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Konami bringing trophies to MGS4

Thu, 12th Jul 2012
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Trophies and achievements are becoming ever more important to gamers, so it's no surprise that one of the best games EVER is finally, finally getting a trophy patch.

A tweet from Konami earlier today has confirmed that a trophy support patch for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is currently in development.

"Long awaited #MGS 4 Trophy patch is in development along with new game version supporting Trophies. More news to come!” the tweet reads.

The reason the patch is coming now - four years too late - is because Sony at first thought the Achievement system implemented by Microsoft upon launch of the Xbox 360 was a mere novelty.

Which it sort of is – but trophies and achievements have become increasingly more important to gamers, as they give us a reason to keep on playing the game, often well past the point of exhaustion.

This means that many earlier titles for the PS3 do not have trophy support, meaning gamers are often forced to rely on patches like this to provide further challenge to older games.

The ‘new game version' mentioned by Konami is most likely a cheaper version of the game to be released sometime later this year.

International reports have noted MGS creator Hideo Kojima telling Japan's Famitsu magazine that MGS4 will receive a budget release in August, with the trophy patch likely to come at the same time.

It's very possible that both releases will coincide with a Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary Event being held on August 30 at Tokyo Midtown, Konami's main office.

Whenever the patch is released, fans of the series and this game will be ecstatic – it's definitely a game worth replaying, regardless of new content. 

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