GamersReports.com has posted this article about how the cover of December’s issue of EGM clearly says “Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360?”. Could this be the final blow to the major exclusives PS3 has over the Xbox? See the cover after the jump.
It’s a big mystery, since obviously someone could’ve created this work of art in their spare time. It still brings excitement to what will probably be a slow news weekend.
[Update: The EGM cover is confirmed to be real, stay tuned to Xboxic.com for more updates concerning the actual contents of the magazine (Due to be out next week.)]
[Update 2: Che Chou, ex-1UP staffer and developer at Microsoft’s Forza 2 team, has this to say about the whole deal:
It’s simply a rumor that Konami higher-ups are pressuring Kojima Productions to consider making MGS4 a multiplatform game because production costs on the game are unsurprisingly high and only getting higher. With PS3 install base numbers not looking all that rosy due to console cost and manufacturing problems, Konami is scared they can’t recoup their investment on only 1 platform alone.
It’s also a nice way to maybe blackmail Sony into giving Konami an incentive to keeping the game a PS3 exclusive, imo.
Whatever the case, I highly doubt it’s going to happen so quit building yourself a disappointing kiloton bomb.
Sounds reasonable to me.]
Yes, before we go on, we know that this post is a bit thin in the facts department, but it is Friday night, we figure hey, have some fun, the week is done. If you look closely at the cover of the latest EGM (image at link), you will clearly see that it says “Metal Gear Solid 4 On Xbox 360?” on the cover. What this means, we do not know. We bring it to you anyway to commence the weekend.
I can already hear the collective groan and moan from the Sony fans who have one less argument over the Xbox 360.
This could be huge news if it’s true. It’d be like Xbox losing Halo 3 to the PS3. While Metal Gear Solid probably isn’t the PlayStation’s biggest franchise, it’s certainly on the top 5.