MGR:R Japanese Exclusivity Woes

Go! Attack the PC Players!

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was recently released on GOG for PC users to purchase and play, yay for more diverse storefonts! However, this revealed a very strange quirk for the game as shortly afterwards, within the hour, the game was quickly removed from the Japanese version of the site.

Now, for a Japanese-made game this may seem like a strange choice, and it goes even deeper as it turns out that the game has never actually had a PC release in Japan, only outside of the country. Why is this the case? Well nobody is sure for certain but it most likely is due to Sony having exclusivity rights to the game when it was first released in Japan, Konami and Sony both being Japanese companies and all, and as such the game is stuck on the PS3 until it is bundled in the next metal gear solid collection game. It’s a very odd thing and just proves how silly exclusivity is in the gaming sector, something that I would be happy to see wiped out in favour of a more open market. It seems however that games companies don’t like others playing with their toys… Don’t even get me started on Nintendo.

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

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