Metal Gear Solid 4 Xbox 360 version

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Posted on 2008-03-07

It’s good news that we now know MGS4 will be in the shops on the release date of June 12th, but Hideo Kojima hinted that he had trouble getting all of the game to fit onto a 50GB Blu-Ray disc! Hopefully this means the game will be crammed full of gameplay and not HD movie sequences and I guess this lays to rest the idea of a Metal Gear Solid 4 Xbox 360 version fitting on a DVD.

The only way Xbox 360 owners will be able to enjoy Metal Gear Solid 4 until an Xbox360 version is announced is to pay for the Xbox hardware hack which will enable you to play with Snake to your hearts content.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Xbox 360 version

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  1. On March 11, 2008 Adam said: -
    It would be silly for Konami not to release it for the 360 considering the userbase and potential profit, Even if they did an RPG style 4/5 disc bundle.

    The first PS3 game I am truly looking forward to but definately would be good to see it appear on the 360.
  2. On April 10, 2008 Bill said: -
    hmm, theres a reason Snake eater wasnt released for xbox

    i wouldnt be suprised if MGS4 didnt come out on the 360 either. I think i will buy a ps3 soon

    i forgot about the blue ray, they could always put MGS4 in 2 discs for the xbox
  3. On April 13, 2008 Mitch said: -
    Are you a ***** Bill? MGS3 was released on Xbox as MGS3: Subsistence
  4. On April 17, 2008 lolnoob said: -
    substance was for the first xbxox u j4ck 4ss
  5. On April 19, 2008 $had0w_m0$e$ said: -
    haha wowww...

    first off mitch...metal gear solid 2: substance was released on XBOX.
    NOT MGS3
    MGS3 is wayyy too good of a game anyways..
    MGS4 wont be on the 360 unless Konami has like record low sales or somethin..AND theyd have to put it on like 5 or 6 discs and no one wants the hassle of multiple just get up off your lazy @ss and get a ps3..
  6. On April 22, 2008 wills said: -
    this definately will not be released on the xbox 360, 50 gbs is a lot of data a regular dvd disc can hold about 9 gbs and thats about 5 and a half discs why go through the trouble of creating 5 discs for a crappy ass system like the 360? Blu ray is the future, and you all wasted your money on the xbox 360.
  7. On April 27, 2008 Tim said: -
    Ooohh precedent. If Substance was released for Xbox, but was not followed by Subsistence...wouldn't that reflect Kojima's and Konami's opinion on the matter?
  8. On April 28, 2008 Wesley said: -
    Guys we have to throw in the towel MGS4 will not come to the Xbox 360 one site says this, another site says that.......... wat a hunk of junk. We are waiting for something thats just not gonna happend, lets just let bigons be bigons and wait for the next exclusive for 360

    I mean lets be realistic DVD DL vs Blue Ray come on who are we joking????
  9. On April 29, 2008 OMG1!!1 PWnED PS3!!11!!1 said: -
    acctually mitch is right. he didnt say "Substance" he said "Subsistence" try and read. and if anyone thinks this wont be released on 360 you are either very stuborn or very naive.
  10. On April 30, 2008 beckiohead said: -
    personally the only thing that comes to my mind when i hear that they're struggling to fit it onto a blu-ray disc is that it'll probably be even slower than the rest of the ps3 games, which is laughable.

    i have no real interest in whether mgs4 comes to the 360 or not cos there are far better games out there that the metal gear series, but why are all the ps3 boys immediately denying that it could ever happen? the way it would work is that microsoft just wouldnt try to show off with overly-rendered cut sequences. of course it could happen, especially when its fourteen months down the line.
  11. On May 2, 2008 teh_fraggerer said: -

    All you ps3/xbox fanboys fighting over who's the most powerful console, how cute xD
    Ok i might not have mgs4 since i have a wii but at least i'm not falling for the stupidest argument in history: MY XBOX/PS3 IS BETTER THAN YOURXBOX/PS3 LOLOLOL
  12. On May 4, 2008 Stykyz said: -
    I'm pretty sure Metal Gear Solid 4 will not be released on the Xbox360. I've got pretty concrete evidence from a friend in the gaming industry who says an Xbox360 version will not be in production. Aside from the obvious problems there would be porting it over to the XBox360. Such as spanning it across numerous DVDs instead of one single Blue-ray disc. You also have to throw into play that Hideo has always been a die hard fan of the Sony Playstation brand of console gaming.

