First reported by PCGamesN, it does not seem like the Metallic Gear Strong: Grasp Assortment’s PC ports will ship with mouse and keyboard assist. Earlier than being taken down, the Steam pages of the three Metallic Gear Strong video games coming in quantity one all had a discover that they have been gamepad-only.

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SteamDB exhibits that the pages have been made public on June 21 earlier than getting taken down simply half an hour later. On June 23, the official Metallic Gear Twitter account launched a press release that it’s “at the moment engaged on releasing the pre-order web page” and that it “will launch particulars concerning the web page as quickly as doable.”

The Steam pages nonetheless had the video games’ official launch as October 24, and it is not clear why they have been eliminated. Metallic Gear fan account LordEmmerich took screenshots of the pages earlier than they went darkish, together with notices for every game that they may “require a controller as a way to play. Enjoying with a keyboard and mouse is not supported.”

The poorly regarded, unique PC ports of MGS 1 and MGS 2: Subsistence each had keyboard controls, however most guides to operating the video games deal with getting them working with a gamepad. Whereas it could be some irritating nook reducing from Konami to axe M&Ok assist totally, I do form of get it. The video games have been constructed with gamepads in thoughts, and today even probably the most die-hard mouse and keyboard avid gamers do preserve a backup gamepad round like John Wick packing a lil sidearm within the outdated ankle holster.

I am simply confused as to why the pages have been taken down—each rationalization I can consider is believable however sounds off. Even when the pages have been by accident launched early, subsequently taking them down has simply referred to as consideration to it and confused everybody. If the discover about keyboard assist was in error, why not handle that immediately? We’ll keep watch over Konami’s official channels for the Grasp Assortment’s reappearance on Steam.