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Could Metal Gear Solid 5 Turn Out To Be A PS4 Exclusive?

Yeah, I know. Impossible. But just go with me for a minute.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was exclusive to PlayStation, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - what Kojima and Co. routinely called "Metal Gear Solid 5" - was also exclusive to a PlayStation platform (the PSP). It's true that the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be multiplatform, but we know Kojima has since distanced himself from that project; Platinum Games is in control of completing it now. And the "Solid" was removed so we all understand that it's a spin-off and not an official entry in the franchise.

Now, we know Kojima is working on a number of things; likely, one of them is MGS5, which we haven't heard about just yet. Given the time frame and with the expectations that Sony will launch the PS4 later next year, it wouldn't be a stretch to see the next MGS on the new PlayStation iteration. Furthermore, Kojima has expressed his dislike for Microsoft in the past; some years back, when asked if MGS would ever come to the Xbox, he responded with, "Not if I have anything to say about it." And if you hadn't noticed, no official MGS has come - or is scheduled to come - to the Xbox platform. Another important fact to acknowledge.

Therefore, why can't we assume MGS5 will be exclusive to the PS4? The timing and situation seem to be about right, even if it's becoming clearer and clearer that exclusive titles are extraordinarily risky these days. It just seems that after Revengeance, everyone expects all future MGS titles to be multiplatform...and I'm really not buying that.

Tags: metal gear solid 5, mgs5, hideo kojima, mgs5 ps4

6/15/2012 9:36:28 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

Kiryu
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 9:54:53 PM
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They can make Metal Gear Solid 5 for the Playstation 3 and make a better game than Metal Gear Solid 4 in every way possible.
Naughty Dog proved how much the Playstation 3 can still do.

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godsman
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 8:56:46 PM

Absolutely agree, but I don't think it's possible. Kojima showcased their multi platform Fox Engine for a while. Just judging from the engine, none of their games came close to those visual quality than MGS4. So i assume that there won't be a large production that can take advantage of this engine other than MGS5.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 10:04:29 PM
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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection including Peace Walker made it to Xbox 360.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 10:28:52 PM

I think what Ben meant is that no Metal Gear Solid game ever came out on Xbox the same day that they released on a PlayStation platform.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:03:18 PM

Just sayin, nothing's sacred anymore.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:26:57 PM

They also weren't originally made for the Xbox.

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StangMan80
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 2:05:18 AM

Almost every MGS game made it to other platforms later down the road.

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VampDeLeon
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 5:17:48 AM

Other than MGS2: Substance (the almost complete version of MGS2) which came on the Xbox before the PS2, and all those PC re-releases of the original titles.. yeah you could say they avoided Microsoft.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 12:34:09 PM

Peace Walker at least should have been kept exclusive.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 10:23:21 PM
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I heard years back that he wanted to expand the story for MGS4 but he couldn't because their was not enough room in the Blu-ray disc. MGS5 on the PS4 sounds about right but I could be wrong.

Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 6/15/2012 10:23:52 PM

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Beamboom
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 4:51:33 AM

If only he'd bother telling some of the story in the actual game he made, and not entirely through the movie there'd be plenty room.


Last edited by Beamboom on 6/16/2012 4:56:39 AM

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 12:17:45 PM

for some reason yah.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 10:52:43 PM
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Remember, "high end consoles"?

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Alejandro562
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:16:46 PM
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If this is not exclusive that would be the worst for sony.

