MGS4 to be PS3-exclusive

Hideo Kojima says he has no plans to bring any Metal Gear Solid game to a non-Sony next-gen platform, but he has high praise for the Xbox 360.

Speaking to Famitsu, Hideo Kojima, the famed game designer, revealed he has no plans to bring the Metal Gear Solid series to any next-generation platform other than Sony's PlayStation 3.

"Metal Gear Solid 4 is only scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 at the current time," he told the Japanese game magazine. "Of course we could port it to other consoles, but doing so would require additional staff and research and development costs. If I were to make games for the Xbox 360 or the [Nintendo] Revolution, I'd rather create original titles that match each console's audience, instead of the Metal Gear Solid series."

When asked about his impressions on the next generation of consoles, Kojima began by saying the PlayStation 3 is setting the technical bar very high. Citing the PS3 trailers shown during Sony's pre-E3 conference, Kojima said only a limited number of developers will be able to make games that actually play in real time with a similar quality of graphics.

On the other hand, Kojima said the Xbox 360 is much more accessible from a development perspective, and he thinks many companies will support the console. He said he couldn't comment on Nintendo's Revolution, since most of its hardware specs are still a mystery, but he's looking forward to whatever surprises it may hold.

"As a developer, I see the three consoles as different kinds of meals," said Kojima. "The PlayStation 3 is a sumptuous feast for special occasions; the Xbox 360 is a fine Sunday dinner; and the Revolution is a rich, home-cooked supper."

Kojima continued telling Famitsu about what the future of gaming holds. "The age when people are intimidated by the transition from 2D to 3D or being able to play [games] online has ended," he said. "This is when our skills [as developers] will begin to get tested. Up until now, game making was like creating sets for movies. We prioritized on [rendering] the visible areas, and the rest was left blank. But no matter how realistic it may be, a set is still a set. So instead of a stage set, I want to make a real world. I'm planning on advancing from realism to naturalism."

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27 comments
jgdecimus
jgdecimus

I know its an old topic, but with the recent announcements relating to this, maybe it will be seen on the 360. I was hoping not honestly but if it makes for a better future in MGS then why not? I really just want to be able to OWN them 360 users in metal gear online using my PS3

Geris_F
Geris_F

For me Hideo Kojima will reconsider the mgs series for xbox 360 because mgs is a great game and if he is a great producer of this game,he maybe will give a chance to everyone in the world ho have a xbox 360 to play this game not only for ps3.... FOR ME IS LITTLE NARCISSISM THIS THING. ANYWHERE CONGRATULATION FOR MGS 4

cheerios3d
cheerios3d

All hail the ps3 the home for MGS

SylentzR
SylentzR

It would be more profitable for him to port it to all systems (like GTA IV, COD4 etc) however I agree with saying faithful to one... propstoyou. Since ive been a MGS fan since the beginning I gotta buy a PS3 now gg. God of War anyone?

Donnyp
Donnyp

Where i live the Price of the 360 and PS3 40 gig are the same roughly. And only 40 gigs are in circulation here. I know YOU CANT PLAY PS2 GAMES DUR!. i own a ps2. And i can play dvds on it so im happy. I can see when they bring out MGS 4 Subsonic or whatever it will be called they might do so for the 360. but till then imma own mine for the PS3. MUHAHAHAHA!

smileynum1
smileynum1

Konami, and kojima will not bring MGS4 to the 360, as annoying as this is I do believe the PS3 is a much stronger console-in a few years it shall have its problems-yes.. and the 360's problems are currently well under way of being fixed, but Kojima knows he has a sound investment here. He will release a version of MGS for the 360-but the same game? No way in hell... which in honestty sucks as for most people the PS3 is far too overpriced for what it is :\ and the 360 is the cheaper/better alternative.

M76SharpShooter
M76SharpShooter

Yeah baby good man Kojima cant wait glad PS3 owners only get plus its true what you said billyjunxix 360 couldn't handle it no way graphics look crazy.Nothing comes close to MGS

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

MGS4 will always stay with SONY..thats were it belong. And anyway the x360 definitely couldnt handle the power of MGS4 because MGS4 is so advnance thta wouyld probably break the x360 or make the x360 overheat and probably end-up having the RED RING OF DEATH

joeheadjoe
joeheadjoe

No MGS4 on 360 so happy :) PS3 ExClusive!

SIKID406
SIKID406

damit i wish mgs4 would come out on the 360 that would be like a dream come true cause thats the only game that interests me on the ps3!!! plz mr Hideo Kojima make this happen :) lol

joeorc
joeorc

speaking of sony reps this one had this to say: "They are both video-game consoles," Levitan admitted, "and I'd be a fool to say that people aren't going to look at them both and say, 'One is outselling the other x to 1,' but that being said, we really took a chance with the PS3, we made a serious investment in what the hardware does, and we're asking consumers to make an investment in a long life cycle, too." Levitan cited a number of upcoming titles that are exclusive to the PS3–Sony's own Lair and Heavenly Sword, and highly anticipated games such as Metal Gear Solid 4 and Uncharted–as causes for optimism. http://www.straight.com/article-96216/sony-playstation-is-in-it-for-the-long-haul

adamsilverwood
adamsilverwood

I read that kojima himself has nothing against the xbox the game will definetly work no problems on the xbox. He wanted to release snake eater on xbox but it did'nt happen because the ran out of time producing and releasing 4 metal gear games since it was released. So xbox360 owners don't worry it maybe be true and probably is. I don't think that kojima could not go into the market as the ps3 is'nt that big over here in England and is'nt japan!!!

koneko1991
koneko1991

dont give the mgs 4 to x360 crap!!!!

mysticcarnege
mysticcarnege

secret saiyan 007 i agree with u 100% and i also agree with your "EA Sucks" avatar lol

JEEBUS_BOGONDO
JEEBUS_BOGONDO

so many sad lonely ignorant undersexed fanboy retards. my head will explode if i read anymore CRAP.

secretsaiyan007
secretsaiyan007

why are u all angry at kojima.No other developer has given more to the industry.I guess the 1s that insult him are 360 fanboys.Dudes,just because u dont get to play the best game thts ever gonna hit the planet dosent mean u insult the guy.

SamuraiWarrior4
SamuraiWarrior4

and this news is old! How could they have been ignorant! BTW, I'm the first poster! YAY!