Just when you thought PS3 was on the verge of getting hold of that triple A title it needs so much, that very same triple A title it needs so much gets delayed.
Back in September at the Tokyo Game Show Konami said the game would hit 'this winter'. That's now been changed to "second quarter of 2008" at the earliest.
The official statement from Konami Japan reads:
Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots Release Update October 31, 2007
Konami announced today that Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots, the latest in the Metal Gear series, is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2008.
Konami had initially intended to release Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots this winter and has been working on the production of the title.
Konami has decided to delay the title's release in order to make further improvements to the quality of the game and provide even greater enjoyment for more customers worldwide.
Konami will continue its efforts to make Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots meet everyone's expectations.
We don't doubt you Konami, but that sure is a bit of a blow.