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MGS: Peace Walker Team As Big As MGS4 Team

If you haven't figured it out yet, Team Kojima has been treating the development of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP as if it really were MGS5 for the PlayStation 3.

According to the Examiner.com citing the latest Kojima Productions Report podcast, Sean Eyestone said the team for Peace Walker is just as big as the team that handled MGS4. And not only do they have "hundreds of people" working on the ambitious project but "in some ways, it's even bigger than MGS4." They then talk about how this PSP title actually has the most content of any game in the series, which is a really impressive achievement, especially considering the inherent technical limits of the portable unit in question. The game had to be delayed until May 25 - something Kojima really disliked and apologized for - but when it comes out, you can bet that fans of the franchise will flock to snag it. For 2010, there's really no more important game for the PSP, unless you want to count the North American release of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and even that would be debatable. Just about every MGS should receive the requisite amount of attention, as far as we're concerned.

As for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, we'll be interested to see how that one turns out. The hardcore die-hards seem to be skeptical but our hopes remain high.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

2/19/2010 9:31:25 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (29 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:23:33 PM
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Damn man, you guys could have gotten better sales on PS3.

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mike rlz
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:45:19 PM
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i still dont see how its more stuffed than a bluray

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Qubex
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 4:06:32 AM

Mike... space is all relative to the platform you are producing the content for...

The PSP, being a mobile platform can actually do everything a PS3 can do to some extent, however it just can't do it with the same level of detail, or number of polygons or visual effects.

The processor, whilst only 300MHz odd, can still process any information you give it... it's just that everything you do on it is cut down to accommodate the hardware, rendering abilities of the GPU and the system ram available to it.

Therefore game assets specifically created for the PSP are approximately 1/16th (or even smaller) in size than what would be produced/used for a PS3 release; however, it doesn't mean it cannot be done.

Devs can still have all the sound on a PSP version that a PS3 version may have... if necessary you could still release the game on multiple UMD's if the publisher so wished. The idea here is how the game design and code is built to accommodate a game world as "big" as "MGS4" for example (or bigger... in this case "MGS5" specifically).

Questions, such as, how to fit it onto a single disk, or how to keep the general size of the game assets down in order to keep the overall game data size manageable and practical for the platform need to be dealt with?

This doesn't change the fact that the story campaign can be lengthy and detailed.

Q!

"i am home"

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mondzter
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:47:26 PM
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wapin naman.

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:10:28 PM
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i really cant wait for rising.
during MGS4 watching raiden slicing up all those geckos like no bodies bisness really looked cool.

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Milonakis
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:22:26 PM
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I am too suspicious of rising. I want peace walker though. I hope the shitbox 360 doesn't pull down another solid game.

Q!

"i am home"

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Qubex
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 3:50:16 AM

Milonakis, I would appreciate it if you could stop hijacking my identity!!! I am sure you are an adult and not a child, if you are an adult do act like one... thanks!

Q!

"i am home"

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I C E_COLD
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:23:04 PM
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I hope They release MGS 1-3 on blu-Ray like they did with GOW.

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chedison
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:02:44 AM

I would really love this. I haven't played 2 in a long time, and I never even played the others so I'd like to experience the rest of the story.

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main_event05
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6:49:32 AM

I doubt the would seeing how they were already re-released before MGS4.

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DaNgerSteVe
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:28:07 PM
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thats why we love you kojima

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coldbore
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:47:14 PM
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haha, teaching M$ a lesson maybe? i think so, give them the worse of the 2

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Shams
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:15:07 AM
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Busy man. Isn't Kojima-san working on Rising and the new Castlevania game, too?

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shadowpal2
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 9:41:45 PM

Kojima sama isn't working on Rising at all, he's simply going to be the producer of it - and that's it. He only listens a couple of times of the ideas the Rising team are coming up with.

I bet you that all the ideas the Rising team came up with are less than 10% awesome as Kojima's own ideas.

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fatelementality
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:39:13 AM
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It would be nice if they would officially kill off PS2 game production by releasing Peace Walker for it as one last hurrah. They did it with two GTA games.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 3:01:28 AM
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I just know Kojima's milking every ounce of raw power out of the PSP.

So I'm preparing myself to be awed by him once again.

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 4:44:52 AM
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i said many times, i dont understand why they dont make it on the PS3 and title it as MGS5 Peace Walker. excellent job Kojima but wrong decision on choosing the platform.

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Shadow786
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6:04:30 AM
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Peace Walker will be a day 1 buy for me and so will Rising. The reason why everyone is not so keen on Rising is because Raiden is the main character and not Snake or Big Boss. As well as this it's not a PS3 exclusive anymore. But for me i don't give a damn whether Raiden is the main character. To me he's a kick ass character. As for the non-exclusive thing, i'm not really worried so long as it's a Metal Gear Solid game. Just my opinion...

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totozero18
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6:45:11 AM

You didn't play MGS2, didn't you?

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main_event05
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6:52:37 AM

I think the big focus is on how its basically a hack and slash and no longer a stealth based game. I'd advise against broad generalizations like that.

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Jawknee
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 1:37:30 PM

Gotta say, MGS2 was my least favorite in the series. I awaited anxiously every minute of the game to take control of Snake again and when it never happened i asked myself why i wasted this much time playing that game. Sorry but Raiden(Jack) is a pantie waist.

Solid Snake and Big Boss FTW!

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main_event05
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6:54:03 AM
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Now I gotta get a PSP. But a Go or 3000? And what games to get? Too much pressure.

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Jawknee
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 1:34:51 PM

3000. The Go is a neat little device but with it lacking a UMD drive, its not really worth $250. The 3000 can do everything the Go can and it has a bigger screen.

Would you rather own a digital copy of Peace Walker or a physical UMD?

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main_event05
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:54:29 PM

I do like to physically own the purchases that I can.

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 2:52:37 AM

3000 then.

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Mamills
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 8:05:44 AM
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lol man they are really doing their best to make ppl want this game huh?

i mean why the hell wasnt it a ps3 game? wno lnows

i dont play PSP, owned one once, but the system sux quite frankly. sold it and bought an iphone

im a big metall gear fan but i'll be skipping this for sure. (i'm not a portable gamer

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redman479
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:36:00 AM
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Looks like Konami will be getting more of my $.

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Jawknee
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 1:33:24 PM
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Gotta love the Koj.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 3:20:38 PM
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Gotta wonder if Koji has any idea what is happening with Rising.

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