We claimed earlier this week that Microsoft would soon have the full support of development companies from both East and West, and judging by today's announcement from Konami, we weren't far off the mark. At the moment the only major names not developing for the Xbox are Square and Electronic Arts. Both are expected to make their own announcements soon. Konami's lineup for the Xbox will include Crash Bandicoot X, Jurassic Park X, Silent Hill X and Metal Gear Solid .. wait for it .. X. Yes that ferociously original naming convention exclusive (apologies) to next generation consoles has returned. Remember the N64's first spat of titles? It was This 64 and That X and so-on and so-forth. Hopefully the content of said games will go some way to improving the situation. Multi-million selling titles like Silent Hill and MGS will have gamers scrambling for units when the machine hits late next year. Meanwhile the PlayStation 2's Metal Gear Solid 2 will hit this year, and may well steal some of the thunder from this announcement. As far as Konami must be concerned though, it's all good.
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