Metal Gear Licensing

Snake’s greatest nemesis yet… litigation!

In an interesting turn of events it seems that both Metal Gear Solid 2+3 and any collections that include these games have been temporarily removed from digital storefronts by Konami. Now while this would normally spark massive outcry and worry about the future of the series they actually released a statement about this and it’s a whole lot sillier than you may think.

As it turns out both these games use various segments that contain real-world historical footage that is not quite in the public domain yet. As such the licenses for this footage recently ran out and so to avoid the potential ramifications of the law Konami have decided to temporarily remove the games until they can get the licenses back. It’s a silly situation but at least it’s nothing serious. Let’s just hope that Konami will be swift in renewing these licenses so people can enjoy the adventures of Snake and co. as soon as possible. Let’s just not entertain the thought that they won’t renew the license… that surely wouldn’t happen… right?

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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