Eurogamer: Kojima wishes people would stop asking about MGS4 on 360

Eurogamer writes: "Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has told Eurogamer that he looks forward to a day when people stop asking him whether MGS4 is coming out on Xbox 360.

"I've been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows, and half the questions are like 'Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?', and in the near future I hope they'll ask me about Metal Gear, about us, about our future projects, and will stop caring about the hardware," Kojima told Eurogamer in an interview published today.

Pressed on MGS4's exclusivity and the possibility of an Xbox 360 port, Kojima reiterated that the PS3 had been chosen because he believed that the series' success had been entwined with PlayStation's, and admitted that 'because MGS4 was optimised for the PS3 it is probably not possible."

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belal3760d ago

mgs4 ps3 exclusive ;)

TheTwelve3760d ago

Henceforth now and forever more, all 360 fans who still talk about it coming to their system have no lives and should play their own games.

Poor Kojima...I can understand what he's talking about. The dude wants people to talk about the GAME...not the hardware! Granted, he wanted to make sure it was on the BEST hardware, but nevertheless it's the game that should be spoken about more than what it's on.

He's an artist and you can see that clearly. Let the man move on from this topic, and 360 fans need to just get a PS3 if they want to play it. Or not, and then just shut up please.


badz1493760d ago

after reading the full interview, which is a good read, he seems very annoyed by the question will MGS4 ever come to 360! I just can feel it! that question is focused on 360 and not MGS4 which he already put a lot of effort in it and what the question wanted is if the game will come to 360! now with this conformation from Kojima san himself, I really hope that nobody else will ask such question or make rumors about it ever again!

btw, thank you Kojima san, MGS4 is awesome!! I'm on my 3rd run already but I love it for the diversity and currently playing unlike my 1st and 2nd run! really LOVE IT!! and for 360 only owners, that nailed it all and if you really want the game buy or borrow a PS3! you won't regret it, it's awesome!! seriously!

MAR-TYR-DOM3760d ago

He also could have said,
"Eurogamer, stop giving bias review score and stop continuing to be a s#%T website!"

morganfell3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

MGS4 is really a gaming achievement like no other and years ahead of it's time. It is such a powerful experience, rich and detailed and moving and quite unlike anything available. I have been through it 4 times already and discover new things every single time.

It amazes me that anyone could include so much in a game. It amazes me but having played Metal Gear titles for 20 years it doesn't surprise me. It is Metal Gear. I can go back through older games and still find things which I did not know or had not seen. Beating MGS3 was a tall order as that game is simply amazing but they did it.

MGS4 really is an opus and to those that have not experienced the grit, the valor, the determination, the heartbreaking moments, and the most thrilling exploits of the man that makes the impossible, possible, then you are missing quite simply the most phenomenal title, the most remarkable gaming experience ever crafted.

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Violater3760d ago

The fanboy drama is making me sick to my stomach and ashamed to be a gamer.
Biggest reason why my comments on the site has declined and many good posters have left as well.

morganfell3760d ago

Here is the part of the interview 360 fans are overlooking:

Asked whether he would develop multiplatform games in future, Kojima said: "If we're talking about the future - not MGS4, but my future titles, if we're referring to that - if the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, it won't be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um, it's a strange word to say, but port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."

I think everyone should read that very carefully. This is the ignored part and it is pretty obvious what he is saying. If your system doesn't have a HDD and doesn't support my needing Bluray size storage then you are SOL.

Tarasque3760d ago

Actually i know it is not 360 fans asking about it. It is actually Ps3 journalist asking for the Sony fans. Which i could care less either way, game wasn't worth a crap any who.

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Snake Raiser3760d ago

You have too feel sorry for the guy, he must feel worthless because all people want to know about is whether his game will go over.

I LOVE my xbox3760d ago

And yet another one of the many reasons I own a PS3 :)

bohemian 233760d ago

I'm sure it's a good game and all but who cares. Xbox has enough games to play.

iamtehpwn3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

If you wanna play Metal Gear Solid 4, get a PS3. If you wanna play Gears of War 2, get a 360, if you wanna play Smash bros. Brawl, Get a Wii. Console Exclusives are good for the industry.

Metal Gear Solid 4 and Versus XIII (and I'll explain that one below), as I've stated many Times will remain PS3 exclusives. They've been programmed and optimized to work specifically for that system. It's Not a simple multiplatform switch.

