Steam might be getting classic PlayStation Metal Gear Solid games

If a recent leak is correct, Steam may be getting some classic PlayStation Metal Gear Solid games in the near future.

The report comes from well-known leaker Oops Leaks over on Twitter who stated that Steam would be getting classic Metal Gear Solid games sometime this year. The leaker stated that they’ve received “multiple signs that this would happen.” However, they added that they had “no clue” as to which specific titles and versions would be included.

As of the moment, only the two Metal Gear Solid V games—MGS V: The Phantom Pain and its teaser cum prequel Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes—are on Steam. Missing are the first four games in the series.

Back in the early 2000s, the Metal Gear Solid franchise was synonymous with the PlayStation brand, with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots being considered “killer apps” for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 respectively. It was only with MGS V that the series went fully multiplatform.

That said, games in the franchise have been released on PC before. The original Metal Gear Solid hit the platform in 2000—three years after its initial PS1 release—and Metal Gear Solid 2 followed in 2003. However, both games are not available on Steam—though the PC ports can be found on GOG instead. (Read: Here’s what you need to know about Valve’s Steam Deck)

More intriguing is the possibility of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and MGS4 finally finding their way onto PC. The former has only had rereleases on other consoles (specifically Xbox 360 as part of the Metal Gear HD Collection and 3DS) while the latter has never made its way out of PlayStation 3.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that these two are the “classic” Metal Gear Solid games being referenced in the leak—Konami could simply be re-releasing the old PC ports of MGS and MGS2. But if they are coming to Steam then it represents a chance for these classic titles to find a new audience on the platform.

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