Metal Gear Solid HD: 2 & 3 Is Temporarily Being Removed From Sale On Xbox
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In a strange turn of events, Konami has announced it is temporarily removing Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition 2 & 3 from digital storefronts while it looks at renewing licenses for "select historical archive footage used in-game".

The announcement was made on Konami's official site which confirmed both titles will be removed from digital storefronts - including Xbox - from November 8th.

"We are currently working on renewing the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game, therefore, we have made the temporary decision to begin suspending the sale of METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3 and all products that include these games from digital storefronts globally starting from November 8th, 2021."

Konami went on to ask fans for their patience while also stressing it is working to make "these products available for purchase once again".

It's all a bit sudden, but hopefully it won't be too long before the titles are restored. For the time being, if you want to purchase Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 on Xbox, you'll have to look at picking up a physical edition.

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