I did a double take when going through my RSS feed this morning. After all these years the PC versions of MGS1 and MGS2 will finally reappear, along with other older classic titles from Konami’s catalog.
This ‘re-release’ is in all likelihood intended to make older Konami games playable on next-gen consoles. Given the somewhat limited backwards compatibility of the PS5, we can expect this practice of re-releasing to become more commonplace, and hopefully PC gamers can also reap the benefits!
The first PC releases for both games were pretty buggy (though thanks to a fan patch improves the port immensely). The cutscenes in MGS1 were broken, and MGS2 had some graphical issues when running vanilla. It would also be nice to have more modern resolutions, the highest resolution I could achieve in MGS1’s PC port to go was 1024×768 with no patches or tweaks like I can find for MGS2. Perhaps in the future we might even see MGS3 and 4 officially come to PC! Think of the possibilities!
I wonder what modding would be like, if at all.