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Steam says no keyboard support for Metal Gear Solid

Keyboard and mouse players may have to miss out on the long-awaited Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol 1, according to the official Steam pages.

An image of Snake from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, with a shocked look on his face.

The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 is finally coming to Steam, and with any highly-anticipated port of a famous game series you’d expect it to have basic PC functionality. However, the official Steam pages for the iconic stealth games revealed that there will be no keyboard and mouse support when the collection of games releases later this year.

Discovered by Twitter user LordEmmerich, the individual Steam pages for the games included as part of the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol 1, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, all include notice warnings which reveal that PC players will have to use controllers in order to play these versions of the games.

“Metal Gear Solid – Master Collection Version requires a controller in order to play” the notice states, “playing with a keyboard and mouse isn’t supported.”

Shortly after LordEmmerich shared the screenshots of the notices on Twitter, all the Steam pages were delisted, making some hope they were errors on behalf of Konami. But alas, the Steam pages returned a with the notices still intact.

The requirement to use a controller is a frustrating one, especially as I want to make use of the best gaming mouse! However, the investment into a good PC controller is worth it alone to experience the original Metal Gear Solid games, especially where Psycho Mantis is concerned.

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In anticipation for the game’s release you can check out our guide for the best PC controllers so you won’t miss out on the opportunity to play one of the greatest game series ever made, come its release on October 24.