    However, will this be the case for Metal Gear Online?

    As far as the console argument "my xbachs is bettar thun ur gaystation" just chill out. Just play your games and enjoy them.
  13. On May 6, 2008 Doomster71 said: -
    I find it really hard to believe that they are finding it hard to fit this game onto a 50 gig disk. You'll probibly find that its the movie's that they are finding hard to fit on the disk (not the game itself) due to the quality of blue ray HD. If this is the case (and it probibly is) then you'll find that the game would probibly easily fit onto 1 or so dvd's for the 360. Hell who's to say that the game wont come out on the pc 2 years from now (just like the first two where).
  14. On May 8, 2008 jedam said: -
    they will be a blue ray lecteur on xbox 360
  15. On May 10, 2008 ALb_paccino07 said: -
    NOPE, there will not be a Blu-ray reader for the 360, Microsoft denied this few months weeks ago. I don't think that the MGS4 on the PS3 will read slow, remember that the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player in the market. And also I don't think It will be a 360 release, the 360 is not very popular in japan and they will not waste time with 4 or 5 DVD-DL. Hideo Kojima it's not interested on porting it to the Xbox 360, It's Konami, but I don't know who has more power the publisher (Konami) or the creator/writer/director of the game (Hideo).
  16. On May 15, 2008 Adsj said: -
    Bigons be bigons. Hilarious!
  17. On May 17, 2008 ted said: -
    ****XBOX AND **** PS3

    Wii ftw
  18. On May 17, 2008 Jonny said: -
    your dont need 4-5 dvd disks ps3 fan boys u know nothing about blu ray, its so slow they must duplicate game data so the drive lazer dosnt have to travel as far either that or save it to the hard drive. Both methods use up lots of disc space. Also a ps3 cell processor is so stupid to develop for something thats like 35gb of blu ray space works the same as 5 and a bit dvd space. Think bout it cod 4 have virtually the same graphics and the game is exactly the same except ps3 uses blue ray 50gb and xbox 360 uses 10gp dvd. You do the maths
  19. On May 19, 2008 Jeff said: -
    you need to read up last time i heard 360 sales were higher than ps3's in japan

    # ALb_paccino07 Says:
    May 10th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    NOPE, there will not be a Blu-ray reader for the 360, Microsoft denied this few months weeks ago. I don’t think that the MGS4 on the PS3 will read slow, remember that the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player in the market. And also I don’t think It will be a 360 release, the 360 is not very popular in japan and they will not waste time with 4 or 5 DVD-DL. Hideo Kojima it’s not interested on porting it to the Xbox 360, It’s Konami, but I don’t know who has more power the publisher (Konami) or the creator/writer/director of the game (Hideo).
  20. On May 19, 2008 Jeff said: -
    point to be made 360 is on the rise in japan if you would just google it 360>ps3
  21. On May 22, 2008 Abacus said: -
    You know, I'm ****** off at all this blatant fanboyism. XBOX 360 SUCKS, PS3 SUCKS, BLAH BLAH ****ITY BLAH! Well, you know what? Both consoles are equally good. PS3, right now, is in the crapper gamewise, with very few exclusives coming to pull it out. MGS4 will most likely be the killer app of the PS3 for awhile. Meanwhile, 360 was disadvantaged from the get-go by using regular DVDs in the first place! What WAS Microsoft thinking when they made that decision? That AND the faulty hardware didn't help things much.

    Both consoles have their share of good and bad, but neither one comes out above the other.

    PS3 has cell technology, X360 has a better GPU... who cares? Both consoles have players, and damn the idiots that say the other one is better. All I have to say is that people should stick with what they like and NOT shove their opinionated **** down other people's throats.
  22. On May 22, 2008 Dave said: -
    Also Mgs4 has numerous features that are activated by using the motion sensitive capabilities of the playstation 3 controller. I would imagine it would be difficult to get these things to work on a regular style controller. Combining that on top of the storage issue, it just might be to much for them to handle (or they were paid off by sony :p).
  23. On May 23, 2008 Bill said: -
    so... are they releasing this for the wii?

