Yes, this again. All throughout Metal Gear Solid 4's development, rumors swirled that the PS3 exclusive would go multi-platform. Even after Konami announced that the game would feature an in-game PS3 controller, the rumors persisted. And now thanks to Japanese stock investor bulletin Morningstar, those rumors continue. The site points out that the number of cross platform titles has increased in an effort to appeal to a more international market. While at TGS, Konami PR mouthpiece Yoshitaka Arai told Morningstar:
The worldwide demand for an Xbox 360 version (of MGS4) is quite high, and it is something we are currently looking in to.
Does this really surprise anyone? The thing that is surprising is that Konami, a third party developer, poured so much money into an exclusive title in an age where multi-plat development is quickly becoming de rigueur. Eds Note: The original quote has been pulled. There's a new quote from a different Konami PR person (named Chiaki Nakajima) that doesn't even refer to the Xbox 360, but just about how the company was going multi-plat from now on and hoped to take advantage of each platform. Make of this what you will. 東京ゲームショウの見方＝ブランド重視とマルチプラットフォーム化が加速 [Yahoo! Japan]