It seems that one of ps3 most acclaimed title which had a previous release date set for fall this year has been delayed in an email sent from Gamestop.
Old Release Date - 9/1/2007
New Release Date - 3/1/2008
i never thought this game was going to release in 2007, why is every one acting suprised? second, gamestop/ebgames release dates mean nothing. if this is true then why wasnt a new golden axe released march 26th? or heavenly sword. these games have never had a release date, they are just guessing, it can still come out christmas or january. 09/10/07 was never a release date, ask konami. a F@#kin flame war over gamestops release date, how sad.
with decreased competition for Microsoft, the quality of games churned out for the 360 would suffer, tsk tsk
Just another reason to hold back on buying a PS3.
All the big games like Lair, Heavenly Sword, MGS4 etc are all out late 2007, early 2008!
So it gives me enough time to spend cash on games on my X360 like Bioshock, Mass Effect, Halo 3 etc and then as soon as on the PS3 biggies arrives, spend the cash then!
yep that sounds like a plan to me =D
not being a fanboy or being biased, but there isnt enough on the PS3 this year (not including multi platform games like GTA) to make me want to buy one, but as soon as the good games come out like this one, and hopefully by then there would have been a price cut, i will DEFF be looking into buying one, especially with the option of having the BluRay player and my finally having my HDREADY (with HDMI) tv =D
thought this game was going to get released this fall, Microsoft line this fall is looking to a be a real killer, no mgs this year is not a good thing.
Now the good part, RUMBLE is Definitely going to come with the game.
Maybe they'll actually put it on the quadcore BD-ROM they were talking about.
How the heck does someone get that many bubbles with so little knowledge. CPU's have cores. Disks has layers. You must be thinking quad layer BD - but I am not sure the PS3 will read those.
Quadcore BD - rotflol
yeh i think you must be talking about layers lol as tk said, CPU has cores lol
It'll be great if MGS4 comes with the rumble feature, but the main problem is how many people are going to buy a new controller that'll probably cost £25-£30 / $50-$55 for a new controller that's only difference to the original controller is the rumble feature?
A great reason why I, along with many other people have held back on buying a PS3 is to wait for the must have 2nd Gen games (MGS4, Lair, H Sword), to wait for the rumber controller to hopefully be packed with the console along with the bigger hard drive, and hopefully with the very slow sales at the moment, hopefully a price cut.
Although the price cut may not happen seeing the amount of cash Sony is loosing on each console!
nooo..no facking way ? wtf Hideo ?
I was really looking forward to this game for a fall released. :(
i think they pushed it back becuz maybe they want to add rumble to it... for little for fun
I dont suppose it has anything to do with either low sales number or the difficulty in programming on PS3? And btw adding rumble support does not require delays of 6 months.
-WTF, Well I knew it wouldn't be done in Sept/Fall but I was hoping for Christmas, dammit I'm waiting for this game for my PS3, there's no way it takes that long just to code in for rumble,...I'm sorry but this pisses me off, but hey I understand, if its not ready then its not ready and I know in the end Kojima will deliver a [email protected]
i know this is off topic but how long have you had 10 bubbles for? i gave you good feedback the over day but i swear you only had 8 or something... ohwell keep up the good work.
With all the competition this year it can force developers to delay games.
I rmemebr back in 2004 alot of games were delayed (splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was one of them)alot of journalists called it the Halo effect.
Regardless if Halo 2 was the main reason behind alot of the delays, in the end it worked out for those developers becuase they ahd more time to work on their games.
MGS4 will probably end up better because of it. All of those exciting games that we are all talking about are slated for a holiday 07 launch. It will probably be a great game, and will shine that much more by itself when it is not surrounded by dozens of the other holiday games.
Im curious about the game.... is it Splintercell with a pinch more of "badass" thrown in or what?
lol there was never a release date, gamestop estimation doesn't make it a n official release date. HA!
If you remember correctly, one of the trailers shown in regards to the game had fall 2007 at the end of the video so it was suppposed to had come this year. I dont remmeber seeing anything about it getting delayed at all.
Weren't they hoping to counter Halo 3 launch with MGS4? ANyway bad news for ps3 owners, so whats the current line up looking like for this year?
which is good. I would rather a developer release a polished game then push out something less then it should have been simply to meet some arbitrary date.
