Metal Gear Solid Developer "Really Ready" To Go Multi-Platform

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Kojima Productions, the developer behind Metal Gear Solid games, has made a bunch of, well, Metal Gear Solid.


The vast majority of them are on one platform — typically, the PSP or the PS3. The developer is ready to move to more consoles.

Upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising, however, is headed to the Xbox 360, the PS3 and the PC.

"I think it's very important for the future of Japanese publishing," Shigenobu Matsuyama, Rising's creative director, told "We see publishers — Capcom have started a little bit earlier than us — and I can say most of the Japanese studios have seen the importance of going multi-platform, and our studio as well."

Continuing, Matsuyama added, "I think we're now really ready to go multi-platform at once, I mean development cycle wise. I think this will be a normal trend for Japanese studios in the future."

Matsuayam also stated that he was surprised how popular PC gaming was in Germany when he visited for Gamescom. "Living in Japan, PC games are not really mainstream, but seeing them here I thought that this PC area is also a place that we need to consider more seriously."

Bringing Rising to the PC is a start, no?

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How does it fit into the story line? Because it might be a hard sell for someone like me who has never played any of the other MGS games, and whose experience with MGS4 can best be summed up as "I have no idea what the fuck is going on because I never played any of the other games".