Konami puts all the rumors of a Xbox version of MGS4 to rest, officially confirming that the game is launching only on PlayStation 3.

While many gamers had hoped that the Metal Gear Solid 4 25th Anniversary release would make its way onto the Xbox 360, Konami told Eurogamer earlier today that the game will be exclusive to PlayStation 3.

“It's a welcome return to the rumour,” a Konami representative told Eurogamer. “But there are no plans to release Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360.”

Originally released in 2008 MGS4: Guns of the Patriots has received overwhelming critical acclaim and extremely positive reviews for its variety of new in-game features and mechanics, revolutionizing the franchise in terms of gameplay and content.

The game takes place in 2014, five years after the events of MGS2, and details Snake's "last mission" to eliminate Liquid Ocelot who is preparing to hijack the Sons of the Patriots control network. Snake, who is aging rapidly and deteriorating at an exponential rate, only has one year left to live…and he decides to spend his last year by taking doing what he does best: kicking ass.

In MGS4 players are faced with classic signature stealth action along with an engaging story arc that puts forth a new era of tactical espionage elements, making MGS4 one of the most popular and well-executed titles in the franchise.

It's quite understandable why gamers would want this game released on the Xbox 360 with Konami's celebration of Metal Gear Solid's 25th Anniversary…but for now players will have to make do with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

Metal Gear Solid: 25th Annivversary is slated for release next month for a £20 price point.