Konami “actively looking” at MGS4 on 360

Tuesday, 14th October 2008 20:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Japanese investment research firm MorningStar has published a paper from TGS quoting a Konami rep saying the firm is looking at moving MGS4 to 360.

We did actually tell you about this in July, but there we are.

“We’re actively looking into a release for the Xbox 360,” the spokesperson apparently said.

Obviously, this sort of flies in the face of Hideo Kojima’s constant claims that the game isn’t possible on the Microsoft machine because it doesn’t have Blu-ray.

We’ll put it another way: “Would you like $500 million, Konami and Microsoft?”

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  1. DaMan

    Impossible. this game has to be completely redone for x360.

    who was that spokesperson, Greenberg in disguise?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Completely re-done? Hell, they even split up the game into disc sized chunks ready for the 360. :D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Even if this is true, the fact that they’re only “looking at it” now, would suggest any sort of release would be at least a year away, and that’s being generous.

    Fair play really, the game has done pretty much all it’s going to do for PS3, and by the time it does come out on 360, PS3 will be getting stuff like God of War 3 and Uncharted 2, so I think it’s status as a “system seller” will be greatly reduced, whilst enabling it to reach a wider audience. Although if anyone remembers MGS2 hitting Xbox, the quality of the port will certainly be thrown into question.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    I doubt the original will ever hit the 360, maybe MGS4: Succulent or whatever.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ecu

    They kinda missed the boat though, didn’t they? Nobody will care about it, just as how nobody cares about the PS3 getting year old 360 games.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. DaMan

    MGS4 isn’t just a ‘year old game’..

    anyway, I call bullshit.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. mortiferus

    Anything is possible, besides all the the uncompressed audio/video can be compressed or reworked. In game engine-wise it it definitively doable on 360. But honestly after playing it, ahhh I’m just indifferent to it. It really did not draw me in.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Audio wasn’t uncompressed in MGS4. Was just standard Dolby.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Soong

    Meh. Over-hyped, disappointing game. I fell asleep during the final cutscenes, they went on and on FOREVER and it was sooo BORING.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Tonka

    The game is already split up in disc sized chunks isn’t it? Instead of taking a nap while the PS3 is installing stuff to your HDD you get up and swap discs.

    I bet the 360 version will be faster, prettier and have working on-line gameplay from day one. Bet it will sell more to.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Are the people here who are saying it’d be too little too late buying Bioshock on Friday? :-)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. David

    @Blerk: If you’ve never played bioshock before then get it. But most people have so the extra content just seems pointless.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    You miss my point, I think.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. David

    Didn’t really see a point to your post unless you were referring to a post above you.


    #14 6 years ago
  15. Shatner

    His point was about hypocrisy. And if you, by your own admission, didn’t really see it then Blerk’s claim about you missing his point is correct.

    I love the reaction to stories of PS3 stuff potentially heading to 360. The u-turn in attitude to whether the thing in question was any good is always hilarious.

    Also: Bioshock is average at best.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Tonka

    You are both wrong.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. David

    @Shatner: We know you don’t like bioshock but I don’t think many people have said MGS4 was crap…….

    Just the same with regards to LBP I don’t know any 360 owner I actively talk to that has said its crap. Most are interested in getting PS3′s for it.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. ecu

    Are the people here who are saying it’d be too little too late buying Bioshock on Friday?

    No, I played it a year ago on the 360.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. morriss

    Shatner is average at best. ;)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Shatner

    I liked Bioshock enough to complete it. But it was all smoke and mirrors. The actual gameplay was paper thin, themeatically it was broken, the setting was underused but most people were distracted by the art-deco smoke and mirrors and enjoyed the game. Good for them. Second coming of narrative gaming? No.

    Many people have said MGS4 was crap. In my experience they’ve generally been detractors the the series anyway. Which is fair enough. Franchise installments don’t often go out of their way to radically change things in order to scoop up new fans. (Although, to be fair, MGS3′s cold-war gadgets were interesting and cool and the FF series usually makes one or two significant core mechanic changes each iteration).

    Franchise installments are pretty much: If you like this sort of thing then this is the sort of thing you will like.

    I love whole absurd/serious yin/yang-ness of MGS so I’m happy with MGS4.

    I wonder if they’d have legal/licensing issues with running the flashback at the start of Act 4 on a non-Sony platform though. Heh.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Shatner

    And after I call you ‘special’ morriss?


    #21 6 years ago
  22. morriss

    I wasn’t easily fooled by Bioshock, I loved it for what it was. I love the MGS series too, and heartily agree with those who say it wasn’t that great.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Shatner

    Hmm. I refer you back to your “adequate reasoning” claim of a few days ago.

    Not that you’ll ever be right about MGS, of course. But just as a way of underlining your wrongness in red, so to speak. :P

    #23 6 years ago
  24. morriss

    I thought it was laboured and hackneyed for the most part. It was MGS HD. Pretty much the same as people criticised Halo 3 for: it was fan(boy) service. Nothing revolutionary apart from the camo-system, which was very cool indeed.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Shatner

    That camo system was a dumbed down version of what was in MGS3.

    As for laboured and hackneyed. Those are MGS traditions.

    Still, it’ll be awesome on 360, I’m sure. :P

    #25 6 years ago
  26. morriss

    See? Fan(boy) service. An excuse and reason for every negative. :P

    And of course, the 360 version will be superior in every respect.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Shatner

    Fan(boy) service? I refer you to my observations on franchise installments in videogames as standard.

    DO try to keep up.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. morriss

    I can’t. You move to fast.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. pleasant_cabbage

    I loved MGS4 for some reason and wouldn’t mind a MGS4: Succulent appearing on the 360. Some new features, VR, enhanced online. Full of win.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Tonka

    Am I the only one who suspects that morriss is Shatners sock?

    #30 6 years ago
  31. morriss

    We am Shatner.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Tonka

    It was MGS HD. Pretty much the same as people criticised Halo 3 for

    Except Halo 3 wasn’t HD. Couldn’t resist…

    guilty smily

    #32 6 years ago
  33. morriss



    #33 6 years ago
  34. Shatner

    My sock? Sorry, no. I wouldn’t put my foot anywhere near morriss’ mouth. Besides, his own foot seems to be permanently stuck in there.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. morriss

    It’s like 10,000 spoons.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Shatner

    Only 10,000? You can get 55,356 on a Blu Ray.

    #36 6 years ago

    I played the demo of MGS on my PS1 years ago.

    I haven’t touched any games from the series since.

    Didn’t like it then… can’t see why I’d like it now.

    If this game comes out for the 360 some time towards the end of 2009 or maybe even in 2010, I don’t see why anyone should care.

    If Gears of War (the first one) comes out for the PS3 in 2 years time is anyone going to rush out to buy it?

    I seriously doubt it.

    Give us MGS5 Konami and I might consider buying it.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    Tonka: Amusingly, neither was MGS4 (HD that is)

    #38 6 years ago

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