm tempted to buy it again for the alternate box art. I'm kind of a nut for collecting metal gear stuff.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

 @arcadianobr Triple sales...

 

Hahaha.  Best statement I've read on here in a long long time.  Seriously doubt it some how, it probably wouldn't even double the sales due to how old the game is.

 

I also don't think the user-base for the 360 would really support such a game.  It would sell yeah, but not as much as for Sony's console.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

 @arcadianobr Graphics would be much better lmfao any ps3 exclusive will have to be lowered in graphics as a lazy port to run on the xbox360 by now ppl all know the ps3 has more power that's just a fact i'm not a fan boy i own all 3 i'm just saying 

Gadeos
Gadeos

 @arcadianobr I just got through the game and didn't see any jaggies, it looks awesome. Gonna play it again and I'll tell you

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

 @Phil-teh-Pirate I played this game over a period of months, whenever a friend came back home from uni we'd do another chapter..  lasted us forever.

 

Upon completion it was hands down one of THE best gaming moments this generation.  It was epic - but as in the proper sense of the word.

 

Near perfection in my opinion.

chocorocket
chocorocket

 @dark_rising76 konami games sell double if not triple numbers on on sony console so no wonder they dont care of the xbot + they have asia on their side

theend3r
theend3r

 @tightwad34 Well, you have to have some knowledge beforehand. The best thing are those references and i think it is a fitting and great ending (and the ending of this ending is really terrific). Gameplay wise it's still far better than let's say dishonored as it has some replay value since no one playing it without a walkthrough can find everything in one go. The problem is that it's too easy even on The Boss.

JhonnyXblood
JhonnyXblood

 @tightwad34 That is not true, MGS4 Is one of the best games in the current generation, is flawless and has no bugs like the most  like skyrim, mass effect, and Dishonored, these games are a perfect example of overrated games.

chocorocket
chocorocket

 @MaxBlaze poor guy....go back to your fighting games and keep that trash shut if u dont have a clue what u saying kkthxbb.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

 @MaxBlaze Stating one's opinion isn't trolling and I'd tend to agree that in trying to give us everything (bless Kojima's heart), he gave us a stiff third person shooter with magical infinite weapons & ammo and a story that made MGS2's seem coherent by comparison.  

 

A "10" lives in this game for sure, but not for me because I wasn't smart enough to play it "the right way".  MGS3 is the strongest by far.  Not in my opinion.  It just is.

igorphoenix
igorphoenix

 @farcorners Not exactly, Uncharted is published by Sony (and they are smart enough not to lose good exclusives like Microsoft does), but MGS4 was published by Konami who aren't tied to any platform. It was released for PS3 because it was better for the game (the game is 40 Gb half of which are cutscenes). I still doubt it will be released for X360 'cause Kojima doesn't care. As he said once - no matter on what platform are you playing as long as the game is good, I guess he was right. Besides the game is really good so it well worth of buying PS3.

gf61
gf61

 @tizmond Triggers have come a long way. Crap analogue sticks? PS2 had more durable analogs than 360. Why? Cause that's what you replace broken 360 sticks with.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

@warhawk-geeby Having not played mgs1-3, 4 wasnt able to hold my interest story wise. It's not issues, it's just not fanboyism.

snake1mi
snake1mi

 @warhawk-geeby  @arcadianobr Old and new.. what the hell is this ugly new trend. Crysis is an "old" game, but is a masterpiece. Old games are retro games, not games that came 4-5 years ago.  

tightwad34
tightwad34

 @theend3r

 There really wasn't any one thing that jumed out at me when I played it, other than maybe the Octo-suit Snake wore. That thing was pretty cool.

tightwad34
tightwad34

 @JhonnyXblood

 It's only my opinion. I do agree that ME and Skyrim are somewhat overrated, but I also can see why they are so popular. I haven't played Dishonored so I can't say on that one, but I have seen a friend play it and it doesn't look all that appealing to me. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a highly acclaimed game yet, I mean it hasn't won any awards yet.