It looks like some previously-delisted Metal Gear games are set to return on sale.
A tweet from the official Metal Gear account celebrating the 35th anniversary of the series mentioned: “We ask for your patience as preparations are underway to make the temporarily removed titles available again.”
This likely refers to Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 which were removed from digital stores last year due to licensing issues with the historical footage utilised.
“We are currently working on renewing the licences for select historical archive footage used in-game, therefore, we have made the temporary decision to begin suspending the sale of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and all products that include these games from digital storefronts globally starting from 8th November 2021,” Konami said at the time.
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the #METALGEAR series! Thank you to everyone that enjoyed and celebrated the series so far. We ask for your patience as preparations are underway to make the temporarily removed titles available again. #MG35th pic.twitter.com/KxXoYfCAGB
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@Metalgear) July 13, 2022
The issue affected both games in both standalone releases and collections across PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and other platforms.
It seems like this issue could soon be resolved.
Does this mean the games may appear on Sony’s PS Plus catalogue? It’s certainly disappointing that no Metal Gear Solid games are currently available on the subscription service.