Rumor or Fact: MGS4 Heading to 360 in 2009?
Gaming news journalist Freeze over at XboxFamily.com vehemently reports that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be heading to the Xbox 360 platform sometime in 2009. His source? An undisclosed Konami representative via a meeting of sorts. According to Freeze, he wrestled info from the rep stating “Metal Gear Solid  will be released for the Xbox 360 between 12 to 14 months after the PS3 version hits shelves.” Freeze stands by his claim that “This is not a rumor.”
Not satisfied with that alone, Freeze attempted to get an MS PR team member to assist him in backing up the Konami reps’ claim. Of course, Freeze received the obligatory “no comment” response from Microsoft.
Whether to chalk this up as a rumor or not, I’ll leave up to you to decide. It is my personal opinion that reports from undisclosed sources, regardless of the reputation of the reporter or site reporting it, are rumors until proven otherwise.
And I’m sure the fanboys will have their fun with this as well. As far as rumors go, this is certainly a plausible one. I would easily place more faith in information passed down from an undisclosed source from Konami than any Sony representative claiming “MGS4 is PS3 exclusive.” (If you will recall, MGS2 was claimed “PS2 exclusive” prior to release.)
Then again, one could easily argue that the whole “wow” factor of MGS4 will probably die down a year after release. 2009 is a long way off. Snake will be sucking down margaritas on some undisclosed beach in 2009. Enjoy your (hopefully permanent) retirement, Snake.
And Konami, milk that fat cash cow for all it’s worth.