New PlayStation Now leak is bad news for PS3 fans

A new PlayStation Now leak is bad news for PS3 fans and especially Metal Gear Solid fans. A new PS Now leak has revealed that not one, not two, but 56 games will be removed from the subscription service next month ahead of the merger with PS Plus in June. This was to some extent expected. A decent portion of these games are PS3 games, but that’s not bad news. That’s not good news, but the real bad news is that one of these games is Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, a game stranded on PS3. As you may know, PS Now was the only way to play the game unless you have a PS3 sitting around you. On May 17, this will no longer be the case, provided the leak is accurate, and right now there is no reason to doubt its validity.

Of course, if you are not one Metal Gear Solid fan so this bad news is irrelevant but considering Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the best games on PS3, it’s hard to imagine many falling into this camp. Released in 2008 by Hideo Kojima and Konami, the exclusive PS3 boasts a very impressive 94 on Metacritic.

If you are not one Metal Gear Solid fan, you are not out of the woods yet as it is not the only PS3 game to leave the subscription service next month, the following games or also: Sonic CD, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Altered Beast, Bomberman Ultra, Castlevania Lord of Shadow, Catherine, Comic Zone, Crazy Taxi, Fighting Vipers, Golden Ax, House of the Dead 3 + 4 + Overkill, Metal Gear Rising, Nights into Dreams, Renegade Ops, Sega Bass Fishing, Silent Hill HD Collection, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1 + 2, Sonic the Fighters, Sonic Generations, Sonic Unleashed, Super Hang On, The Revenge of Shinobi, Virtua Fighter 2 + V, Yakuza 4 + 5 and Zeno Clash 2. Some of these games are of course available elsewhere, but some are also stranded on PS3.

As always, we will keep you updated as the situation develops. In the meantime, for more coverage on everything PlayStation has to offer – including everything between the latest official news and the latest unofficial rumors and leaks – click here.