Metal Gear Solid producer sends 2023 remake rumours into overdrive
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The rumours of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid remake have hotted up to a nuclear level following an interview with one of the producers of the cherished series.
Noriaki Okamura worked on a number of the smaller Metal Gear Solid entries like Metal Gear Acid 2, Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, and Metal Gear Survive. Speaking to Famitsu in an end-of-year feature, he said that next year will be "a year of many announcements" and advised fans to keep a weather eye out for something that has been "long-awaited." Shoutout to Gematsu for the translations.
Is this the Metal Gear Solid remake that gamers have hankered after for years? Or is it in fact the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake? Or is it... both?
Check out the trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake, from the developer of Blair Witch, below:
In early September, leaker Aesthetic Gamer asserted that there were remasters of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 on the way. Soon afterward, a strange Unreal Engine 5 video seemed to suggest that Metal Gear Solid 3 was getting a lick of paint and a reveal at The Game Awards. Clearly that second part didn't happen but we're still unsure about that Morse code. And there's Bluepoint Games' recent holiday-themed tease about its new game and fans were dead certain that was a hint for a Metal Gear Solid remake.
Obviously, I'm tearing chunks out of my scalp and wailing "what could it all mean?" - it's a great way to save on haircuts. The way I see it, the rumours of Metal Gear Solid remasters/remakes are so rampant that it is possible that Okamura is not pointing towards one. Metal Gear Solid fans have been so starved of content that the merest wink or nudge is enough to send them over the edge. Let's wait to see what the producer pulls out of his sleeve before we catapult ourselves to conclusions.