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Metal Gear Solid HD Fan Remake Mysteriously Shuts Down

by : Ewan Moore on : 07 Mar 2016 10:12

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Ewan Moore

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.

Topics: Gaming

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