Microsoft is expanding a charity of Xbox 360 games that are playable on a Xbox One today. The association revealed that a behind harmony now supports Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD. This enables we to entrance a franchise’s categorical entries from a PlayStation 2 epoch on a many new Xbox console.
Konami creatively expelled a HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 on Xbox 360 in 2012. It sole a games bundled together as a collection called Metal Gear Solid HD Edition. As usual, we can use your front duplicate to play a diversion on Xbox One, or we can squeeze it digitally by a Microsoft Store.
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While a further of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD is great, a Xbox One is still blank some pivotal entries in a series. The strange 3D game, Metal Gear Solid, isn’t there. Neither is Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of a Patriots. But we can now play 2, 3, and Peace Walker’s HD updates as good as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Ground Zeroes, and The Phantom Pain.
Does Konami caring again?
Microsoft can’t only move any diversion it wants to Xbox One behind compatibility. It has to work with publishers to get their pithy accede to do that work. And it seems like Konami has come behind to a list to have those conversations with a Xbox team.
That’s important since Konami retreated from a normal video diversion space in 2015. Following a extensive and costly growth routine for Metal Gear Solid 5, a association cut ties with array creator Hideo Kojima. It also shifted many of a investment into mobile gaming and a other businesses, like gambling machines.
But Konami seems like it is solemnly operative behind adult to creation games again. Or, during least, it is gentle capitalizing on a history. The association recently announced Castlevania Requiem, a gold of dual games that is entrance exclusively to PlayStation 4. That includes a glorious Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
The publisher also had an considerable success with Bomberman R as a Nintendo Switch launch game. It even spent months following that entrance patching and improving a peculiarity of that multiplayer celebration game.
So if you’re a fan of Konami’s past output, it’s OK to have some wish for a future. Kojima will substantially never lapse to Metal Gear (… probably), though if a publisher’s current, tiny bets compensate off, maybe it’ll make bigger ones in a future.