MGS4 on PC?

#1 Posted by Jedted (2362 posts) -
#2 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

Multiple discs are not the reason MGS4 will not go to the 360. It really is a matter of Sony trying to hold on to their exclusive plus the combination of Konami. If Konami thinks it would be really profitable on the 360 and PC, they would port them, but they probably don't see it selling much more on either of those platforms.

#3 Posted by AutomaticSnake (390 posts) -

what will snake be holding when he controls Mk.II? a keyboard? lol anyway, this game was made 100% with the PS3 in mind, everything from psycho mantis talking about memory cards to no rumble to using the sixaxis to clear snakes stealth camo and shacking it to makes rosemary's boobs shake. this game will never be on anything other then the PS3, so buy one if you wanna play it.

#4 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

I bet MGS4 will come to X360 someday around 2010 , but do not expect to see it on PC at all

#5 Posted by Jedted (2362 posts) -
#6 Edited by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -
brukaoru said:
"Multiple discs are not the reason MGS4 will not go to the 360. It really is a matter of Sony trying to hold on to their exclusive plus the combination of Konami. If Konami thinks it would be really profitable on the 360 and PC, they would port them, but they probably don't see it selling much more on either of those platforms."

Multiple discs is actually a pretty big factor. Hideo Kojima is a video and audiophile, and he dislikes having to compress things and degrading their quality. Compressing the video and audio of MGS4 from a 50GB disc to something smaller, or spanning it across multiple discs is something he's not likely to do. There are of course other factors as well.

#7 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
daniel_beck_90 said:
"I bet MGS4 will come to X360 someday around 2010 , but do not expect to see it on PC at all"
#8 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
brukaoru said:
"Multiple discs are not the reason MGS4 will not go to the 360. It really is a matter of Sony trying to hold on to their exclusive plus the combination of Konami. If Konami thinks it would be really profitable on the 360 and PC, they would port them, but they probably don't see it selling much more on either of those platforms."
yeah right, with dozens of publications handing MGS4 10/10 scores, and it has like a 94 on metacritic, and the fact that its being awarded in various categories everywhere (including GOTY at gamspot), this game would DEFINITELY sell a lot on 360 and PC. 
And storage capacity is DEFINITELY one of the reasons the game isn't going anywhere, but definitely not the only one. 
#9 Posted by Gamezilla (28 posts) -

I seriously doubt it, mainly for the same reasons why Sony has not shipped MGS4 to the 360. The only way I see it happening is if Sony struck some kind of deal with Apple, because Sony will do no such thing with Microsoft because it would give them a definite leg up in the competition.

#10 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
Gamezilla said:
"I seriously doubt it, mainly for the same reasons why Sony has not shipped MGS4 to the 360. The only way I see it happening is if Sony struck some kind of deal with Apple, because Sony will do no such thing with Microsoft because it would give them a definite leg up in the competition."
well considering i can run far cry 2 very nicely on my newmacbook pro, it would be nice to have a game actually made to run on leopard, instead of having to run XP via bootcamp. 
#11 Posted by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -

I think its technically possible but it wont happen. Not unless they find someone else to port it to the PC for them and found a way to keep microsoft from trying to get in on it.

#12 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:
"brukaoru said:
"Multiple discs are not the reason MGS4 will not go to the 360. It really is a matter of Sony trying to hold on to their exclusive plus the combination of Konami. If Konami thinks it would be really profitable on the 360 and PC, they would port them, but they probably don't see it selling much more on either of those platforms."

Multiple discs is actually a pretty big factor. Hideo Kojima is a video and audiophile, and he dislikes having to compress things and degrading their quality. Compressing the video and audio of MGS4 from a 50GB disc to something smaller, or spanning it across multiple discs is something he's not likely to do. There are of course other factors as well.

