Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection - A Brief Appearance and Disappearance on Steam
The highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection briefly surfaced on Steam, only to vanish just as quickly, leaving fans puzzled and craving answers. The collection, which features the iconic stealth series' first three volumes, appeared on the popular gaming platform with an unexpected notice that it wouldn't support mouse and keyboard controls before disappearing just half an hour later.
The news of the Master Collection's Steam debut stirred up mixed emotions among fans. While many were thrilled to see the legendary series finally making its way to the platform, the lack of mouse and keyboard support left others feeling disappointed. Before the pages were taken down, they stated that a gamepad would be required to play the games, with no support for keyboard and mouse controls planned.
It's unknown why the pages for the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection were removed from Steam, but some speculate that it could have been an accidental early launch. Regardless, the situation has gained attention, and fans are now eagerly awaiting an official statement from Konami regarding the collection's release on Steam. On June 23, the official Metal Gear Twitter account stated that they are "currently working on releasing the pre-order page" and will share more details as soon as possible.
While the exclusion of mouse and keyboard support appears to be a frustrating choice by Konami, it's worth noting that the Metal Gear Solid games were originally developed with gamepads in mind. Even so, the absence of these controls may deter potential players who prefer the ease and precision of keyboard and mouse inputs. Despite this, die-hard fans of the series will surely be eager to re-experience the iconic stealth action with a gamepad in hand, just as it was originally intended.
As it stands, the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection's sudden appearance and disappearance on Steam has left the gaming community with questions and anticipation. While the lack of mouse and keyboard support may disappoint some, others will be eagerly awaiting further news and updates from Konami regarding the collection's official release. For now, fans will have to stay tuned to the official Metal Gear social media channels for any new information and prepare themselves for the return of Snake and the Metal Gear universe to PC gaming.