PS3 Is Lead Platform For Metal Gear Rising

Yesterday, Konami released a video interview regarding Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance which showed the game being controlled using an Xbox 360 controller. This caused speculation that the game might be developed on an Xbox 360 as the lead platform. However, that is not the case – the game was being played on a PC and the only way to connect a controller to a PC was using an Xbox 360 controller.

Platinum Games Producer Atsushi Inaba cleared the confusion today via a series of tweets. He said that multiplatform games made by his company have always developed on PS3 as the lead platform starting from Vanquish. The only title that Platinum produced that was developed on Xbox 360 was Bayonetta; the PS3 version was handled by external developer, which explains the broken state of the game when it released.

To end the confusion once and for all, he tweeted:

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

So there you go, now that we know that the PS3 is the lead platform we can all expect a top-notch version of the game will release on PS3. Vanquish‘s release last year proved that having the PS3 as the lead platform was the way to go for Platinum, even if it may be more challenging.