Shortly after the news broke that the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection goes to the Nintendo Switchwe also learned that the collection will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and even PC. However, the ensemble’s Steam page slightly dampened the excitement: the games do not support mouse and keyboard input.
Release is scheduled for October 24, 2023 Metal Gear Solid Master Collection goes back to a golden era for many metal gears games. With 1998s Metal Gear Solid2001s Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and 2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eateras well as the original metal gears Games That Came Out On Retro Consoles is a handsome collection of legendary titles. While some of these games have appeared on PC in the past, Metal Gear Solid 3mainly lived only on the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo 3DS HD collection brought the game to PS3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita – and never to PC metal gears The games are legendary, known for their memorable characters, compelling storylines and innovative stealth gameplay. So a modern re-release of this trilogy is certainly overdue, but the lack of expanded input has many fans concerned about the overall quality of the ports.
Lack of mouse and keyboard support for metal gears raises concerns
Not long after Metal Gear Solid master collectionWhen the Steam page went online on June 21st, fans spotted a notice that the games required controllers.
This site went dark for a while, but when it came back it came with the same warning: No keyboard support for you WASD warriors.
If you played one of the classics Metal Gear Games, then you know that a gamepad is by and large the best way to play these. Analog movement in particular sons of liberty And snake eater, is quite important for careful, stealthy gameplay. But as many on social media are pointing out, this could be a sign of further downsizing.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if they just put an emulator and console version of the game into one package and call it quits.” reads a comment on Reddit.
While some have also wondered if this input limitation is to enable a classic boss fight in the original MGS While the player must switch the controller port on the original PSX to win, others have pointed out that modern consoles like the PS5 and even the Nintendo Switch don’t have the same input switching feature as the original PlayStation. Ditto for the lack of analog buttons used on the PS2 to raise and lower a gun based on the pressure of your thumb: these functions were added to the Xbox 360 versions of MGS2 And 3 with D-Pad combinations.
But what is perhaps strangest is that previous PC ports of Metal Gear Solid And sons of liberty Keyboard support offered.
Metal Gear Solid has supported keyboard input in the past
Back in 2020, 1998 Metal Gear Solid And sons of liberty re-released on PC via GOG. While the second game was finally Removed from store due to license issues, these versions support mouse and keyboard. I just lit this MGS on my PC and was able to run through the opening level with the arrow keys and also call up the inventory with other keys. Perfectly playable. According to reports Metal Gear Solid 2 was also playable by keyboard before it was delisted.
kotaku has reached out to Konami for comment.
The GOG PC versions of the game were far from perfect as they were revived versions of the old one. faulty PC connections released in the 2000s. But it’s kind of weird to see these versions of metal gears supports keyboard input, but supposedly not the coming ports.
And although it might be a bit early to dismiss these latest ports outright master collectiona lack of new, livable features like flexible input support does not bode well.