You can almost hear the Konami war machine whirring into action as the fan-made Metal Gear Solid remake – codenamed Shadow Moses – gets a fantastic new trailer.
If you’re going to be rebuilding a game from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4 (as is the trend of late) then you might as well make it one of the best games of all time. No, not Barbie’s Dream House. I obviously mean Metal Gear Solid 1. Weirdo.
The trailer has been uploaded to YouTube by the remake’s creator Airam Hernandez, and he’s been making it completely clear that it is in no way being made with Konami’s consent. Yet. Because Konami.
Hernandez told Eurogamer:
We just need to clarify something: Konami owns the MGS copyright and therefore sooner or later we will need their full permission. We have therefore chosen to openly share this project from the beginning so that we can deal with any issues that may arise as they come. We believe this is better than putting years of work into a project only to get it shut down.
If you want to see Shadow Moses take off, then probs best not mention anything to Konami, eh? Mum’s the word.