The question will never die. So long as fanboys of another kind can't harness the fact that Metal Gear Solid 4
won't be going multiplat, unmitigated rumors and Kojima's frustration will live on. If Konami's multiple official denials
and this in-game inside joke
weren't enough, then shouldn't the golden word of the game's creator be enough to stomp out any sort of rumormongering? Apparently not, as the man -- up to now -- is still being asked the question.
"I've been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows," said Kojima to Eurogamer
. "And half the questions are like: Will MGS4
be coming out on 360 or other formats?" Kojima reiterated to the publication that MGS4
will remain a PS3 exclusive because 1) he believed that MGS's
success entwined with PlayStation and 2) MGS4
was optimized for the PS3 and wouldn't be possible with other hardware.
Hopefully, this will bring an end to platform questions and, as Kojima puts it, will make people focus more on and appreciate the game itself rather than deliberating over what platform it's on. But of course, we're preaching to the choir here ... pass this bit of news onto a fellow non-PS3 gamer and help ease Kojima's suffering, okay?