“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 8th November 2021.
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 have been removed from digital stores due to licensing issues with their usage of historical footage.
The takedown affects Metal Gear titles across PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and more, for both standalone titles and collections.
It’s unclear whether the games will be back up soon including the licensed material, or if it will be removed from the games from now on.
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