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COBB
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 1:56:56 AM
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For starters, Sony games load slow versus Xbox, X1 compared to PS2, PS3 is barely faster than Ps2, sad.....I would love to see MGS5 as a launch title, but if the PS4 don't make leaps above the PS3 power why would I buy it, it's all about the games, I know. I would like to see Sony games speed up though...."example" My bud and I playing Tiger woods, same course, starting at the same time, X1 verus PS2, he was always T'n off before mine was loaded, it's the same way X2 versus PS3

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StangMan80
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 2:02:48 AM
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Hey, all. Long time...
...I'm not buying that the remaining of the epic MGS games will be multiplate, but that may be because I hate the idea so much.
If I buy another system, It will be because of exclusives.
I really hope this genius and he's team can focus on one system and deliver another masterpiece. I've loved MGS for so long, loved every one, and they hold special memories that I will never forget. I hope and would wish for MGS 5 to have a "only on PlayStation" on the case. :)

Thank for reading, Jordan

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StangMan80
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 2:09:03 AM

Sorry, typo; His, not He's. Hah. Don't judge. We all make mistakes, right...?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 12:33:01 PM

happens to the best of us

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Excelsior1
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 5:04:13 AM
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There are many logical reasons why most assume MGS5 will be multiplat. The multiplat FOX engine, MGS HD Collection, and Revengeance all point to MGS5 being multiplat. We know how much Japanese developers covet the NA market too which is unfortunately dominated by the MS.

I would bet my house MGS5 will be on MS's next console same day as the PS4. Sony used to get third party exclusives almost by default because of their dominant position in the market. Once their position went downhill almost every single third party exclusive series has went multiplat. Things are a lot different than when MGS4 started development.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 5:15:29 PM

You'd bet your house on it because you think Sony is going to go bankrupt tomorrow.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 6:38:45 PM

That doesn't even make sense. If Sony went bankrupt tomorrow then there would be no PS4 and the statement same day as PS4 wouldn't hold up. Obviously I don't really believe Sony's going bankrupt tomorrow that but thanks for your snide remark.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 8:11:25 PM

Keep saying absurdly retarded things like 30-40% of PlayStation nation abandoned the brand when the PS3 came out, and I won't be able to help myself.

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Beamboom
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 2:20:29 AM

To post absurd replies doesn't really help raising the bar either, Ben.

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Excelsior1
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 8:36:49 AM

I never said nation. I said MARKETSHARE. That 30-40% quote of Sony's lost marketshare can be found on this very site made by Peter Molyneaux. There were stories floating around that Sony had lost HALF their marketshare back in 2009.

Sony had 70% maketshare last gen and now it's estimated they have lost 30%-40%. That 30%-40% quote is not retarded. I'm confident that number is true because I have seen it repeated across many websites. zzzif i said nation then I was wrong and meant to say Sony lost 30-40% of theiir marketshare.

That 30%-40% lost marketshare lost this gen for Sony holds up and was even higher the first two years of the PS3. There is a reason Sony is sitting in last place. It's because they lost 30-40% of their fans or consumers. Don't use launching last as the ONLY excuse either. It's not like MS rocketed out of the gates and presented Sony with an insurmountable amount of 360's to overtake.


I stand by the statement Sony has lost at least 30-40%of their marketshare this gen. If I said nation then that was poor wording on my part. How that applies or was dragged into this thread God only knows.

The post that got Ben to raise the bar so to speak in this thread was presented in a logical way and had several well laid out reasons why MGS5 will be multiplat. He couldn't attack the logic of as to why most people think MGS5 will be multiplat so he just decided to pop off on me with his snide dig and the and retarded remark. Do we treat each other that way here in the threads even if we disagree? No, members are respectful to each other and that's one thing I love about this site. Gee, I know he just couldn't help himself. That's just a load of crap too. Ofcourse he could. It's called being professional. Dispute the body of the argument on the RELATED thread and an intelligent discussion can occur. Throw in some sources to back it up helps too. I can give you sources from here to Nebraska that say Sony lost 30-40% of their console marketshare this gen...even one on very site Just google Sony PS3 lost marketshare.

I said I would bet by house that MGS5 will be on MS's next platform same day as PS4 because of the reasons laid out above. I never said a damn thing about Sony going bankrupt in this thread or the other one either. Ben's only purpose there was to get just his snide remark in. Again, if I said nation then that was a poor choice of words but there is no reason to drag it into this thread this thread in a smart a$$ way that makes mo sense. If Sony went bankrupt tomorrow then there can't be a PS4. Duh. I said that to Ben and comes back calling my comment retarded in a previous thread. My original comment in this was well thought out and did nothing to generate a negative response from any of my fellow PSXE members. In fact it got 4 thumbs up.

