Metal Gear Solid 2 as well as 3 are being eliminated from electronic storefronts over a licensing concern, as well as INAMI is working to get both games back in shops.
The other day on November 7, INAMI announced through a website message that both Metal Gear Solid 2: Boys of Liberty and also Metal Gear Solid 3: Serpent Eater would certainly be pulled from digital shops as of today on November 8. This implies all variations of both games are now absent from digital storefronts, and you can no more acquire them.
We are presently dealing with restoring the licenses for choose historic archive video footage used in-game, consequently, we have actually made the short-term choice to start suspending the sale of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and all items that consist of these games from electronic stores internationally beginning from November 8th, 2021, the website article checks out.
The step from INAMI has affected all versions of both Metal Gear Solid games on a range of systems. You can currently no more acquisition Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD or Metal Gear Solid 3: Serpent Eater HD on PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, GOG, and also Nvidia Shield. Regrettably, this additionally means that collections consisting of both games have been pulled from stores, so Metal Gear Solid: The HD Collection has been impacted also.
Regardless of the guarantee from INAMI that they re working to restore the licenses of the historic archive video, there s inevitably no guarantee that Metal Gear Solid 2 or 3 will in fact be offered for purchase again. There s just no other way for INAMI to guarantee that this concern will be solved, as well as it can therefore well be the case that both games can completely disappear from electronic storefronts. This is a major blow to video game preservation, whether INAMI gets the issues dealt with or otherwise.