For many years it was believed that the creators of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots had an agreement on an exclusive on the PlayStation 3, and so far it is to some extent because the game lives only on this console, it did not have it? port, no remaster, no reprints. However, this is not related to the agreement between Konami and Sony, and even the developer team considered the possibility of the game to go to Xbox 360, because, contrary to expectations, it went very well on this console.
This was told by the former employee of Kojima Productions Ryan Payton in the book of Ultimate History of Video Games: Volume 2. The producer who worked at Kojima Productions in the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots said that the game went well on Xbox 360. According to Ryan, a team of developers did not want to work with Microsoft equipment because they were Sony fans, so they thought that Metal Gear Solid 4 would not work well on Xbox 360.
However, Peyton said that a separate Konami team was created in order to test the game on Xbox 360 and understand whether a full -fledged port is possible.
Despite how my colleagues were depressed by the development of PS3, most of them were still in the inveterate Sony fans and were opposed to spending resources on such testing. They believed that the MGS4 would look terrible and work on the older and inferior gland Microsoft. On one fateful day the Konami R team&D held a meeting at which we saw the fruits of their work – Metal Gear Solid 4 worked perfectly and smoothly on Xbox 360. As one of the few ardent Xbox fans in the office, I was delighted
Despite the fact that the tests were in favor of the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the Xbox 360, Konami did not approve of it due to the format of the discovery used by the console, since the game occupied 50 GB, and even on PS3 had to be released on special two-layer Blu-ray, but in the case of the Microsoft system, several discs would have to be used, and the Japanese company considered it would not be a profitable deal.