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Kojima denies MGS4 for the 360

Luke Plunkett over at Kotaku had a sit down with Hideo Kojima, and talked about the future of the series as well as whether or not the game would be multiplatform. Despite an interest in the 360, and the other games jumping ship, Kojima said that MGS4 will not be making its way to the 360.


Kojima had this to say in regard to all of the next-gen consoles, and MGS4.

The PS3 is like the theatre, it’s a little bit high-priced but it has to be high quality as well. The 360 is a DVD, it still needs to be high quality but you need more variations, while the Wii is almost like a TV channel, because every game you have it with your family…

But like I said, MGS4 is aimed for the movie theatre, it’s aimed for the PS3, so the game’s scenario and graphics need this theatre-type hardware. It’s when a producer has a game that can work on the ‘DVD level’ that a game will go multiplatform”, he says. Sorry kids. Your “OMGMGS4360″ banners will have to come out another day.

The comparison of the PS3 to a theater is quite telling, as Kojima states later in the interview that if he had to start all over, he would prefer to make movies rather than games. This will come as a shock to anyone who has seen an ending of a MGS game. Kojima goes on to speculate as to why the rumors are so prevalent, “Because 360 owners want it on 360, obviously”. MGS4 is one of the last blockbuster games for the PS3 that has yet to turn multiplatform. MGS4 is one of the few titles that has the potential to cause a surge in console sales, like Blue Dragon has done for the 360 in Japan. Without MGS4, 360 owners will have to settle for any of the numerous blockbuster exclusives due out this year.

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Comment by hellz2fellz on 2007-04-05 03:32:12 | Reply

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o well guess il have tyo buy ps3

Get me one whilst you’re there eh?! ;)

Comment by SneakySnake on 2007-04-05 03:36:28 | Reply

booo! there goes a lot of money they could’ve made! i wouldnt even mind a ps3 early exclusive if 360 just got it like 6 months later. heck even a year… there are so many games coming out that im not worried about getting to play it right away, but i know i will definitely want to eventually, so that sucks. oh well i guess.

Comment by Arian on 2007-04-05 03:51:47 | Reply

Since when are mullets cool?

Since Billy Rae Cyrus.

Comment by Optimal-Evil on 2007-04-05 03:55:14 | Reply

Kojima is full of shit. ps3 is a theater, 360 a dvd player, kojima => shit talker. watch this will come out on ps3 first then a couple of months later it will show up on 360. think about it, if this guy goes right all out and admits a 360 version the ps3 is done for. by saying it’s only for the ps3 it’s making people think that the only console you can play this game is the ps3 so you better buy a ps3. once it comes up they’ll announce the 360 version. you think ms aint shoot’n ninja stars full of cash over at konami?

Don’t you think Sony is doing the same thing?

Comment by Savyer on 2007-04-05 06:41:28 | Reply

sony as a company is practically bankrupt, the ps3 is pretty much their only hope for saving the company, so no i dont think they have the money to just throw around for a game.(at least not as much money to throw around as microsoft)

I don’t really know where you got that information, but according to this
Sony Corp has almost 6 billion dollars in cash. 20 million here and there is pocket change.

Comment by The M.A.R.T. on 2007-04-05 09:56:32 | Reply

And how much did they have to finance externally? Where have the multimillions that they got from the bank loan last year?

Why couldn’t they release shares, a save financing way, no they choose for the most high risc bank loan with a lot of interest…. Because the company isn’t doing well at all! Since 2005 they’re writing deep red marks every month, every quarter, every year.

Compared to MS, they have over 40 billion to spend if they would want it. And that is real money, no creative accounting like Sony does

Comment by newmodel on 2007-04-05 04:20:43 | Reply

Who cares…

Comment by Optimal-Evil on 2007-04-05 04:32:10 | Reply

i care man. getting a game like this on the 360 further proves how much better the 360 is. getting exclusives here and there and taking exclusives from sony just proves that developers realize the 360 has much more potential than the ps3. come on man be honest, you would care if they confirmed this game for 360.

Comment by stevek on 2007-04-05 18:30:12 | Reply

Why do you care to prove the Xbox 360 so much? Does it really matter? Will it make you feel better to know the 360 is a superior product?

