If you think you want a copy of Metal Gear Solid 2 on PC at any time, you should probably buy it today. Konami announced that starting today, they plan to temporarily remove MGS2 (and 3, though not on PC) from digital stores while they renew licenses for historic footage used in the game. They plan to start selling them again once the licenses are renewed, but that would require Konami to achieve something, and do you really trust them to do that?
“We are currently working to renew the licenses for certain historical archive images used in the game, therefore, we have made a temporary decision to start suspending the sale of METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3 and all products. which include these sets of digital showcases in the world from November 8, 2021, ”Konami said in Sunday announcement.
“We sincerely ask for your patience and understanding as we work to make these products available for purchase again.”
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance is still available by GOG for £ 7.19 as of this writing, but who knows when exactly this will go away and for how long. My expectations from Konami are low.
This does not affect MGS1, which should always be available on GOG after MGS2 is fired. Unless Konami suffocates him. Which one, you know.
Recent rumors have claimed that Konami will revive Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania with new games created by outside developers. Many studios have already made Silent Hill games after Konami’s original Team Silent, with little success. I wouldn’t want this to repeat with MGS. And given the state of PES 2022, I also wouldn’t trust Konami to do anything on their own. I think I’d rather see the show come to an end. It’s good that things have ended. Everything must eventually end.