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MGS4 Impossible on the 360

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Sometimes it really does feel like these companies execs live in their own little world where they don’t truly understand what they are saying.

Jack Tretton, my new best friend, has been talking to journalists about that rumour yesterday about the Xbox 360 possibly getting MGS4…

Jack has reiterated that MGS4 will never get to the 360 but his reasons for saying this just don’t add up.

According to Jack the Xbox 360 can’t handle MGS4 thanks to the fact that it doesn’t have a Blu-Ray drive. Now that makes no sense at all.

All the Blu-Ray drive does is give the developers a lot more storage space, at the expense of a slower streaming speed.

So granted MGS4 won’t fit onto a DVD but neither will FFXIII and that didn’t stop that from jumping ship.

However I do agree with most of yesterdays comments in that the 360 doesn’t need MGS4 and I think Microsoft will only go for it to rub Sony’s nose in it. I would prefer them to use that money to create new IP’s to be honest.

Source: MVCUK.com

Last Updated: July 16, 2008


  1. Milesh Bhana

    July 16, 2008 at 23:20

    remember that cut scene in MGS4 where they telling Snake to change disks… then they’re like “ohhh nevermind, it’s on Blue-Ray”. That scene won’t make sense on xbox360, that’s why they can’t port the game in it’s entirety. That scene would have to be cut.

    See, it’s impossible 🙂

    Milesh Bhana’s last blog post..Sony Announces PS3 “Greatest Hits”


  2. bukzin

    July 16, 2008 at 23:46

    i coulndt really care , its the worlds most overrated game anyway


  3. LazySAGamer

    July 17, 2008 at 00:09

    You’ve been working in the corporate world to long 😆


  4. Nick

    July 17, 2008 at 01:22

    I dunno, I think Halo gives it a good run for its money when it comes to being overrated…


  5. Chevron

    July 17, 2008 at 08:39

    Actually he said blu ray was partly the reason.

    He actually said the 360 isn’t powerful enough.


    Lazy you just lost a little bit of my faith.

    Why only give half the story?

    “There have been some talks about Metal Gear Solid 4 following in the footsteps of Final Fantasy with its migration to XboX 360, but now it looks like that won’t happen. Jack Tretton, SCEA’s CEO, said no other console can handle technical demands of this game.

    He went on saying how Metal Gear Solid is only possible on PS3, and therefore will remain exclusive to it, partly thanks to BluRay technology. SCEA apparently has high regard for BluRay, as he also added how PS3 drove BluRay to victory over HD DVD, so now it’s time for it to return the favor.”



  6. bokka1

    July 17, 2008 at 08:46

    Then it is one of the world’s two most overrated games. Anything I see about Halo just don’t interest me anymore.


  7. kabraal

    July 17, 2008 at 08:50

    Ehhh look no need from my side to fanboy on about how MGS4 looks. Audio and visually, imo, it’s one of the best I’ve seen one both consoles. But I’m sure it’ll be able to run just fine on the 360. Killzone 2? Now that’s a different question… /ducks


  8. Vamp

    July 17, 2008 at 09:09

    Hahaha!!! I’m sorry, but the excuses these guys come up with sometimes. There is no reason why the 360 won’t be able to handle it. Okay then guys, bring it to the Pc then. My rig will “handle” it, plus I’ve got like 250 gigs just waiting to be gobbled up 😉
    I just wish instead of making such statements, the people would start telling us exactly WHY they say that it’s only possible on the PS3???
    It’d just be interesting to know the exact reasons.


  9. doobiwan

    July 17, 2008 at 09:39

    Lol, as I said with FF13, they could release MGS4 in 400×300 16bit colour on the 360 and the fanboys will still have a fit 😉

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles


  10. Vamp

    July 17, 2008 at 09:49



  11. LazySAGamer

    July 17, 2008 at 11:19

    Well I left out the power thing because it is absolute bullsh*t. There hasn’t been a single case where the PS3 has been proven to be a more powerful gaming machine than the 360.

    If it was said by the guys who made MGS4 then maybe I would go for it, but no from Jack.


  12. kabraal

    July 17, 2008 at 11:27

    Yeah, bullshit I agree with. Kinda like that xbox pushes 2x more polygons than the PS3. 🙄 I know how you feel like right now 😉


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