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You all better know that the uncompressed .ISO file (the sum of all files that is available on the disk )for MGS4 was 29 GB and not 50 GB

#13 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -
Jedted said:
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AutomaticSnake said:

"what will snake be holding when he controls Mk.II? a keyboard? lol anyway, this game was made 100% with the PS3 in mind, everything from psycho mantis talking about memory cards to no rumble to using the sixaxis to clear snakes stealth camo and shacking it to makes rosemary's boobs shake. this game will never be on anything other then the PS3, so buy one if you wanna play it."


Those are some pretty lame excuses for keeping your precious PS3 exclusive.  Who really cares about a few inside jokes that only PS3 users will get as long as the story gripping enough to pull players into it?

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The fact of the matter is that they're still going to have to remove that stuff. Besides, there are actual PS3s in the game. I think there's actually parts in the game where they reference things like the Cell processor and even the XMB. Kojima was hell bent on batting it home that this is a PS3 exclusive.

daniel_beck_90 said:
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You all better know that the uncompressed .ISO file (the sum of all files that is available on the disk )for MGS4 was 29 GB and not 50 GB

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That's still 20 GB more data than a dual layer DVD can hold. ;-)
#14 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Can't ever imagine MGS4 coming to the PC at all really. Plus 50gb? hell no, it took about an hour for Age of Conan at 25-30gb to install from the disc.

#15 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -
daniel_beck_90 said:
"LiquidPrince said:
"brukaoru said:
"Multiple discs are not the reason MGS4 will not go to the 360. It really is a matter of Sony trying to hold on to their exclusive plus the combination of Konami. If Konami thinks it would be really profitable on the 360 and PC, they would port them, but they probably don't see it selling much more on either of those platforms."

Multiple discs is actually a pretty big factor. Hideo Kojima is a video and audiophile, and he dislikes having to compress things and degrading their quality. Compressing the video and audio of MGS4 from a 50GB disc to something smaller, or spanning it across multiple discs is something he's not likely to do. There are of course other factors as well.

"

You all better know that the uncompressed .ISO file (the sum of all files that is available on the disk )for MGS4 was 29 GB and not 50 GB

"

Yes and the rest was dummy files used to help the load of the game go faster. Without them, it would take much longer.


#16 Edited by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:

Compressing the video and audio of MGS4 from a 50GB disc to something smaller, or spanning it across multiple discs is something he's not likely to do.



  I should mention that Kojima has no problem with multiple Disks  as we've  seen in MGS2 -MGS3 substance in which they were all 3 disks , also the first MGS on PS1 was 2 disks .
#17 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -
daniel_beck_90 said:
"LiquidPrince said:

Compressing the video and audio of MGS4 from a 50GB disc to something smaller, or spanning it across multiple discs is something he's not likely to do.



  I should mention that Kojima has no problem with multiple Disks  as we've have seen in MGS2 -MGS3 substance in which they were all 3 disks , also the first MGS on PS1 was 2 disks ."

Yeah but all of those were game on one disc and bonus features on the rest. He doesn't like splitting up his games. Which is where the Blu-ray jokes came from in MGS4.


#18 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:

Yeah but all of those were game on one disc and bonus features on the rest. He doesn't like splitting up his games. Which is where the Blu-ray jokes came from in MGS4.


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  he certainly wants MGS4 to be its best but if Konami forces him to create a 360 version for the sake of financial purposes he would certainly do it since Kojima proved that he never prefer a specific console over another for his games by creating MGS on almost all platforms from Gameboy and PSP to Xbox and gamecube

#19 Posted by pause422 (6187 posts) -
Jedted said:
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Kindof a dumb question but i was thinking since one of the issues people bring up when talking about MGS4 on the 360 is the need for multiple discs then why not port it to PC?  Graphically, from what i've seen, MGS4 looks as good as Crysis so don't tell me it's to intense for modern PCs to handle.

Would this not be plausible for MGS4?  Is Sony that strong about making this their #1 console seller or what?

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I really don't think it would fit well on the PC anyway, and no it definitely isn't as technically heavy as Crysis.
#20 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -

It would not sell as well because to my knowledge the game controls were developed specifacally for the Ps3 and so were the levelas and grapics.

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