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Temporary removal of METAL GEAR SOLID 2 and METAL GEAR SOLID 3 from digital stores

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I hope Konami returns the Metal Gear Sold series again on PSN store legacy.

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Even historical archive footage is now a timed licence?!

 

How is this even a thing..

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I hope Konami would just give up the licenses for Metal Gear Solid series and Silent Hill series and give them to Sony to do the grunt work.

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31 minutes ago, enaysoft said:

Even historical archive footage is now a timed licence?!

 

How is this even a thing..

The footage is owned by the studio that shot it. Check the credits of movies and games you play that use it and you'll see the credit for the source of the footage

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13 minutes ago, majob said:

The footage is owned by the studio that shot it. Check the credits of movies and games you play that use it and you'll see the credit for the source of the footage

 

It's the same footage from the 2001 release though isn't it? Just seems such a weird reason to delist a game, a licence expiring from using 20 year footage which presumably was footage of even older footage..

 

Can you imagine of these games were digital only? Digital only games are on sale, until suddenly they are potentially gone forever.

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27 minutes ago, enaysoft said:

It's the same footage from the 2001 release though isn't it? Just seems such a weird reason to delist a game, a licence expiring from using 20 year footage which presumably was footage of even older footage..

 

If it's owned by someone, then there will be a licence agreement for the usage. Doesn't matter how old it is, unless it's fallen into the public domain. There is pretty much always a time limit for being able to licence things from an owner, it's almost never unlimited.

 

27 minutes ago, enaysoft said:

Can you imagine of these games were digital only? Digital only games are on sale, until suddenly they are potentially gone forever.

 

It's already happened multiple times. Legend Of Korra for the PS3 & PS4, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 for the PS4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows for PS3, Plants vs. Zombies for the Vita. The list goes on.

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20 minutes ago, enaysoft said:

 

It's the same footage from the 2001 release though isn't it? Just seems such a weird reason to delist a game, a licence expiring from using 20 year footage which presumably was footage of even older footage..

 

Can you imagine of these games were digital only? Digital only games are on sale, until suddenly they are potentially gone forever.

It's not a strange reason at all because if Konami continued to sell the game without the license they would face a lawsuit from the studio. At the very least Konami is seeking to renew their license instead of simply delisting the game like many other companies do.

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36 minutes ago, majob said:

It's not a strange reason at all because if Konami continued to sell the game without the license they would face a lawsuit from the studio. At the very least Konami is seeking to renew their license instead of simply delisting the game like many other companies do.

 

Honestly shocked they didnt just remove them and then tell people...

 

I could be wrong but NASA allows people to use footage with credit to them.. i wonder if mgs3 uses any

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Both games are still available in the store at the current moment, but I don't know how long it will last, so you better hurry up

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