Konami gave the surprising news about the Metal Gear Solid series. Some parts will be temporarily unavailable in digital stores, including Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3. The team is trying to rectify the situation and bring items back to market.
In recent weeks, we were able to read unconfirmed reports about the work on Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake , while the Japanese are facing a problem related to older productions. The studio has confirmed that due to problems with the license, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 have been removed from digital distribution today.
We are currently working on renewing the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game, therefore, we have made the temporary decision to begin suspending the sale of METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3 and all products that include these games from digital storefronts globally starting from November 8th, 2021.
Konami asks for your patience and understanding as he is intensely committed to bringing the games back for sale, but it’s hardly a secret that someone on the Japanese team has failed and missed the licensing issue early.
As a result, from today we will not buy the following titles:
- PlayStation 3 METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SONS OF LIBERTY HD EDITION
- PlayStation 3 METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER HD EDITION
- PlayStation 3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD EDITION
- PlayStation Vita METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SONS OF LIBERTY HD EDITION
- PlayStation Vita METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER HD EDITION
- PlayStation Vita METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION
- PlayStation Now METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION
- Xbox 360 METAL GEAR SOLID HD EDITION: 2 & 3
- Nintendo 3DS METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D
- GOG.com METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SUBSTANCE
- NVIDIA SHIELD METAL GEAR SOLID 2 HD for SHIELD TV
- NVIDIA SHIELD METAL GEAR SOLID 3 HD for SHIELD TV
The list includes the individual versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, as well as collections containing titles. Interestingly, MGS 2 hit GOG in September last year , but as a result of this situation, it will not be available for sale.