PlayStation 3 owners can rest easy, by the looks of it. While Metal Gear Solid: Rising
might not be a PS3-exclusive, it apparently hasn't disappeared from Sony's console altogether.
"You know, we didn't say that it was exclusive", acknowledged John Schappert ('Corporate Vice President of Interactive Entertainment LIVE, Software and Services Business'), host of yesterday's Microsoft E3 press conference, in a G4
That is, of course, uttered in PR-speak. Schappert didn't actually come out and say the game is
multi-platform, but you can damn well expect that he'd let you know if it was Xbox-exclusive.
It's worth noting, however, that the official announcement, while not blathering on about exclusivity, only makes mention of the game coming to the 360. Maybe it will be getting to other platforms late?
More on this as we get it.
The Kojima teaser site now leads into the 'Kojima Productions E3 2009 Special Site
', which... well, doesn't have a lot on, frankly - just more graphics. Still, maybe we'll see some actual hard info appear over the course of the show.
Here's what little the official announcement said about the game: "Metal Gear Solid: Rising
is currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft - the first Metal Gear Solid
game to launch on the Xbox 360. Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid
universe, will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
(on the) PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system."