Xbox Live boss John Schappert has said he would love to see Metal Gear Solid 4 on 360, and that the console certainly has power enough to handle the beefy game.

"I'm certainly in the fan club that would love to see Kojima-san's masterpiece come our way. It would be wonderful to play Metal Gear Solid on the Xbox. It could become another of the many franchises that started their life on another console that are now coming our way," Schappert told MCV.

"I can't speak on behalf of Konami, but I can shed more light on the fact that we definitely have the power to run MGS4.

"There are a lot of recent examples that are in true high-def on our platform and aren't on PS3. We've got an amazing amount of horsepower and graphics power," he added.

His comments further grind the rumour mill set into action by Japanese Konami PR Yoshitaka Arai, who told a regional publication yesterday that "worldwide demand" for MGS4 on Xbox 360 was "quite high", and something the company was "looking into".

Kojima told us in August he was fed up of people asking for MGS4 on Xbox 360, but then he's trying to move away from the series and leave future instalments to a younger team, anyway.

The Metal Gear Solid creator is expected to unveil a brand new game at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, too.

What's all the fuss about? Metal Gear Solid 4 only got 8/10. Look at all those worms!

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