MGS: Legacy Collection not coming to Xbox 360 due to size issues

Hideo Kojima explains compilation pack only possible on PS3 because console uses Blu-ray and MGS4 has never released on Xbox 360.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, a comprehensive compilation pack for PlayStation 3, will not come to Xbox 360 due to size issues.

Hideo Kojima explained during his online radio show (translated by Kotaku), that the bundle is only possible on PS3 because the console uses Blu-ray while the Xbox 360 uses DVD.

"I'm sorry to say an Xbox 360 version isn't being released, because an Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4 hasn't gone on sale," Kojima said. "To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous."

If Metal Gear Solid 4 were to release on Xbox 360, it would span up to seven discs, it was suggested. Still, Kojima said he would like to one day see the Collection on an Xbox platform, either this generation or next.

"I want to put it [The Legacy Collection] out [on Xbox 360]," Kojima continued. "But we won't be releasing it. When it's the next [Xbox] console, maybe we can release it [The Legacy Collection or Metal Gear Solid 4]."

Microsoft's next Xbox is rumored to feature a Blu-ray optical drive. The console is expected to be officially announced during an intimate briefing May 21 at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

The MGS2 in the HD collection i have is cut. Let us hope the legacy edition has MGS2 uncut with the full blood stain on body effects.

goku2000
goku2000

Sounds like a pretty weak excuse to me.  Too many discs?  I might understand if there was a lot of backtracking involved (like the Twin Snakes release for the Gamecube) but there is virtually no backtracking in MGS4, if I remember acurrately.  And the lack of a previous Xbox 360 release didn't stop them from putting out the HD collection last year.

snaketus
snaketus

Kojima really needs the new IP. Let the Metal Gear end finally.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Why dont u put this game on XBL???  No Disc issue problem solve :D

CecilChups
CecilChups

I'm pretty sure most people that have a PS3 have these games already. Kojima can't do anything but re release games over and over again, and the only thing he can do is Metal Gear.

That milk is about dried out, give it a rest.

boarwar
boarwar

please, please, please tell me that GTAV will be on 7 Xbox discs too........
they better not reduce reduce to fit onto one tiny xbox disc (again.....)

angeloti83
angeloti83

Ok i get ur point cuz i didn´t care much to get a ps3 either, till i had a chance to play some of the exclusive games and then i got hooked up. I´m pretty sure you won´t be dissaponited once u get one, nevertheless xbox 360 is a pretty good platform but should have more first party support, not just shooters.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Forget the 360 just release it on Wii U, it makes much more sense!

knife_expert96
knife_expert96

Well i havn't played any mgs game besides mgs4, usually just watched my brother play it -.- i did play online on it alot and i loved it, only played a lil bit of single player.(a few hours) i really liked mgs4. i would love to play the previous games of this series even if they are outdaed :D

pmamba45
pmamba45

In ways , it's a relief as it would be a chore having to watch/skip excessive cut scenes to acquire the bandanna etc, which I got bored after my 3rd play-through on PS3. A trade would be more of a relief from disc swapping in my sleep.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

First off..lemmie just state that i am a PS3 owner, and i know that with the nature of this hobby, PS3 fanboys are claiming a victory. I don't get electronics fandom at all. All the companies out there are soulless money whores trying to rip us off. Here is my honest opinion....

This is definitely a good exclusive but its almost a wash btw the systems and it boils down to the following: 

Get the PS3 if playstation 1-2 classics are important to you, or your a HARDCORE fan of one of the franchises exclusive to sony e.g. Metal Gear. 

Get the Xbox if online gaming is your big thing and willing to get a subscription. Price is way more favorable overall. I have seen some great deals out there, especially if your willing to purchase it online. 

KEEP IN MIND, that both companies have completely BOTCHED it this cycle. You kinda will learn to hate their online policies, their DRM policies, forced system updates, and although its been addressed their products don't seem to have the same lifespan. I don't necessarily attribute this to shoddy workmanship or such (the exception being the whole RROD deal with the 360) but rather that the systems are needlessly complicated. Expect some PC-ish problems cropping up with both systems. Its not a common problem, but it does exist. 

If you were in the market for a Wii U, just get a gameboy and play pokemon gold and the zelda game (i don't remember the title) . You'll save some good cash and have more fun.

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

As an x-box owner, even I know that the PS3 is a more powerful system. Some of the reasons I brought a X-box was because almost all of my friends brought it and I didn't have the money for a PS3 at the time(and I needed a system right away because GTAIV was coming out). Anyway it would be to much of a pain for them to make it for the X-box. Although, he should have no excuse for the next-gen consoles

Keivz_basic
Keivz_basic

I never heard of that limit. Even if it's true, it's arbitrary. I'm betting they'd be willing to make an exception.

