The Reason over some old footage used in the intros. I do hope this is temporary
The full text of the statement reads:
*** [Important Notification] Temporarily remove METAL GEAR SOLID 2 and METAL GEAR SOLID 3 from digital storefronts (PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, etc.)
Thank you for playing the METAL GEAR series.
We are currently working on renewing licenses for certain historical archival material used in the game, so we made a temporary decision to begin the suspension of sales of METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3 and all products that include these games in digital format. showcases around the world starting November 8, 2021.
We sincerely ask for your patience and understanding as we work to make these products available for purchase again.
Thank you for your continued support of the METAL GEAR series.Via Geek Culture