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Like any industry and commercial product, video games are involved in different legal issues that come to light at certain times. In this case, titles and consoles have various license agreements with expiration dates that are subject to renewal, and the impact of these processes is more noticeable in the digital versions. This is the case for HD editions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 that from tomorrow will no longer be for sale on digital platforms.

Quiet, the HD versions of Metal Gear Solid will be back soon

A few moments ago, Konami of Japan reported through its official site that it will suspend the sale of digital versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. As you surely remember, years ago the Japanese company released these games in a remastered version for systems such as PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as PC, which have been for sale on the respective digital platforms of each brand.

However, before you panic, you should know that this is only a suspension and not a permanent withdrawal. According to Konami, both games will be subject to a process of revision and renewal of licenses for video and historical archive material, as this does not belong to the Japanese company and it is necessary to renew the license rights so that the games can continue in the market.

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Once the licensing issues are addressed, the HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater They will return to digital platforms, so there is no reason to worry, except in the case where a license could not be fixed and the content had to be modified to avoid legal problems.

What deliveries of Metal Gear Solid will they come out of digital platforms?

With that said, Konami shared the list with the titles of Metal Gear Solid whose sale will be suspended from tomorrow:

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition ― PlayStation 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition ― PlayStation 3
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition ― PlayStation 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition ― PlayStation Vita
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition ― PlayStation Vita
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection ― PlayStation Vita
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection ― PlayStation Now
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 ― Xbox 360
  • Metal Gears Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D – Nintendo 3DS
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance ― GOG.com
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 HD for Shield TV ― Nvidia Shield
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 HD for Shield TV ― Nvidia Shield

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