The adminstrator just pops in and gets his snide remarks in. Hit and run attack that implies I said Sony's going bankrupt in ANOTHER thread which I did not. I pointed out the bankrupt comment makes no sense and then I get told my comment in another thread was retarded. What the hell did I say that original post in this thread to generate those snide remarks? Nothing. Can't help himself huh. Can't argue against the body of my original post on this thread so let's dial it up to personal hit and run attacks that drags in my posts from another thread and calls it retarded and implies bankruptcy somehow. Wow. That's just great. I don't like being mistreated in front of my fellow PSXE members. I don't do that to others or even Ben now.

Again never said bankruptcy in this thread or the other. I basically said Sony lost a lot of fans early in the PS3's life cycle. Probably 30-40% which is a number I have seen on a great many websites. It was probably even higher early on especially in NA. If i said nation that's wrong. I meant marketshare.

I have seen the past press releases and even some of E3 presentatioins where Sony stated the had control of 70% of the market last gen. I have also seen articles stating that Sony has lost 30-40% percent of their console marketshare this gen dated in 2011 through 2012. The older articles even have claims of losing HALF their marketshare.

Maybe I phrased it poorly but I know Sony lost almost half their marketshare early on in this generation. They managed to get some traction later after on but they are still sitting on the 30-40% of lost marketshare. Marketshare loosely translates to fans. Obviously Sony lost a lot of fans this generation and are sitting in last place because of that. It didn't all happen overnight either. It was more like a slow burn collapse in sales during the first two years. If I implied it happened overnight themI was wrong. The PS3 had an awful luanch that actually sits on the top of some consumer disaster lists. Google it if you don't believe me. Sony did a poor job of bringing their huge PS2 fanbase over to the PS3. The 360 had better looking games that played better and it just did not pass the PS3 did not eyetest even amongst gamers.

Okay I tried to convey my thoughts in a polite way with some things to back it up in my original post. I don't enjoy engaging the adminastrator in mean and disrespectul discussions. His snide remarks above contributed NOTHING to this thread. It made it worse. I got a positive response from my fellow PSXE members in my original post on this thread only to have it blown apart by some snide remarks from the admistrator that dragged crap into this thread from another. My original post in THIS thread didn't deserve that kind of response from the admistrator.

I stand by my statements when it comes MGS5 being multiplat. I even stand by the 30-40% lost marketshare for Sony this gen. I'm sure I could gave phrased it in a retarded way in the unrelated thread. I would argue Ben dumbed down this thread with his replies in this thread with his snide amd abrasive comments. Their only purpose was to bash me and descredit a well thought out and reasonable original post on this thread. It could be retarded to not see that 30-40% loss in marketshare for Sony this genas well. The Somy fanbase is considerbly smaller than it was last gen. That's why they sitting in last place and have lost all their third party mutlplats.

Again I bet my house MGS5 will arrive on Microsoft's next system same day as the PS4. Oh wait, Ben says I believe Sony's going under tomorrow so there can't be PS4. That makes what kind of sense? That's a retarded comment in itself. Sorry I can't help myself. QUICK!!drag in something from a past unrelated thread just to be nasty and call it retarded. That always elevates a discussion and is how we roll around here.(actually we don't get nasty here.) Members are nice and well behaved. What I said in my first post on this thread was SO bad I deserved the snide attacks from Ben. Oh well.. Again, there can't be a PS4 if Sony's bankrupt and MGS5 would not be able arrive on the PS4 the same day.

My thoughts on MGS5 being multiplat are directly formed from Konami's actions this gen. They want a presence on Microsoft's platforms and brought over MGS Revengeance and the MGS HD collections to the 360. They have went to the touble of making the mutlplat FOX engine that allows development on multiple systems at the same time. Hideo presented Revegeance at Microsoft's E3 press conference for the love of God. They have targeted Microsoft's platform to make up for the sales they would lose if they remained Sony exclusive and ignored a little over half of the HD console market. Even in my haze of retardation I can see that no Japanese franchise or series is sacred anymore.

