Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater have been temporarily removed from digital storefronts by Konami.
Konami, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty ve Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterIt has been temporarily removed from digital stores due to licensing issues. Metal Gear Solid 2 was first released in 2001 and MGS 3 came out three years later and both are considered classic PlayStation 2 games. Over the years they have been rereleased, expanded, and remastered for other platforms and Metal Gear Solid 3There is even an ongoing rumor that .
There are several ways to play old Metal Gear Solid games without needing to own a PS2. Some of the series are available on PC, but many games are also playable on newer consoles. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Originally released for the PlayStation 3, it featured all the main Metal Gear games directed by Hideo Kojima, from the original Metal Gear to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. These are currently playable on PS5 via Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service, while Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is available on Xbox Series X/S with backward compatibility.
Publishers Konamiannounced on its official website that collections containing both Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, as well as these two games, will be temporarily removed from select digital stores around the world starting November 8th. PS3, PS Vita, PS Now, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS ve Nvidia ShieldBoth games, including those found in . According to Konami, the reason for the removal of the Metal Gear Solid duo is because of the historical archive footage used in the games and the licenses need to be renewed.
Konami hasn't specified when licenses might be renewed, so it's unclear when the games will return to digital storefronts.