Konami: "We're Not Set Up For Multi-Platform Development"
We don't know about you, but we see the following quote as just more evidence that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will never find its way to the Xbox 360.
Konami has always been one of the industry's best developers, but when it comes to multiplatform titles or ports, they're not amongst the elite. Just look at the recently released Pro Evolution Soccer 2008; the Xbox 360 version is great but the PS3 version is borderline atrocious. In response to this, Kotaku posted a quote from series boss Seabass Takatsuka who not only admitted the PS3 version was inferior (apparently), but also said multi-tasking just isn't Konami's bag:
"As a developer, we've worked the same way since the days of the SNES. We're simply not set up for multi-platform development."
Now, while he does promise that next year's installment will be much better - they're "going back to the drawing board" - this isn't what interests us, here. No, what interests us is, if this guy's quote is true and it's an ideal all of Konami accepts, than chances are, MGS4 remains exclusive. The rumors have been swirling for months that Konami was bringing Hideo Kojima's final vision to Microsoft's platform, despite Kojima constantly insisting he would never do that. Well, look at that quote. Look what happened to PES2008. Do we really believe Kojima and Co. would risk letting it happen to their precious MGS? Hell no.
We believe Takatsuka when he says Konami "isn't set up for multi-platform development." Therefore, we also believe MGS4 is, and will remain, a PS3 exclusive.
11/24/2007 Ben Dutka