I'm so confident that MGS5 will be Microsoft's that I would bet money with anybody that thinks differently. Any takers out there? How about this if i lose the bet I will send $60 to PSXE that will buy a lucky member here a new game. I'm dead serious about that so hold me to it PSXE. If I win I'll just accept a smiley face in return.

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___________
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 5:09:24 AM
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hard to say really.
on one hand you have the constant complaints that bluray did not hold enough storage and that he could not do his true vision for MGS4.
on the other hand you have konami which like everyone else want $$$$$$$$$!
i wouldent be surprised if it was, but than i would not be surprised if it wasnt either.
i guess allot of that will ride on revengerance.
if it sells well on the 360 than it will put allot more pressure on it.

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Jaylynn
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 1:49:38 PM
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It would be huge if MGS5 was a launch title for the PS4 but like I said before the PS3 still packs a punch.

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Oxvial
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 4:34:16 PM
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I doubt but at least the next XBOX should be powerful enough to not ruin the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 6:17:13 PM

we hope.

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PS360
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 11:34:51 AM
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MGS5 in my opinion will most definitely be a multiplat title.

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Kevin5
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 1:29:25 AM

This.

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Excelsior1
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 2:51:41 PM
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Ben, you have said retarded things like comparing the minor hiccups the PS2 went to that absolute SH!Tstorm of negativity the PS3 launched into. Hey the professional is throwing up past posts so it's fair game. Sony fans didn't flat out bail on the PS2 at a significant rate like they did on the PS3 at the start of this gen. Sony fans adopted the PS2 at a significantly higher rate than they did the PS1. They adopted the PS3 at a significantly lower rate than they did the PS2. Those are just facts that can't be disputed but let's just rewrite history. A system that was flying off the shelves and smacked down every competitor it faced had a bad launch and Ben was worried about that because he worked at Gamestop. I suppose a freaking sales chart never made accross those expert eyes during what I imagine was a short career in customer service.

FACT. The PS2 outsold the GC and Xbox combined during the entire span of the last gen but Ben's was worried about the PS2 early on? Oh my, he must have had a stroke when the PS3 launched then. That was real damage inflicted on Sony that actually shows up on a sales chart. FACT. Absolute load of crap to mention the PS2' launch in the same sentence as the PS3's. The PS2 had a bad launch too if you believed that insane reply I once read from Ben. Yep it was in the past but it's fair game because of Ben's behavior. Comparing one the worst consumer disasters in the history of gaming to ANYTHGING the PS2 went through is plain nuts and is only done to downplay the PS3's poor launch. The second best selling and second fastest selling system of all time had a bad launch? No freaking way. You couldn't find a sales chart on this planet that shows any indication of that. FACT The PS3 launched and didnt't outsell squat when it launched. What happened? Could it be Sony lost some fans this generation. Maybe even 30-40 %. Probably even higher than that after the first two years. Ben said on this very site he wouldn't have bought PS3 early on unless he needed it for work for Christ's sake. Somebody that ran a Sony centric sight saw no reason to get a PS3 unless he needed it for work. Well REAL consumers out the real world didn't need it for work so a large portion bailed. Many of those fans never looked back either. Sony's not getting those consumers or Sony fans back either this gen. Just remember from the phrase from first to worst if you feel any kind of retardation setting in. 40% lost marketshare lost this gen will help with the members here. That number absolutely holds up.

Guys, I'm sorry. I just could not help myslef. That's a legitimate response to past retarded comments if we go my Ben's example. That's how we roll around here at least when it comes to the admistrator. He definitely sets the bar high here in the comments section. Thin skinned and in a state of denial when it comes to Sony's market postion this generation. I dare Ben to come up with a legitamate source besides his snide mouth that disputes 30-40% lost marketshare for Sony this gen. He can't do it because no such source exists.

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