I know you may say "Versus XIII? But the main XIII game work on 360 so....." Yes. And Versus theoritically could, but I read an interview with Nomura; He has encouraged Programmers that it is fine to code with PS3 exclusivity.

yanikins1113760d ago


He is annoyed because he cant talk about it due to a timed exclusivity deal with sony.

You guys are forgetting that pretty much every mgs game has come to more than one platform. Who's to say further down the track that it wont be profitable for konami to dull the textures and sound a little and port it on to a few dvds. The core experience would still be there and im sure xbox only owners would lap it up.

You guys still seem to be in the dark over these agreements. The developers are not allowed to say if a game will go to another platform. And that means even if the media ask really really nicely. How many times have we seen it this gen already?

Im not saying that it will be ported but dont take this as the absolute and only truth.

Sarick3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

This is the same thing that helped the FFX13 get on 360. All these people sending floods of request to SE to put it on 360, a side from a few deals on the side.

It works both ways. If customers write SE and Sony asking for the same exclusives to go multi-plat before they announce exclusiveness most companies take notice.

On the other hand if no one seems to care with only the 360 user base screaming for things like Kingdom Hearts, Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Xenogears and Dragon Quest. They'll be less likely to put them on the PS3 or at least go multi-platform. The playing field is different this gen Sony and MS are fighting for customers.

It's a sad truth from what I've seen and read. Sony isn't trying as hard to get deals with 3rd party developers as MS. The only way to get attention is say "WE WANT IT it please"

DaTruth3760d ago

I am ashamed of myself for only deciding to buy MGS4 after reading good reviews. I should have known better, this was the best game and destroyed GTA4, a game I had on preorder a year in advance.
Score: GTA4=11/2 playthroughs, MGS4=41/2playthroughs.

Willio3760d ago

"1.15 - These people are petionining
This is the same thing that helped the FFX13 get on 360. All these people sending floods of request to SE to put it on 360, a side from a few deals on the side.

It works both ways. If customers write SE and Sony asking for the same exclusives to go multi-plat before they announce exclusiveness most companies take notice."

- Valve didnt. (Team fortress 2 ps3 patchfix)
- Where is your proof petitioning works? (ff13 on 360)
- Sony exclusives going multi-plat? (Never in a million years)

Sarick3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

"It seems better to employ the principle known as Occam's razor and cut out all the features of the theory that cannot be observed."

No one knows how many people requested or petitioned so, there is no way to determine what is considered significant to sway a developer. The decision is chosen on a case-by-case basis where it's impossible to mediate equally.

badz1493759d ago

"He is annoyed because he cant talk about it due to a timed exclusivity deal with sony"

you have a good point over there but you are forgetting a very important part of MGS4 which has made your argument totally VOID! you do know that MGO is a part of MGS4, right? MGO is if I'm not mistaken, the only game that runs off PSN! can you see my point now? for me, this is the only reason/condition for Konami to stay exclusive to PS3 because M$ policy with games on 360 is unforgiving towards anything off-XBL! this is not the case for PSN and right now, Konami has the total control of MGS4 and MGO and all their contents! you need to play on Konami's own server, need Konami ID and need to pay for extra characters! plus, they can have any DLC without the fuss of going through PSN as everything is done on Konami's own site! see? these things possibly has something to do with maximizing their profit!

although sometimes they messed up with the gamers with server problems and login problems but I think it's still more profitable for them compared to putting it on PSN and needed to pay royalty or something for PSN service(I don't know about this, but it can't be free for the publishers part, right? PSN needs money to maintain running) plus having the total control for their own game! these things are simply impossible on 360 because of the XBL restriction! so, MGS4 is no ordinary game! it's an exclusive with a special treat from Sony for Konami! remember that Sony doesn't pay for exclusivity but this kind of deal is something else!

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Harry1903760d ago

Hideo Kojima: [Sighs] Well, it's a real difficult question to answer right now... it's difficult to recreate the same MGS4 on the current 360 because of the size of the media and things like that. Also, technology-wise, the 360 is very different to the PS3, and because MGS4 was optimised for the PS3 it is probably not possible. But, you know, what kind of disturbs me sometimes, because a lot of people ask me about this PS3/360 question, is that it's not about the hardware - I want people to look at the game itself. Sometimes I even feel like it should be on a PC so that people don't ask me about hardware and platforms.

Fishy Fingers3760d ago

Attention grabbing as this small segment is, the complete interview is a more interesting read. How many times must "its exclusive" be said... Anyway full interview

ape0073760d ago

ps 3 is the only place for mgs 4