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Metal Gear Rising: PS3 is lead platform – Identical ports likely

Earlier on we gave you a look at some new Metal Gear Rising gameplay footage since it was recently announced that the game is to be remade by Platinum Games, who are taking over the core development duties from Kojima Productions.

Now though, we have some good news for PlayStation 3 owners, as Platinum Games has just confirmed that the PS3 version of the game will be the lead platform. If you watched the recent interview that Konami posted revealing the real story behind the switchover, you would have seen Platinum Games using an Xbox 360 controller when designing the game, raising one or two eyebrows.

Atsushi Inaba, who is the producer for Metal Gear Rising at Platinum Games has taken to Twitter to clear a few things up for curious gamers, by revealing that the PS3 will be the lead platform. Here’s the Tweet below to show you what he said, courtesy of AndriaSang who has translated it from Japanese.

“So, in closing, Metal Gear Rising’s lead platform is also PlayStation 3,”

Prior to the quote above, Inaba had been talking about how the team (Platinum Games) made mistakes with the PS3 version of Bayonetta, which was developed by Sega. Only the Xbox 360 version was handled by Platinum Games, and it resulted in major loading issues on the PS3 version for many gamers. Platinum Games are now looking to learn from their mistakes though, as it will be the PS3 version which is developed first, and then a port will be made for the Xbox 360.

This isn’t the end of the world for Xbox 360 owners by any means, it just means that the chances of both versions being identical are far greater now that the PS3 version is taking lead. As an Xbox 360 or PS3 owner, what are your thoughts on this announcement? Are you confident that both games will be identical, or do you feel that PS3 may have a slight edge?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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