Konami is looking into region-locking concerns related to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
. The news comes from a tweet
recently issued by JP Kellams, a creative producer at Platinum Games. Kellams assured players that the "first thing I did in the office today was talk about the MGR region lock thing."
The game's Steam community includes a number of discussion threads questioning players' inability to give the game as a gift to others across the globe, locking Russian
copies to those regions, as an example. One discussion noted that Ireland-based players
were unable to access the game's page, but seemed to find a work-around by being gifted the game from other European countries. The PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
will launch Thursday, and is currently 20 percent off on Steam