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Konami Appear To Be Making Progress With Metal Gear Rising’s Region Lock On PC


It looks like Konami are making some headway on the Metal Gear Rising region-lock front on PC. As previously reported, Rising is unavailable in certain parts of Europe and Asia, with cross-region gifting disabled as well.


Yesterday, however, Platinum Games’ J.P. Kellams tweeted: “MGR Region News: Ireland is apparently in the clear, along with some countries in the Middle East. Still dunno about Asia. Waiting to hear.”


Last week, Kellams tweeted that he was aware of the region lock issue, and that, while PlatinumGames have no control over the region lock, Konami were “looking into it”.


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is available today on Steam.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.