Future Metal Gear Solid remakes will be made 'if fans want them', Konami confirms
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Future Metal Gear Solid remakes will be made as long as ‘fans want them’, Konami confirms.
Finally, after months upon months of rumours and speculation, a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was officially revealed by Konami during the most recent PlayStation Showcase event.
The MGS3 remake will be built from the ground up and is said to be a faithful recreation of its source material. Konami will be developing it in-house with the aid of Virtuos, a studio that has also aided the development of other massive projects including Horizon Forbidden West, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and New World.
“We are remaking Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, one of the most beloved instalments of the Metal Gear series, revealing the origin story of Snake, as Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater,” said Konami in a statement. “We are working hard for Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater to be a faithful recreation of the original story and game design while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.”
Interestingly, the number ‘3’ has been dropped in the title of the remake and replaced with a triangle symbol. Following the reveal of the remake, Konami explained what the triangle symbol represents.
“The Delta symbol (Δ) was chosen because its meaning fits the concept of the remake project,” tweeted the official MGS page. “Delta means "change" or "difference" without changing structure.”
The Delta symbol (Δ) was chosen because its meaning fits the concept of the remake project.— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@Metalgear) May 25, 2023
Delta means "change" or "difference" without changing structure.#MetalGearSolid#MGSDelta pic.twitter.com/LRWrNzg3he
Befittingly, to begin the new phase of Metal Gear Solid remakes, Snake Eater offers the perfect starting point with it chronologically taking place at the start of the series. So in theory, and only taking into account the main entries in the series, Peace Walker and the original PS1 game from 1998 could be next.
Sure, the above statement is a little vague, but it does seem to imply that the door is open in regard to the possibility of further Metal Gear Solid remakes. It also makes sense for Konami to follow this path, as it’s a surefire way for the company to print money. What’s more, with the Silent Hill 2 remake also on the way, remakes certainly appear to be the current strategy of Konami.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that we already have a remake of the original game with Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes for the Nintendo GameCube in 2004. However, it’s fair to say that this remake did not reach a mass audience with it being restricted to one platform and fans will no doubt welcome another remake of the OG PS1 classic.