Various HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be temporarily removed from the PlayStation Store starting today, as Konami works to renew “the licenses for certain archive images used in the game ”. This means that the games in question will no longer be available for purchase for an unconfirmed period of time, and a quick scan of the PS Store suggests that they have already been recalled in the UK at least. However, even though the publisher does not note this in a press release, we assume that you should still be able to download and play the affected titles if you purchased them before today.
The games removed from the PS Store today are:
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition (PS3 and PS Vita)
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (PS3 and PS Vita)
- Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (PS3 and PS Vita)
The Metal Gear Solid HD collection has also been removed from PS Now. “We sincerely ask for your patience and understanding as we work to make these products available for purchase once again. Thank you for your continued support of the Metal Gear Solid series, ”concluded Konami. The games in the series have repeatedly used historical war footage to help ground some of their more ambitious plot points, and it is these tapes that Konami will attempt to renew licenses for.