Be careful when making your purchase of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance through Steam. The game went live yesterday, and players are out with pitchforks over the title not being available for play offline. Nowhere in the game’s Steam page does it state this either, making many feel cheated by Konami over their purchase.
However, a phantom DRM policy on Konami’s behalf is not to blame for this little mishap. Reports are coming out that the Steam API is causing the issues, and a NeoGAF poster has already found a difficult getaround.
Platinum Games and Konami are aware of the situation and are trying to get to the bottom of the issues. Creative Producer J.P. Kellams assured fans on his Twitter page.
No idea. I’ll ask first thing. RT @GeneralDysisa: something preventing people from playing the game unless online. Glitch or intentional?
— JP Kellams (@PG_jp) January 9, 2014
There seems to be no need for pointing fingers as the situation is bound to solve itself with both companies on the case. Just beware when making your purchase that Steam can’t be in offline mode for the game to load.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has not had a smooth PC launch. Aside from the online troubles, the game is locked at a low resolution, and it is region locked in many other territories outside of America. Welcome to my convoluted world of buying Japanese Steam games. Konami is working hard to rectify all the issues.