Blu-Ray Wins, MGS: Legacy Collection Not Coming to 360 Due to Size Limitations

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots launched in 2008 and at the time, Konami was considering the Xbox 360 as a tentative platform where they could release their latest masterpiece. But what was the reason why MGS 4 never came out on Microsoft’s console? Apparently, the same reason why the recently announced Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection won’t be coming to the Xbox 360 either: size limitations.

On a recent podcast, Hideo Kojima discussed this topic and said: “To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous.” As most of you probably know, the PlayStation 3 uses Blu-Ray and the Xbox 360 uses the DVD format. As someone in the podcast pointed out, putting Metal Gear Solid 4 on the Xbox 360 would require seven DVDs. And that’s a lot of discs…

For the uninititated, the upcoming Legacy Collection will feature pretty much every single Metal Gear Solid game in the series, inculding Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: VR Edition, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid IV: Trophy Edition and two Ashley Wood digital novels.

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Source: Kotaku