EB Games had the release date as 9/1/2007 where IGN has it as November 2007 for U.S. and September 2007 for Europe.
I think the best thing to keep in mind is this part of the email.
NOTE: The product release date is the best estimate as to when the product will become available.
I will wait till the offical release date is issued by Konami. Until then its all specualation.
was there even a offical release date??everyone know that its goin to be released early 2008..uncharted, ratchet and clank, HEavenly sword,lair warhawk will be release this year
thats just what i think ....and yea rumble could be another reason but either way this game will be killer, Sony drop the price (so i can buy one)
So now the 360 version will be out before the PS3 get it?
Damn... And already almost no games available on the Delaystation...
@ dodgefate (below)
The funny thing is dude: I am doing both at the same time. My friends from N4G can see that now. Currently playing Gears of War online and we're winning. Laptop besides me and I am doing pretty fine
And soonish you'll see even more fun stuff happening...
Won some good rounds on Gears and in the mean time I thought about it. Really guys, only reason they're delaying is because the PS3 installed base isn't large enough. Especially not the Japanese one, the one that is normally into MGS like USA is into Halo.
I really think guys the delay is because they're producing a 360 version at the moment and will about release it on the same time. PS3 maybe 3 month timed exclusive, but Konami has shareholders. Shareholders want the highest profit. Those don't want to ignore 11 million possible buyers now, 16 million @ Christmas 2007 or about 20 million Spring 2008 compared to about 3 million PS3 users now, and what, maybe 6 million by Christmas 2007.
You'll see pretty soon, MGS4 is coming to 360. I don't want it, not my game, 30 seconds gameplay, 4 minute movie, 1 minute gameplay 8 minute movie. But well it would be nice to see more exclusives coming multiplatform
I'd be very surprised if MGS4 made its way on to the 360 at all. Of course I realize you're just a fanboy and trying to garner some attention =)
"You'll see pretty soon, MGS4 is coming to 360. I don't want it, not my game, 30 seconds gameplay, 4 minute movie, 1 minute gameplay 8 minute movie" Add in changing the current DVD9 between all of those.
Also, the install base will definitely grow when the game comes out anyway. If it were hypothetically to do poorly to sell consoles then maybe you'll end up being right. But I heavily doubt it.
Too bad everything you just said was Bull sh1t and if its true plzz provide a link cause information like that can save me like say 600+ dollars
I am really starting to wonder if you even own a console or just sit on here all day to talk trash about stuff you know nothing about.
I think I am starting to understand what a fanboy is thanx to you:
Someone who doesn't even own anything regarding what they preach an sits on web sites to look for something to b!tch about regarding something they know nothing about.
if there is anyway we can give "the mart" and other fanboys like him negative bubbles? or perhaps pop his remaining one?
Its annoying because THE MART (and fanboys like him) don't have a hand in debate or discussion as much as they just shout obscenities and incoherent arguments.
I like to argue... but to flame on this thread is only to try and "rain" on someone else's parade.
That's not why they're delaying is...if anything it would dramatically increase PS3 sales, they know that. Software is the one thing the PS3 needs right now, just like Xbox 360 wouldn't be much better without Gears of War..they release little "Motorstorm"-like games that sell ok with good graphics, but just wait for PS3 to bring out an exclusive title like Gears of War. This is the same thing the original Xbox and Dreamcast was doing with the PS2...nothing was coming out for the PS2, Xbox and Dreamcast had their games with better graphics, but now look at them...
AWWWWW no handicap metal gear snake action. Meanwhile, 360 players will be in halo 3 beta while ps3 players tiwddle there thiumbs waiting on A ps3 game to actually come out.
360 players waited over a year for Halo 3, why can't we?
It's not a big deal, fanboy.
On that note I'm looking forward to Halo 3, Lair and KZ2 within the next months.
Releasing video games isn't always about when it's done. It's about strategy. Sony could be placing it late just to avoid disrupting sales of heavenly sword, lair, gaiden, naughty dogs project, LBP and others that I'm sure we don't know about.
No confermed release date anyway, need I say more, Konami have not announced it EB Did in an Email. In sort, don't beleave it untill Konami announces it.
