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Konami Quickly Fixes Revengeance PC's Always-Online Problem

With admirable speed, Konami has addressed an issue with the PC version of Metal Gear Rising before it became a problem.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance came out yesterday for PC. If you haven't yet played it, now's as good a time as any to enjoy its distinctively Platinum Games-flavored take on the Metal Gear universe.

Unfortunately, there was a little hiccup in the release process which caused the game to not function correctly unless you had a stable Internet connection, leading to concerns that Konami may have snuck in some obtrusive DRM at the last minute.

Fortunately, this proved not to be the case; the issue apparently lay with a Steam API error rather than deliberately implemented DRM, and Platinum Games' JP Kellams seemed just as bewildered as everyone else when Twitter confronted him with the problems, but promised to work on a fix.

Said fix was put in place with admirable speed this morning. Konami assured prospective players that downloading the game now will provide you with a version that should work perfectly offline, while existing players should ensure their game has been updated through Steam in order to ensure it is working as intended. And that, hopefully, is the end of that.

Revengeance seems to be a quite a good console-to-PC port for once, though some users have reported issues attempting to play the game in 1080p when connecting their PC to an HDTV rather than a monitor -- the problem is reportedly due to refresh rates. Platinum and Konami are keeping track of any issues players are having and are attempting to resolve them as quickly as possible.

The game is available now via Steam.

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