Hideo Kojima has explained why upcoming Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection won't be released on Xbox 360.
Speaking on the latest episode of his radio show (translated by Kotaku), Kojima cited the size of PS3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4 as the primary reason.
"I'm sorry to say an Xbox 360 version isn't being released, because an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn't gone on sale," he explained. "To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous."
Kojima went on to point out that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released on Sony's Blu-ray disc, which is capable of storing substantially more data than the Xbox 360 DVDs. According to Kojima it would take seven discs to hold the game.
"I want to put [The Legacy Collection] out," Kojima added, "but we won't be releasing it."
Kojima suggested a next-gen release of Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection as a possibility.
"When it's the next [Xbox] console, maybe we can release [The Legacy Collection]," he said. "If we released a version on the Xbox 360 without MGS4, then it's not The Legacy Collection."
The collection is expected to be available in Japan in June. It will include: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 (which includes the original MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition.