Despite concerns that Konami’s currently unrevealed Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is going to be a PlayStation exclusive when it eventually comes out, new leaks confirm that this isn’t going to be the case. Widely considered one of the best games of all time when it comes to stealth-action, the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is still rumored to take a starring role in Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Showcase. However, it is expected to join more modern MGS titles and release on multiple platforms.
So, just to confirm: the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake will be launching on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, as per this report from Insider Gaming. Originally, in 2004, MGS3 was only released on PlayStation 2. However, an improved version of the game was included in the 2011 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Since then, Metal Gear Solid players have been able to enjoy the most-recent title in the series – Metal Gear Solid 5 (both Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain) on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
As unfounded as rumors of this game being a PlayStation exclusive might be, there is some logic to them – aside from the fact that the original release was a PlayStation exclusive. 2008’s Metal Gear Solid 4 was a PlayStation exclusive, the only mainline Metal Gear Solid game to release between the release of MGS3 and the MGS HD Collection. So, it’s clear that there was some sort of exclusivity there.
Although, saying that, Metal Gear Solid 2 was released on both PlayStation 2 and Xbox – with PS2 players getting Sons of Liberty in 2001 and Xbox players getting Substance in 2002. For MGS games, exclusivity hasn’t always been the case; however, it’s clear that there was a PlayStation preference in play.
But, fast-forward to 2023 and you can enjoy the latest Metal Gear Solid game on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles, 2013’s Metal Gear Rising released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and 2018’s survival game Metal Gear Survive was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, it’s clear that Konami has opened up this series to both platforms and the fact that the MGS 3 remake is going to be on both isn’t at all surprising.
If you want to know the sort of thing you’re in for, if you haven’t had the chance to play this Metal Gear Solid game yet, you can find the original Snake Eater trailer below:
Is this going to be one of the best PS5 games out there when it launches? Or, perhaps one of the best Xbox games? Well, we have been treated to quite a few exceptional remakes in recent months and MGS3 is already a fantastic title. So, we’re hopeful. However, we’ll just have to wait and see.