To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, Konami is releasing the Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection for fans new and old alike. The collection will contain Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, along with two digital graphic novels. The collection was first reported by a Korean website, and Konami later confirmed it in a press release.
Unfortunately for Xbox 360 owners, this collection is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Series creator Hideo Kojima explained on his online radio show, according to a translation by Kotaku, that "The PS3... uses Blu-ray. The Xbox 360 uses DVD."
"So if Konami were to put out MGS4 on the Xbox 360," one of Kojima's co-hosts added, "it would take up seven DVDs."
Kojima then added, "If we released a version on the Xbox 360 without MGS4, then it's not The Legacy Collection."
MGS4 is an infamously huge game. The original edition required multiple installations between each act. Kojima even "complained" ("hyped fans up," really) that the game was originally too big for a 50GB Blu-Ray disc, meaning he had to scale back content.
Konami released the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PS3 back in 2011. It contained HD remakes of MGS2, MGS3, and the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Legacy is currently slated for release this June. Check out the cover art, as tweeted by Kojima.
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