    the wii has the best graphics, even though the processor isn't as good as the ps3.
  24. On May 26, 2008 Shadowcaster said: -
    I was a sony fanatic now i own a 360 and i wonder where the F*** are all these great games that made ps and ps2 the greatest consoles ever?Metal gear1,3(yeah 4 WILL be out after Soooooooooo long was it worth waiting so long?Of course not),Final Fantasy 7,12,Resident Evil 1,2,3,4,Tekken TT,Soul Calibur2,3(Again I Know but its too little too late),Devil may cry Onimusha,God Of War,Gran Turismo(here we cry because after spitting on the owners of p3 they made them a 'favor' to release something) caught the point.I Agree with Abacus both consoles Suck And Prevail At The Same Time.Wake up the video games industry is laughing at us and We Idiots give them the joy.
  25. On May 27, 2008 AgingMonkeyMan said: -
    Ok seriously this is getting ridiculous. MGS4 will NOT go to 360. That's just the way it is (I have all three systems so don't even TRY to call me a fanboy). And to the poster who said that the 360 was selling greater than the PS3 in Japan you are EXTREMELY misinformed (or just ignorant). The PS3 is CRUSHING the 360 in Japan (its like Gears vs NBA Ballers). If you seriously believe that the 360 is winning in Japan then you are out of your mind. And go ahead and try to argue back but honestly, i'm just not gonna read anything you type because fanboys are unreasonable and the only way to deal with them is to ignore them and wait for them to go away. But its definately more fun to see them argue, because it lets you know they have nothing better to do.
  26. On May 28, 2008 sallyboy said: -
    mgs4 on 360= RIP ps3

    die fanboys
  27. On May 31, 2008 chantzguy said: -
    "I’m pretty sure Metal Gear Solid 4 will not be released on the Xbox360. I’ve got pretty concrete evidence from a friend in the gaming industry who says an Xbox360 version will not be in production."-Stykyz

    what a true nerd would say. "i has some concrete evidence" shut the **** up you ps3 fanboy. who cares about which console its on. it being on the 360 will only increase its sales. and i would buy it.
  28. On June 1, 2008 randy orton said: -
    they said it because processing data from a blu ray is slow.thats why ps3 games are blurry.x360 games are lot more crispier.gears of war series are raedy to kick mgs series now.the cities in gears of war are surprisingly detailed and not even a single building is copy pasted.the is also long and graphics are better than mgs.
    i never wished to have mgs 4.
  29. On June 2, 2008 Tubes said: -
    I doubt that MGS4 will ever come out for the 360 simply because it cannot be crammed onto 1 or even 2 DVD's. Selling a game as a 4-5 disc pack is quite expensive and limits the amount of units made. Plus, disc swapping went the way of the dodo with the Gamecube.

    Plus, it's not a simple task to port a game developed exclusivly for one system to another. Remember, Substance for the Xbox was horrible in comparison to either PS2 version.
  30. On June 3, 2008 Ramey said: -
    WHAT?? Ps3 Is Using Blu-Ray Disc On This Game, Ha Enjoy Your 5 Hour Install Which Will Take Up Half Your Hard Drive, Or Your 40 Min. Load Times. Man, I Feel Sorry For You Guys It Take 3 To 4 Min. Just To Load A Movie. BLu-Ray Is So BROKEN...
  31. On June 3, 2008 Tubes replier said: -
    no it isnt substance was actually good. ***** reviewers let the gamers speak for once
  32. On June 3, 2008 martin said: -
    Lemme say this and put and end;
    Cut-scenes WONT take up the 50GB, as remember they're REAL TIME, so its mainly code and some rendering for effects. Due to Blu-Rays slow reading speeds, alot of the disc (maybe 20GB) will be used on padding.

    Second off, MGS 2 : Substance was released on Original XBox. MGS 3 : SubSIStence was PS2 exclusive, and remained, as it sold bad (bottom 12 selling games of its year sadly), and Microsoft wouldnt make that risk.

    So as it stands, if MGS 4 sells extremely well, then Microsoft will stick their necks (and wallets) out for this one.

    And no, it wouldnt be on multiple discs. Keep in mind that DVD's read 70% FASTER than Blu-Ray, so they could actually balance out the loading times to be equal on both, while not padding the DVD DL.

