Will Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain come to the Nintendo Switch?

Metal Gear Solid

When it comes down to action adventure & stealth titles Metal Gear Solid is considered to be one of the most recognizable names in the video game industry in relation to those respective genres.  The Metal Gear Solid series has been around since the 1980’s and has grow dramatically in popularity since its inception on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987.   However, following the late 80’s and early 90’s the Metal Gear Solid series has been available for almost every game console including PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.  While the Metal Gear Solid series has been featured on many game systems for over the past two decades they have not been included on hardly any Nintendo based home consoles.

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In terms of home consoles the only Metal Gear Solid game that we ever saw on Nintendo was Twin Snakes which was co-developed by Konami & Silicon Knights and released for GameCube during the early 00’s.   Since its release back in the Fall of 2015 Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain as sold over 3 million units worldwide on the PlayStation 4.  Even though, Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain did great in terms of sales for the PS4 the numbers for other game console such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 3 had paled in comparison.  The reason why Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain could not be featured on game consoles such as the Nintendo Wii or the Wii-U was mainly due to the fact that the Fox Engine did not run on either one of those systems.

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Since we all know that the Nintendo Switch is capable of supporting the Unreal Engine 4 it would be pretty cool to see Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain for a game console such as the Nintendo Switch.   However, since the Fox Engine only runs on certain game consoles its very unlikely that we will ever see Phantom Pain on the Nintendo Switch in the near future.   In fact, there is a better chance that we will see Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes on Virtual Console since its something many fans of the series have been dying to see for many years now.  While having Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain on the Nintendo Switch sounds great in theory it might now play out so well in practice.  While the PlayStation 4 port of Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain has done the best in terms of worldwide sales other consoles have simply come up short and some would argue that the Nintendo Switch would be no different.

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