Now I don't think game'wank's a good website name, which probs = bad site. YES I know the date's right (as in it's a lagit email and the 08 date adds up, but I'm not 100% sure if we can trust a site that has the word 'wank' in it.
one of the most childish comments i have read all week, you sound very uncivilized and dont know anything. The word swank means =) Very classy, and/or tasteful. Dumbass motherfackers like you should know go around criticizing websites.
Btw, you make a good point, no official date has been release by konami.
Throwing random and misspelled words doesn't make whatever you're trying to say comprehensible to others. Didn't they teach you in your grade 2.
I'm waiting for KILLZONE
Dint you try it on ps2? Its hardly average so why hyping the game so much as killer app that will save teh ps3? The poor devs must be cursing the day they were told to make a false CGI video to show as in-game footage during E3 05.
BTW is the KZ compatible with PS3?
EDIT: WHO U CALLING IDIOT?
Well, this may hurt the ps3 quite a bit, but who really cares. Unless you are a fanboy, you shouldn't care how many consoles were sold. As long as the game does come out and is great, you should be happy. gamers are getting really weird this generation about what console is better. Just buy your favorite one, and play it as much as you want. Whether it sells 10 million copies or 5, you don't get any of the prophet, so why care?
So what I am saying is this. While the delay of this game my hurt the ps3 a little, the game will be more And thats the part about the game being better. So for those of you who care about quality, this should be good news.
As for this game coming to the xbox 360. It is just rumors and I doubt it. it doesn't really concern me, as I am not a huge fan of this franchise.
They would rather be releasing the game on a much larger install base given the time and expense of releasing games on next-gen platforms. Sure, the game being delayed may mean bigger and better things for the gamer but how much will the delay drive development costs up by?
...current install base is an issue. This is one of only a couple of killer franchises the PS3 has left and I dare say its developers will be wanting some record sales figures from it.
I for one found these games so hard to get into (not hard to play). You had some great action and stealth set pieces broken up by some b-grade dialog. It also felt like you were always tapping on the controller more to skip quickly through dialog than you were playing the actual game!
No doubt when this is released it will be huge for the PS3 - however, I would not completely discount it ever being released on the 360... maybe not MGS4 but perhaps MGS5.
I think the problem is more of the game taking longer to complete, especially if they hope for rumble and a really, really big sized game. Also the "psychological effects" will likely demand more dev time.
I think most people expected not to see it until 2008 (I know I did).
"No doubt when this is released it will be huge for the PS3 - however, I would not completely discount it ever being released on the 360... maybe not MGS4 but perhaps MGS5."
Considering MGS4 won't fit on a DVD9, you really think they will make MGS5 smaller? I doubt we will ever see it on Xbox360, maybe on Microsofts next machine.
We'll Find out at E3 so just relax
I knew MGS4 wouldnt hit a release date in 2007. Kojima hinted that it wouldnt make the 2007 release date by saying it was Raiden who said it not me. Early 2008 would be a perfect time for MGS4 cause nothin good is comin out at that time so it wouldnt have to compete against anything big. Also they got more time to polish this game up and tap into the power of the Cell.
Metal Gear Solid 4 FALL 2007 = GOOD Christmas sales for PS3
I guess Sony can say bye bye for biggest sales of the year.
Even though the game realease might not be far from Christmas, but damn... who would want to buy a console for a present and say that the GAME will come next year?
Just buy Lair, KZ2 or Sigma. You don't need to get the system the day the AAA title comes out.
panzer dragoon orta, halo 2 or ninja gaiden black !
i can be a fan boy too !
"Just buy Lair, KZ2 or Sigma. You don't need to get the system the day the AAA title comes out."
And... Heavenly Sword, Little Big Planet, Ratchet and Clank, Warhawk. Uncharted? Or is that a 2008 release too? I can't remember, but that game sounds unbelievably amazing.
"panzer dragoon orta, halo 2 or ninja gaiden black !
i can be a fan boy too !"
I've never played "Panzer Dragoon orta" but does it have a 35x35 mile map that you can see all of? Does it have Motion controls? Does it have realistic water? Does it have 3000 enemies on screen that you can crush?
