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Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 get temporarily removed from digital storefronts

Published: 13:12, 08 November 2021
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater

Konami announced they would temporarily take two of Metal Gear Solid games down from the digital stores but it shouldn't be a permanent issue.

Metal Gear Solid games have always relied on their cinematic qualities and to sell the atmosphere of political and military intrigue, they also delved deep into archival footage so the players would get immersed into the world where bi-pedal ICBM launchers exist. They certainly did the job well because MGS became a household name over the decades but it does come with strings attached.

As it appears, some of the archive footage used in the games was copyrighted and Konami's licenses for them expired recently, which is the reason why MGS 2: Sons of Liberty and MGS 3: Snake Eater are getting removed from digital storefronts for the time being.

The games have been removed from associated stores for PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation Now, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and Nvidia Shield as well as from .

As we mentioned previously, the removal is not meant to be permanent since Konami mentioned they are actively working on getting the licenses once again but they did ask fans for patience while the process is going so it might still take some time before the games are returned to their respective stores.

Unfortunately, the game are unavailable as of November 8, 2021, so if you hoped to make a quick purchase before any of these titles disappear temporarily, you are slightly too late.

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