PlayStation 3 fans won’t be getting their hands on Solid Snake’s latest adventure this holiday season. Konami has announced that “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” has been delayed in both Japan and the United States. The game was originally set to be released later this year. It is now on schedule to ship during the first quarter of 2008 in Japan and the second quarter of 2008 in the U.S. That means gamers should expect to see ‘MSG4’ sometime around late April-early June ’08.
Call it a hunch, but don’t be surprised to see an announcement soon about ‘MGS4’ on the Xbox 360. The title is currently a PS3 exclusive, but there have been rumblings about that changing. During Konami’s press release to announce the PS3 delay, the developer said the delay was to “make further improvements to the quality of the game and provide even greater enjoyment for more customers worldwide.” More customers worldwide? Xbox 360 customers, perhaps? Stay tuned.