Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Metal Gear Solid 5 To Release Exclusively On PS4

Metal Gear Solid 5 To Release Exclusively On PS4

When last did you see a Metal Gear Solid game release on any other system before it released on PlayStation? Never. In fact the last major game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots was released exclusively on PS3 just after the console launched, and many predicted it would see a release on Xbox 360 because Konami wouldn’t let that “multiplatform money’ slip. That never happened.

Here’s what I believe. For some reason, Kojima loves PlayStation, and maybe it has to do with Sony being a JP company and all, but it could also mean he simply doesn’t like Microsoft. Some years ago, when asked if MGS would ever come to the Xbox, Kojima said: “Not if I have anything to say about it.” It could also mean he knows where the Metal Gear Solid fanbase really is.

The MGS franchise has thrived on PlayStation platforms, making Konami over $1 billion. Metal Gear Solid 4 sold nearly 6 million units in lifetime sales, and believe it or not, the game still stands as one of this generation’s best even after being on the market for 5 years. Not only that, but it was a system-seller for Sony, with over 200,000 PS3s being sold in a matter of weeks as a result of the MGS4/PS3 bundle.

Will Sony press Konami and Kojima Productions to make Metal Gear Solid 5 a PS4 exclusive? Of course they will. I believe they already have. They’d be fools not to do so; even if it included the exchange of some cash. PS4 needs Metal Gear Solid 5.

Meanwhile, Metal Gear Rising is being released sometime next year, we hear, and will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3. Maybe that’s the Metal Gear game Kojima doesn’t mind being multiplatform, a spinoff, not the original thing. It’s no wonder development was passed to Platinum Games and the word ‘Solid’ was taken out of the title. Maybe, just maybe, Kojima’s knee-deep into Metal Gear Solid 5 development, and if he is, expect it to be a PS4 exclusive.

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  • nick

    im not so sure it will be.
    MGS4 was a exclusive because there was a much smaller fan base back then, now, however they would be turning away allot of briefcases!
    im not so sure if i want 5 though anyway, he keeps saying i wanted to kill off snake in this game, than that game, than that game, and now hes saying the same thing that MGS5 will be snakes last game.
    just get the picture that MGS5 will be MGS4 with a new story.
    he needs to branch off and give us something different!
    obviously not revengerance different, keep the series roots but give us a new character, new environments, new story, the same classic MGS gameplay and the same lengthy cut scenes i for one actually really enjoyed them!
    helps really detail the story and the characters.
    just in a different setting and a totally different plot.
    weve spent enough time saturated around big boss and the nanobites.
    what i really cant understand though is if snake really is in this, and this is a sequel IE takes place after MGS4 how is that possible?
    snake is a ancient old man at the end of MGS4!
    id be kinda stupid seeing a 90 year old man combat roll hiding underneath a cardboard box!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah, I’d really like a new character…But I guess Konami’s afraid that if Snake’s not involved, folks won’t buy it.

  • Tryael Archangel

    In hindsight, this article was sooooo wrong.