Are you really comparing Halo 2 to Killzone2? Not even Halo 3 will compare. I believe Phil has said already that it's surpassed the Trailer that had everyone in awe. I guess we'll see.
I don't care much about NGS to defend it. I didn't like the demo and thought it was pretty lame.
no game coming out for the PS3 justifies a cost that much. No game will ever, untill it drops down to around £250, its not worth it.
i am pretty sure it will be delayed. this would be disappointing but i hope the wait would be worth it. i hope the other titles don't slip because, rather obviously, sony can't afford any more AAA titls from slipping beyond 2007.
this means KZ might be out for Xmas.
and some other named/un-named games are coming along fine.
e3`s coming up and i bet something HUGE will come out of nowhere and gets a release date for the Fall / Xmas(ex. Socom/KZ)
and i agree w/ Virtual Gamer, it will come out when it`s ready.
and i`d rather have another few months of polish.
Kojima is a genius.
and YES this is all just speculation.
First of all I said might which means yes or no.
2nd. KZ has been in dev. for a long time.
Sony always keeps hush hush about things like this.
and then springs a bunch of sh!t on you.
edit:delays have everything to do w/ business.
If Sony had nothing they felt could hold up this winter they wouldn`t let it be delayed.
don`t ya think.
since the ps3`s in SO MUCH TROUBLE! (sarcasm)
So WTF?WTF?WTF?WTF?WTF?WTF?WTF?WT F?
It`s very very obvious you guy have no clue what maybe means.
so i really can`t argue w/ you because of that.
don`t hate me.
i`m from new money, i have no class.
"this means KZ might be out for Xmas."
It doesn't mean that at all. WTF?
The "WTF" is how the HELL is that relevant to MGS4? It isn't. At all. Even if it did come out then, great, but don't assume things with no grounds at all. So, WTF?
I'll put it roughly for you, enact it, if you will:
"Great! I guess KZ2 will come out before Xmas now!"
You don't get the point, damnit. What the HELL does KZ2's release date have to do with MGS4's? NOTHING. Whatever else you were speaking of I'm not commenting on.
When OPM is pegging KZ2 for a release in 08' I think thats more credible than a silly assumption that the delay of MGS4 entails KZ2 in 07. Anyway, Killzone has nothing to do with MGS!! (Oh and I'm not surprised if MGS gets an 08 release anyway as metal gear games have missed their releases before..lol)
Ok what the hell does kZ2 have anything to do with MGS?
was predicting that Kojima would delay MGSIV to 2008. It's a bummer since releasing it during the holiday season would surely have sold consoles. I don't think that they delayed it for the install base... it seems like rather circular logic: Not buying consoles due to lack of games - Not releasing games due to lack of install base! MGSIV cannot afford to flop. They're probably just tweaking it unfortunately.
So now Sony has nothing to counter Halo 3? Waits for KZ2 will totally pwn teh Halo comment...
wait till IGN or gamespot report it
IGN has november so ill wait 4 that type of confirmation b4 anything - i remember bestbuy had killzone and final fantasy 7 to be released 2006 christmas then were taken down.
even if they delay it i wouldnt mind - i wouldnt want a rushed game - look at halo3 - things garbage
so b4 u xbots get ur panties in a knot and start flaming about really nothing..wait for real facts
"so b4 u xbots get ur panties in a knot and start flaming about really nothing..wait for real facts"
Even the most stupid idiot would know the above sentence is pure flaming.
sorry you got your feelings hurt about the delay, but your douche bag comments are idiotic.
I agree i think they're tweaking it due to what some of the games look like coming out
or maybe they changed their minds and they're using the 360 as the lead platform to speed up development ETC.
^^^ Just playing Dont crucify me. Only good can come of it although it would have helped PS3 this Xmas but again not if it isn't stellar.
Yuh and Final Fantasy Xiii is coming out this december lol
is officially crazy, first of all, FF games come out 8 months to 1 year after release in japan, if this is true then it is probably the japanese version.
well its probably going to be 1 fantastic game........
i just got an email from an anonymous source.
He says this article is full of Sh!t
Nah im more than sure it will be released before the end of 07!
The 360 is my system of choice but once Heavenly Sword and MGS4 come out im gonna buy a PS3!