Vodoo
Vodoo

Keep your crappy, wanna be Splinter Cell game away from my 360. Sam Fisher would be angry.

zync-
zync-

I want this on PC.

zzamaro
zzamaro

@Dieofnv lol at the goal and it's not even half the goal: 34/100.

Anyway, MGS doesn't deserve to be on this ***. I would never sign the petition.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@snaketus metal gear is soo awesome I never want it to end. Not until there is a remake of Metal gear 1 and 2, the series needs to go on.

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

@snaketus Metal Gear won't end until Konami say it's over, and Kojima's been trying to retire, but doesn't trust anyone else to make a Metal Gear game, (Rising feels like a bad attempt at giving someone else a go without compromising the core franchise). Basically no new IP for Kojima until his staff stop creaming over cyborg ninjas and show they can make a game that doesn't sodomise MG's good name. Opinions, lol

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@MatrixGamer78 Nearly 30 GB of data?!
Many ppl still have the 20GB HDD,many ppl have the arcade Xbox with 4 GB,many ppl have monthly GB caps and i personally dont want to let my X360 on 24 hours long.
Or everytime you play an online game,it stops downloading.
I hope Kojima has plans to bring this game also to next gen consoles.

RigamortisADHD
RigamortisADHD

@CecilChups You're an idiot. You probably own every Call of Duty. Every game he releases is 10 times better than the 1 released before. 

Gojilord
Gojilord

@CecilChups It's not dried out until there are games like MGS games all over the place.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

They do not need to reduce anything coz all cutscenes will be probably made with in-game graphics.

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

@Barrakas21 just because we want to play it on the 360 does not mean we are fanboys. 

I made a choice to stick with the XBOX and with the exception of God of war and  MSG 4(dont care for uncharted) i think i made a really god choice.

and remember we got More than just COD and Splinter cell 




tmorri603
tmorri603

How would they do that? You run into the same problem that the 360 has. It won't fit on the disk. The Wii U disk drive is a little larger than a DVD's the 360 uses but it is still not near a Blu-ray disk.  Also, why would port the game to a system that not sell well? It would be a waste of money.

nanorazor
nanorazor

@Vodoo Yeah, a series "Metal Gear" started in 1987 wanna be a series"splinter cell" started in 2002. (Obvious Sarcasm) 

Thuban_23
Thuban_23

@The_Third_Place @snaketus  

Deservedly so, it was a d*** move releasing a screwed up version(no camera control), then fixing the screw up(Subsistence),  and making everyone pay full price for it.

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

@sladakrobot @MatrixGamer78 do you really think ppl with the arcade will buy  MSG -___-

arcade owners are kids or casual players.

a real gamer has a HDD of at least 120GB and yes i dont mind having  50GB for MGS i have 2 320GB HDD so i say thats a pretty god idea have the other games in disk and MSG 4 in a downloadable form. 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@GameBeaten Yes,it is(i shot the pic myself).People havent complained back then about the amount discs as long a game was good.


kish1975
kish1975

@tmorri603 the sony  bombed in its first year also,i laugh at people when they keep saying floped or bombed,give it a few years to see.the vita i love it but it is dead in the water right now a new game every few months and im not talking about all the ipad games and independant junk that has drowned the vita so far.

voltronxd
voltronxd

@tmorri603 what are you talking about.. THe Wiiu used a proprietary Bluray Disk, not DVD. And as of right now.. Games still use the single layered 25GB version compare to 360's DVD single layered 4.2 standard DVD size. That's not "little larger than a DVD's..", That's substantially larger. Are you being a troll or what? THe only part of your water that actually holds some truth to it is the sale of the WiiU which isn't doing too hot right now for the obvious reason...But then again these are just collections of port.

voltronxd
voltronxd

@sladakrobot @voltronxd 

You said it's not....what?

And I am calm why would you think otherwise.. Don't read a wrong emotion into my comments.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@voltronxd "360's DVD single layered 4.2 standard DVD size" you said.

I said its not...calm down.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@voltronxd Nah,i was just talking only about the current size of X360 game dvd's.
As i dont have a WiiU,nor i checked what space a WiiU bluray has,i would fail in making any comment about that :O)

voltronxd
voltronxd

@sladakrobot @voltronxd 

Are we still talking about fitting the whole MGS into a bluray size disc or are you talking about a video ram? 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@voltronxd Wouldnt you be happy as programmer to have 1 GB more space? :)
Yes,its a good thing for X360.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@voltronxd I may be wrong but didnt MS made an update so X360 can handle 1 more GB on the game dvd?

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@xolivierx The first Splinter Cell was excellent.I bought it back then for my Xbox.But like in many series,i had the feeling that there is not much to add to the original formula so i skipped all followers.