Comment by Optimal-Evil on 2007-04-05 19:06:06 | Reply

Actually yeah it would. it says i got my moneys worth. i’m not sure about you, but when i spend money on something expensive i like to know my money was well spent and in this case it was. by ms getting games left and right further proves everyone who bought a 360 made the right choice. honestly if i had purchased a ps3 and found out the system was loosing some great exclusives i would be pissed. you purchased a ps3 to play games that were exclusives to the console and know you find out it’s coming out on the competitions box as well and that you could have purchased the competitions console instead and at a cheaper price. think about that for a moment man. if your a 360 owner you should be proud of your purchase and push the fact that it’s a superior product to anyone who says anything else. shit i’m tired of writing - lates man.

Wow, these developers do like to talk a lot of fucking shit.

Comment by SilentAssassn87 on 2007-04-05 04:54:25 | Reply

While it is dissapointing to here… it really is not that big of a deal. The 360 has proven that it can stand on it’s own without MGS4. They don’t want to make it for the 360…then so be it, less $$$ for Kojima in the end. He knows damn well it will sell lovely on the 360, but it is his choice. We will just have to enjoy other games…should’nt be a problem (Shadowrun where are you?!!!” :)

Comment by trj156 on 2007-04-05 06:13:06 | Reply

well i’m about to buy a ps2 to play mgs3 so i dont care about this just yet

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-04-05 18:34:49 | Reply

No, you may care even less after it when you release that that game is just a fucking CGI movie.

Ooops, no hold on, that was MGS2, 3 was actually alright.

Comment by Brunasty on 2007-04-05 07:42:10 | Reply

MGS2 was supposed to be a PS2 exclusive, to sell more PoS2’s. Once it did that, they released on xbox. Same things gonna happen here. Optimal is right, PS3 is running out of exclusives and they can only ride the “cheap blu-ray” train so far. So let MGS4 sell more PoS3’s be patient play all the way better games out/coming out for 360, and take your 600$ you were going to spend, turn it into 1$ bills and swim in it, Scrooge McDuck Style!

Comment by GraceflAnger on 2007-04-05 08:05:45 | Reply

he says that now but wait till the game still doesnt sell systems

Comment by SizzlingWeasel on 2007-04-05 09:22:50 | Reply

I kinda like his analogy:
-ps3 is like a theatre, high picture and sound quality but nothing more.
-xbox360 is like a DVD, good picture and sound quality and filled to the brim with extras.

But on a more serious note: who cares? It’s better to platform exclusives . It creates diversity and stimulates more innovative games. If one formula works well for de PS3, Xbox360 developers may be inspired by those games and vice versa.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-04-05 18:39:46 | Reply

What like Splinter Cell which is better than MGS anyway? At least it’s a game rather than a film.

Comment by K3vin on 2007-04-05 11:20:12 | Reply

I think this is funny, the problem he has is, currently there are not enough ps3’s in existance to make MGS4 profitable, so either it sells a shedload for sony or the both of them are toast… be honest tho it appeals to a certain type of gamer not the whole 100%, some prefer racing games some platform type games, and some adventure type games. This is still aiming at a very narrow market, so it better be the best game the world has ever seen .

I can see what he is saying, but with production costs of over $15million(guess). How can Konami a relatively modest company limit there returns on this substantial investment by not releasing it multi-platform? Doesn’t make much sense. As stated in other comments, The PS3 version will launch and a while later the 360 version will be announced.

Comment by Benjamin Sisko on 2007-04-05 13:15:46 | Reply

“How can Konami a relatively modest company”

Er… Konami is one of the richest Japanese game developers.

Hell, in the US, they’re still ranked in the top 10 wealthiest developers in the US.

My bad, though I did mean in comparison to M$ and Sony. And its still a huge investment no matter how big they are.

Comment by Thryon on 2007-04-05 13:16:32 | Reply

I do remember playing MGS on my PC. That game was OK at best. I saw MGS2 on the PS2, was not impressed. Am I missing something that everyone else sees? (would not be the first time, I do not care for the GTA series…but everyone loves em).

I don’t think you’re missing anything, because I don’t like it either. I played MGS2 for the xbox 1, and it just didn’t appeal to me. I’m more of a straight FPS gamer, but give me a good RPG or RTS and I’ll play them for hours… a MGS:RTS, *starts contacting konami about the idea*

Comment by PG4 on 2007-04-05 17:27:05 | Reply

BLAHHH who cares, buy Splinter Cell = the better game.

