The Metal Gear series turns 35 today, and Konami is marking the moment by confirming it will be resuming the "sales of titles that have been temporarily suspended". Not the most exciting birthday present in the world, is it? The post made on Twitter is most likely referring to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition, which were removed from the PS Store back in November. They both now look set to return.
This opens up the classics to be purchased once again on the PS3 and PS Vita as well as the possibility of becoming streamable titles through PS Plus Premium. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection was part of PS Now before its removal, which was done so Konami could renew "the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game".
The Metal Gear Solid series is famed for using real-life footage of wartime events and political clips as it merges its own timeline with the real world. Konami asked for "patience and understanding" as it worked to resolve the licenses for these videos, and now it appears the matter has been resolved. A quick scan of the PS Store reveals they're not live yet, but Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater look set for a return in the near future.
I’d rather they released the PS2 versions. I’d like to play through them again, but I’d rather not have to stream them.
Id like the opportunity to be able to buy them outright on ps5.
The HD collection of both was available on the VITA (best handheld ever), so with any luck as we now have PSP games on PS5 as part of Premium PS+ and the noises about hiring emulation specialists at SONY, we may well at least get the VITA versions to play on the PS5 in the near future.
Would rather have chance to buy a cash-grab...Sorry Remastered version though.
@Bentleyma Yes! Sadly the original versions used the DualShock 2’s button sensitivity and the DualShock 4/DualSense controllers don’t have that, so I think that’s why they haven’t released the originals. I think they’re done with the Contra collections and maybe the Castlevania collections, so hopefully we get Metal Gear and Silent Hill next. Can’t wait to play these again! I have the HD collection on Vita which is a pretty good version IMO, but I’d rather play them on a big screen with a controller again.
Well that's good news. It's still a shame we gotta stream them though. @Bentleyma makes a good suggestion about just releasing the PS2 versions. That's probably the next best scenario besides just porting them to PS4/PS5.
Would like to play MGS 3 some day in a polished version.
@Shstrick did you ever play MGS3 on the 3ds? Obvioustly didnt look as crisp as the vita but one think for me that instantly made it better and was excluded from every other version was being able to walk whilst crouching. Made such a difference.
MGS 3 just isn’t the same without the ape escape missions and that nightmare game thingy
I’d just like to play the first one from PS1. 🥲
This doesn't mean though it'll go back to PS Plus Premium.
I bought them a long time ago. Actually, I have Peace Walker installed on my PS3 and waiting its turn once I'm done with Cyberpunk 2077.
@Boucho11 i would also like to play a modernised version of the 1st game. Even a port of Twin snakes from the cube.
Saw the picture, thought we were in remake territory. The disappointment I feel is indescribable.
Wack. I don't want to stream ps3 games. Let us buy them for ps4/ps5.
I hope they return but more importantly I hope they are released natively for PS5. MGS3 is one of my favourite games of all time and imo in the greatest of all time tier.
I wouldn't be surprised if it only comes back to the Xbox store and not PS3/Vita.
Seems sad despite advertising supposedly having a library of psp/ps1/ps2 classics available for PS Deluxe/Premium, they seemed determined to not use the ps2 emulation. Given ps now still has limited territories & ps2 emulation would allow local download over streaming,it's disappointing how few classics they've added to date vs streaming (unavailable to ps deluxe territories).😑
@Amusei even if u can buy them they wouldn't be playable unless you stream them , ps3 games aren't playable on the ps5 with out streaming.
@Robocod its been one month lol.
why would anyone play these streamed, emulate them for an experience 100x better
@OthmaneAD With a wired connection streaming games is as good as native.
@twitchtvpat I know, that's kinda what I was trying to say . Maybe I should have explained better. I don't want to stream them, just let us download them somehow.
at this point i want a mgs collection for switch and thats it .. honestly even metal gear revengence would run pretty great on it ...
Release a "Complete Edition" that has every MGS game ever released remastered for modern consoles and Konami would make silly amounts of money.
Just let them be playable on PS5.. All that im asking for.
Give us ps4/5 versions please. MGS3 was my first plat and it was a fun one at that. Wouldn't mind the chance to get it again.
Hopefully, this does mean we'll get MGS1 added into the Classics collection soon. Seeing them return to PS+ would be nice, a dream if they weren't the PS3 streamable versions.
@Netret0120 It's still strange how we have Snake in Smash but his games are not officially available on Nintendo Switch.
Hopefully, they would work with Kojima Productions again on a Metal Gear 35th Anniversary Collection which will have all Kojima-directed Metal Gear games.
It would be two discs on Xbox and PS4, with Disc 1 having the MSX games and MGS1-4, while Disc 2 has Peace Walker and MGSV.
The Nintendo Switch version would have one 64GB cartridge containing everything before MGSV, filling up about 48GB of a 64GB card, while MGSV would be downloadable, with a standalone MGSV: The Definitive Experience release for people who want a physical copy and to go along with the Steam/PS4/Xbone release.
The 35th Anniversary Collection should also be released on both Steam and GOG, with each game being purchasable standalone and as a collection.
@twitchtvpat not only that, we haven't even reached the first update of the upper tiers yet.
I give my life
Not for honour, but for you.
I would gladly pay $100+ for this. Thats close 5-10 games with updated graphics / 4K/60FPS etc.
Idk why they haven't jumped on it. If I was in charge at Konami, this is a low risk, insanely high reward endeavour
I want Metal Gear Survive…
…to be injected with Foxdie.
I’m with all you folks. Metal Gear Solid is a series I cherish more than a lot of other things in life. All of them are just so good. Hell, I’d even love to play the Ac!d series on Switch. Hell, I’d even love to get the Metal Gear Rising series! Never played those!
Just give me a downloadable version at least. I really hate that it's stream version only. Times like these, I'm really glad I still have a Vita and PS3. But it would be nice to see these being played in modern consoles natively
@Shstrick HD versions used pressure too
Others are already touching on this, but does anyone have a suggestion of where I can start off with MGS 1? Would love to play 2 and 3 eventually, but def don’t wanna start with those. I only have a PS5 but it would be great if they at least added the PS1 version alongside their other retro titles…
This would be great news if true! Fingers crossed this is what they're hinting at.
If it comes to the Vita store, it'll be an insta-buy for me...even with my modded Vita
Hate to see the franchise just abandoned wish they would sell it to a company that wants to remaster/remake.
@Netret0120 Same here. It would also be great if the Digital Graphic Novel movies of MGS1 and MGS2 are included. They could even add a trailer for the live action MGS movie with Oscar Isaac.
Tap here to load 39 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...