    Believe me, it makes sense, although a 12 month wait? Ouch, poor 360 gamers will have to avoid the internet like cancer to avoid spoilers, for a WHOLE thats harsh.
  33. On June 3, 2008 Xbox 360 Blu-Ray said: -
    For those of you who say crap and don't bother looking to see if your right, I am here to tell you that you are wrong. First off, Blu-Ray is coming to the 360, second this means that MGS4 will be able to fit on a disc that is usable in the 360, 3rd, an MGS4 release date is already scheduled for April 2009.
  34. On June 4, 2008 Zaron said: -
    Actually, Blu-Ray only takes about 5 minutes to install on your hard drive and usually takes around 2-5 GB... Ramey, you probably don't have a PS3 so you wouldn't know...
  35. On June 6, 2008 Ramey said: -
    Thats Funny I Could Swear Devil May Cry 4 Has A 20 Min. Install And Hot Shots Golf Should Be The Same. I Guess It Just Depends On The Game. Zaron, You Probably Dont Have A PS3 So You Wouldnt now...

    As Far As Blu-Ray Coming To The 360, Even If Its True They Wont Make The Games For That Drive.

    I Think Martin Explains It Well.
  36. On June 6, 2008 Kent said: -
    Look, just because the game is 50gbs - it doesn't mean it can't fit on the 360. the reason being is that all the sound is uncompressed. A typical 1 minute sound file in .wav or uncompressed format can weigh in over 5mbs or more.

    Not to mention we're not even sure if the game is 25gbs (a REGULAR blu-ray) OR an ACTUAL dual layer 50GB blu-ray disc. I've examined a few movies, some movies barely even peak 20gbs..and that's over 2 hours of uncompressed audio , in 5.1 and stereo formats. Not to mention the extras, etc.

    And you should all remember - Money talks. If MGS4 does not fare well in terms of sales as a direct result of low PS3 units in N.America..Konami will sell out. Don't even think for a second these 3rd party companies have loyalty or anything. It's all business. Kojima just makes the games.

    Look at Squaresoft , they jumped to Sony real fast. Not to mention Metal gear was originally on the MSX then NES. But I have to add one thing, Hideo Kojima is pretty biased and arrogant. He thinks he's a film director, as put out by his comment "I will never become a genius like George Lucas". And how he brands all of his games. He even so portrayed the 360 and PS3 as "The DVD player at home" and the "theater you pay to go watch new releases at" respectively. Pretty asinine comments if I say so myself.
  37. On June 6, 2008 kamui said: -
    the remake of mgs 1 for gamecube? does anybody recalls the argument of those *****.... that stated that a mgs would never come across sony borders? well, just hold on e look what will happem instead of talking nonsenses....and if you want an argument don't use the fact of the blueray being better...lost odyssey is in 4 dvd's...theres always a way to put a game in a smaller reading support. and peace among players, both consoles have their flaws and bright side.
  38. On June 7, 2008 Errrr said: -
    ERRR JEFF IS a ***ard that contradicted himself!
  39. On June 9, 2008 Ash said: -
    either way i wouldnt be bothered as i own both sweet consoles.
    im curently renting unreal tournament 3 for ps3 so i can get into tune when the 360 version ships. it would be nice for a 360 version of MGS4 but thats a very slim chance. ive already got mine ordered with the special bluetooth headset.
  40. On June 9, 2008 Maik said: -
    If Metal Gear Solid 4 will require 50GB of data then we've got a World Record of unoptimized data. Textures, geometry, etc. all has to be so unoptimized there's no end to it. This only to make the game appear better in the eyes of the stupified consumer where "x5 times the data would result in x5 the awesomeness of a game". This is just empty words and marketing, what Sony is great at. Sony also requires users to install certain amount of data on the harddrive without solid reasons, for example Haze required 5GB of harddrive space to run, which seems like the technology overall for the PlayStation 3 have been gotten some serious misplacement. The Metal Gear Solid 4 will launch for the Xbox360 with identical visuals, as MSG4 isn't looking any better than GRAW (also on PS3) or any other title looking at the technology used. And all of you who have seen GRAW and MSG4 know I am true about this. Since Xbox360 got such a great part of the market it would be stupid for the publishers of MSG4 to miss out that chance, especially when it would easily result in a port for the PC as well if Microsoft would be paying for parts of it since that would span an incredibly wider market than the PS3 which is the console sold worst this generation. When PlayStation 2 sold gold there would be no reason for them to launch the MSG for Xbox, it's not like the developers/publishers are bound to Sony just "becuase", there's been profit for their systems before but today things look a bit grimmer.

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