Metal Gear Solid 4 “Too Enormous” For Xbox 3600 By Jason Matthew
Hideo Kojima reveals that Metal Gear Solid 4 is just not possible on Xbox 360 – it would require over seven DVD disks, according to the director.
Metal Gear fans are already excited about Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, which will be released in June for PlayStation 3. The collection aims to be the definite anthology of every modern-day MGS game to date.
Seeing as MGS games have began shipping on the Xbox 360 as of late, such as the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, one would think it would make fiscal sense for Konami to make this collection available for Microsoft fans. Apparently they were thinking about it, but it appears that it just can’t be done. The reason? Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The game would require over seven DVD disks for an Xbox 360 version, and game director Hideo Kojima refuses to ship the Legacy Collection without it, understandably.
MGS4 took up just about every inch of its dual-layer Blu Ray disk when it shipped in 2008, and transferring all that (nearly 50 GB) data would require a ton of effort and ramp up the production costs for the Xbox 360 version. However, Hideo Kojima and Konami have hinted that the collection may be feasible when the next Xbox arrives later this year, since that will reportedly feature a Blu Ray drive.
Those lucky bastards who do snag a copy of Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will receive the following games in its grand package:
- Metal Gear
- Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker