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.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Well as an xbox owner and also a fan of the series this is unfortunate but not surprising news. Still it is a great game and it deserves its praise. To all who get it I hope you have a blast!

edubb85
edubb85

I just bought a ps3 on Black Friday mainly for MGS4 it better not be coming out for xbox 360! Really bums me out i wont get to play Metal Gear Online though, who ever heard of such a popular successful game shutting down their servers so quickly?

kadash29
kadash29

Playstation 3 is cheap as fuck now. If you want to play MGS 4, along with a host of amazing exclusives..Uncharted, God of War.. etc.. Then just shell out about $200 tightwads..

Link3301
Link3301

Well that sucks. MGS 4 remains that only Metal Gear game I cannot play.

Pokemon18986
Pokemon18986

That sucks. Konami just lost a lot of potential buyers. Being a strong Xbox fanboy, I gotta say the Metal Gear is a great series

Hiroo4
Hiroo4

Too bad. I'd buy it.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Too bad a 360 version would be nice.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

We all know this won't come to 360 in terms of the game space, and by now many already played it on PS3.

 

And for curios sake, just having to scroll through the comments, can anyone tell me what's going on with zo70? Is that person acting like a strong 360 fanboy? 

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

That's really disappointing how it's not on the Xbox 360.  I'm sure if they start producing MGS on the Xbox they would do well.

alenth
alenth

The console is really capable of running mgs4, I think the issue is space more than anything else, anyways a lot of 360 owners are busy with COD and Halo,  on the other side the majority of the MGS fanbase plays on sony consoles.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

ok here is my question if all the metal gear solid games have been multi-platformed to other systems why is the conclusion to the series the only game that has yet to be put on other systems?

maybe its just my way of thinking but to me that doesn't make any sense

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

pity to the lemmings ...... of course you cannot defeat screaming mantis with 360 controler

Kazmo-Khan
Kazmo-Khan

The only game i have for my PS3 is MGS4. To this day I still say it was worth the purchase of an entire system, for sure somewhere in the top 5 of games i have played.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Fanboy, troll, hater, etc. Why do some of you feel the need to slap others with such a negative label? Can't you all just take pride in the fact that we share a common interest? 

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

I think the biggest reason MGS4 won't be on 360 is that people will get pissed about having a single player focused games with around 10 hours of gameplay ship on like 8 discs. I think at this point most 360 owners who care about MGS4 have bought a PS3 anyway (I could be wrong, and don't start a fanboy war over this- I'd say the same thing about 360 and Halo) 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Well this news was inevitable. You'd need at least 3 discs just to hold all of Otacon's tears. :P

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

LOL @ the fanboys that are "Oh the game sucks anyways", I bet if it were announced for Xbox you hypocrites would be saying the opposite huh?  Fanboys will always be fanboys.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

I'm pretty sure 4.5 years later most people that care about MGS enough have already played the game.

 

I know I got a PS3 just to play MGS4 and promptly sold it to a friend after watching-I mean playing through it.

vader501st
vader501st

I love both systems, but the fact MGS4 on X360 would require a crapton of DVDs would make the "box set" lol worthy.

irfronaldinho
irfronaldinho

XBOX360 doesn needs this game :) Halo4 is more than enough !!!

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

Xbox has enough good exclusives, ps3 can keep this one to make up for the crappy exclusives they currently have.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

And who the fuck cares about MGS 4 not being in xbox 360. Come on get ON with it. is not even that good and the worst MGS game (Story wise) What a bunch of cry babys. I finish the game in 2010 in 3 days and sold it. 

 

MGS 3 and peace walker are the best MGS games in the series.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

You should have gotten a PS3 if you wanted to play this game. They announced it as an exclusive before the 360 was even released.

Gadeos
Gadeos

My solution to that was to get a PS3. Just finished the game a few days ago... almost cried, awesome story. Not a cheap solution but was worth it since I also got uncharted 1-3, resistance, killzone and a few more PS3 exclusives... GREAT GAMES!