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‘Metal Gear Solid 2’ mod adds a third-person camera to Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece

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Twenty years ago this month Konami released Metal Gear Solid 2: Fabrican extended reissue of MGS2: Sons of Liberty. If you’re looking for an excuse to get one of the , now is the perfect time. Mud oct0xor was released over the weekend a mod that adds a third-person camera to Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece.

If it’s been a while since you played MGS2you may have forgotten that the game used an overhead camera that was a remnant of Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake and Metal Gear Solid. It was only in 2006 Metal Gear Solid 3: Livelihoodthe extended reissue of snake eater, that Hideo Kojima and Konami have implemented a good third-person camera. That bit of history is also where the mod’s name comes from, with The Substance of Subsistence referring to the expanded editions of each game.

Add a new perspective to MGS2 was no easy task. “The code to have a normal third-person camera was never present in the game, and to implement it I had to reverse engineer and rewrite a lot of things in the game engine,” oct0xor told me. . You can learn more about the work involved in a oct0xor shared a few months ago.

Instructions for installing the Substance of Subsistence can be found at: . The tricky part is finding a copy of the game for PC. Konami from GOG and other digital storefronts about a “temporary” licensing issue in 2021. In July, the company said it was still working to resolve the dispute, but didn’t provide a timeline for when the games would be available to purchase again.

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