Comment by stevek on 2007-04-05 18:35:34 | Reply

It’s funny how xbots keep talking about MGS4 being on the 360 regardless of the fact that Konami says it won’t be on the 360. It just seems so ridiculously idiotic to me that these people care so much to kill Sony and somehow prove how big their penises really are. Seriously, play your games and who gives a crap if the console you’re playing on it is more popular or not. Grow up.

Comment by Optimal-Evil on 2007-04-05 20:13:29 | Reply

Stevek, the reason we talk about MGS4 is because we also want it on the 360. Not because we’re out to kill Sony or prove how big our dicks are. It’s a great series (if you haven’t played it) and being able to play the final one would be great. i do agree with what you say about playing your games and not giving a crap about how popular the console your playing it on is. but think of it this way. in sports there’s a bunch of teams. in the end they all compete to entertain you. of course your going to have your favorite team and your going to cheer them on and hope they get all the best players for their ultimate goal - a championship. would you say to those who cheer for the popular team or their favorite team that they need to grow up? see with games it’s kind of the same. 360, ps3, wii, they’re all forms of entertainment and just that, but of course people will have their favorites and they’ll hope to get all the best games on their console. sony has won the console race for the past 2 generations, i’m hoping the 360 takes it this time. anyways i hope you get what i mean.

Make sure you never bring this game on the 360 kojima, ‘cos ps3 is the only game console out there. Still i will not buy a ps3, because i can go on w/o MGS4 and i have gears of war.

Comment by My hairy growler on 2007-04-06 10:32:49 | Reply

MGS is like playing as my grandad, no wait my grandad is better!

Comment by Razorlution on 2007-04-07 01:45:40 | Reply

The last time I checked, Kojima didnt run Konami, hes just a developer/director, and he’s hardly doing much with this game other than over seeing its developement.

He said the same about the others porting over to Gamecube and such and said it would only be PS exclusive.

The PS3 has no market at the moment, and although this is the type of game people buy systems over, people dont spend nearly a grand for a single game.

It just doesnt add up, and I still believe we will see this on the 360, maybe not at launch, but possibly 3-4 months afterwards.

I think its BS. x360 owner wanna play mgs4 and Kojima is tripping about “ps3 is a movie theatre, x360 a dvd”. Wh@ the fuk is th@ supose to mean. The only way i will play MGS4 is only if konami port it on the x360, other wise fuk your theatre fuk your MGS4 and 4k u(kojima).

MGS4 is not coming to 360 make sense only if sony publishing the game. If not don’t think i will buy it a year later.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-04-09 15:20:41 | Reply

Well thats what most of the PS3 owners have to do, buy games that are about a year old that is.

Comment by inty2525 on 2007-04-09 15:12:36 | Reply

u have to understand, some bonds cant be broken… ps3 needs mgs4, and they agreed to work to together to make one another successful… its all warfare, honor, and loyalty… MGS series minted off of PS consoles… they are just returning the favor…

Comment by Chad on 2007-04-28 01:00:26 | Reply

ok most of you talking on here think that MGS4 will come out for the 360. The 360’s dvd disks can only hold about 14 gbs of space. The PS3s Blue-Ray can hold 50 or more gbs. If the 360 would not be able to hold Resistance Fall of Man on there disks they would not be able hold MGS4 because I highly doubt MGS4 will be under 14 gbs. I have both systems and I can see the differences. Most of you dont even know much about the PS3 and havent played it. I say in 2 years games will be over 20 gbs on the PS3. The PS3 will slowly take over the 360 in years to come….
PS. Dont argue about what I said because this is the truth. But I know you will replying because you just cant face that the 360 wont be able to handle MGS4, or more advanced games in the future.

Comment by Andew on 2007-04-28 01:03:24 | Reply

I own a 360 and I am sorry to say that what Chad said is actually true.

Comment by Darkhosis on 2007-04-28 14:01:27 | Reply

Chad I think this might be part of the reason M$ is releasing a larger hard drive, and they built an upgraded system a year and a half after the 360 launched. I could see M$ releasing another box a year or so down the road that had a hd-dvd drive or whatever that read game discs that had more content that the current dvd drive thats in the 360. I plan on buying a ps3 in probably about a year when there are some games worth playing on it. and yes i’ve seen R:FoM and im not impressed.

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