An independent developer has recently been working on a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid using Unreal Engine 4, and fans around the world have been clenching their butt cheeks together, waiting for Konami to swoop in and shut it down. But the news we’ve all been praying for might just be on its way.
The devs have shared a few cryptic tweets on their Shadow Moses Twitter page, promising “big news” for fans soon, that suggests they may well have secured (or are close to securing) permission from Konami to see it through all the way. Check out the tweets below.
Big news behind the scenes, things are getting exciting on our end! Watch this space #MGSRemake
— The Fan Legacy: MGS (@ShadowMosesGame) February 1, 2016
Something major is brewing at the moment if we can make it happen, our lips our welded shut though! #MGSRemake
— The Fan Legacy: MGS (@ShadowMosesGame) January 27, 2016
The amount of important, awesome people this project has allowed us to contact has really showed us how many people want this game to happen
— The Fan Legacy: MGS (@ShadowMosesGame) January 28, 2016
What is happening? Konami green-lighting such an in-demand project would certainly give them some much needed good press after everything that happened with Kojima and P.T.
It’s also true that back in 2014, Konami gave the go ahead for a fan remake of the 1987 Metal Gear, but backed out pretty soon after. So, they have a history of supporting fan projects – but also of shutting them down. That clears up nothing then. We’ll be waiting with bated breath to see what exactly happens with this remake.
We really hope it happens. The original Metal Gear Solid was an absolutely incredible game, and revisiting it in HD would be a treat.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.