It might not have as much exclusives as the PS4, but if there is one thing that Microsoft fans can brag about, it is that they have Xbox One backwards compatibility. The feature has been a blessing for the console as fans have been able to replay their favorite Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One.
Well it seems like another favorite is getting backwards compatibility, as a recent interview with Platinum Games revealed that the developers would like to see Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on the current-gen console. The interview took place on Windows Central, where the developers unsurprisingly stated that it would be up to Konami.
As far as action games go, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is pretty great, with tons of action and a silly plot that players won?t have to take seriously. Fans might never warm up to Raiden, but giving the game Xbox One backwards compatibility would make a lot of Xbox 360 fans very happy.
However, like the interview stated, it is up to Konami to bring the last-gen action game to current-gen consoles. This is troublesome, since the company would rather use their beautiful Fox Engine to make CG scenes in pachinko machines, but the ball is in their court sadly. ?
To be fair, the company did allow the brilliant Castlevania: Symphony of the Night to have Xbox One backwards compatibility. This 2D epic was originally a game on the original PlayStation but was later ported to the Xbox 360 as part of the console?s popular Xbox Arcade feature on Xbox Live. It is still considered by many to be the best Castlevania game out there, and Konami should be commended on bringing the classic to current-gen consoles.
Considering how popular it was with the critics, Konami really should consider giving Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance backwards compatibility on Microsoft?s current-gen console. Then again, it was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360, so there is a good chance that the company might just re-release it as an HD remaster, which would not be the worst thing ever.
If Raiden?s hack-and-slash game ever gets backwards compatibility support, another title that should be included is the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. This collection was greatly remastered by Bluepoint Games, the guys who worked on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is available now on last-gen consoles. Platinum Games recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan for a wide variety of platforms and is currently working on Scalebound, which will be an Xbox One exclusive.