Konami's famed Metal Gear Solid 4 arrived for the Sony PlayStation 3 back in June 2008 just one month shy of the system update that added the ubiquitous Trophies to the PS3 experience. Rumors and promises have persisted for years that an update would add Sony's take on Achievements into the game, but such a patch has yet to materialize. After four years of patience, however, word now comes that Solid Snake's big adventure will, in fact, receive a fresh injection of Trophies. Kotaku has this quick blip:
Good things comes to those to wait—or trophies, rather. MGS4 is finally getting PlayStation trophies via patch. The timeframe isn't clear, but it could be in August, when a budget re-release of the game hits in Japan.
Four years is a long time to wait for a Trophy patch, and traditionally these post-release Trophy patches require one to replay the game to earn them (previous accomplishments that would normally trip the Trophy conditions do not count). I love a good Trophy hunt, but I can't always be bothered to replay a game just to earn those bronze bonuses. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Tomb Raider: Underworld both received Trophy patches long after release. In Uncharted's case, I played the game for the first time post-patch, so I earned the Trophies on my first time through the game, but Tomb Raider would require a replay if I ever wanted to go back and earn everything. It'll be a few years before I'm ready to do that. I bet that it's been a long time since most Metal Gear Solid fans replayed MGS4, so perhaps this is a good excuse for a replay?