Metal Gear Solid HD Fan Remake Mysteriously Shuts Down

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Well, we always knew it was a possibility, but that doesn’t make it any more disappointing. Shadow Moses, the fan project that aimed to remake the PlayStation gem Metal Gear Solid in HD with Unreal Engine 4 has been shut down.

Back in January, the creator of the remake Airam Hernandez explained that the project was 100% unofficial, and that they’d need the permission of Konami somewhere down the line to put the final game out.

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The developers posted a short statement on Facebook:

Hi guys! We have an important announcement to make today: We have to cancel the Shadow Moses Project for reasons beyond our control. We would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support we have received. Shadow Moses team.

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So was this down to Konami getting involved and shutting the project down, or was it something else entirely? Only last month the Shadow Moses team teased a huge announcement for March 14, with many fans speculating that it’d be Konami giving their official support to the remake.

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If you want to torture yourself, you can watch a short video showing how the remake was shaping up below. Spoiler: It looked pretty fucking cool.

The dreamer in me wants to believe that next week’s announcement will still come, and that Konami and the Shadow Moses team were just playing a horrible trick on fans. I know in my heart that’s not the case though.


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