For the first time in over a decade, Konami has digitally ported some of their classic titles to PC. After many rumors of new remakes of Metal Gear Solid, the originals have finally released on PC. Thanks to GOG for supplying the distribution of these DRM free copies, of the included titles are some of the company’s best. This of course includes the eponymous Metal Gear franchise. The tactical espionage franchise has recently seen a downturn in quality, with Metal Gear Survive seeing lots of backlash from the community. Ever since the departure of series creator, Hideo Kojima, the main series has laid dormant. Despite the games being repackaged versions of the originals, it sets a precedent for the franchise.
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Keeping these titles in their original format on new hardware is a pleasure to see. These releases are, however, going to retain the same polygonal textures as the original and its subsequent releases did. The updated GameCube version, Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD on PS3 are still locked to their respective consoles. It’s unknown at this time whether or not Konami plans to continue releasing their classic titles to a wider and growing PC audience. It’s reasonable to believe that the sales of these titles will greatly affect their future endeavors to bring more players to their library, and is a great sign to see the franchise preserved on PC.