There’s a great deal of intrigue surrounding Hideo Kojima’s public fallout with Konami and the events which led to them parting ways. One unverified theory is, Konami wanted to integrate microtransactions into Metal Gear Solid V, but Kojima refused. Despite this, it’s unclear what really transpired and it doesn’t look likely that any information will be disclosed for a considerable amount of time. According to The New Yorker, Metal Gear’s creator is “contractually forbidden” from discussing his work at Konami and the cause of their bitter feud. This isn’t a surprising revelation as Konami wants full control of their public image. Frankly, this is far too late as Konami is perceived by most people in the gaming community as a terrible company which ostracised Kojima.
Konami’s behaviour has caused outrage and directed a huge amount of anger towards them. Apparently, they want to continue making more Metal Gear games without Kojima’s help but I think their dismal reputation will make any future release a complete failure. Honestly, I wish Kojima all the success in the future and expect the kind of innovation he’s known for. As for Konami, they don’t seem too focussed on pleasing the core gaming audience and I’m not convinced they have a long-term future in this industry.
There were more than a few snide remarks this week about consoles getting a few previously PC exclusives, such as the beloved Goat Simulator. In fact there were more than a few jokes about consoles getting all the games we were playing a year ago in general, even some of this years biggest console game releases are actually last years consoles releases, go figure! Yet in all this multi-format homogenization comes a beam of shining light, Metal Gear Solid is making a triumphant return to PC!
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and the upcoming The Phantom Pain were found to be coming to steam and while this was just an early rumour, it didn’t last long as Hideo Kojima himself confirmed that the games are real and are very much on their way to PC via Steam.
The Metal Gear Solid main series hasn’t graced the PC since Metal Gear Solid 2 and even then it was a pretty shoddy port at best. However, with the new games being based around PC like hardware and a more familiar code base, porting them to PC should be much easier process.
No release date just yet, but we suspect we’ll hear more in the next few weeks, either way this is an awesome day for PC gamers and hopefully it’s the push the developers need to bring the series back catalogue to PC as well, just to complete the set.
Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information.