Throughout the year, there have been rumors of a Metal Gear Solid remake, but there hasn’t been a confirmation yet from the developer or publisher. Spanish outlet Areajugones reports that a new version, exclusively for the PS5, has been in the works for years and there could be an announcement soon.
As with all rumors and leaks, this information should be taken with a grain of salt. While a remake doesn’t necessarily sound too fancy for PlayStation or Konami, it’s interesting to note that it hasn’t been confirmed which studio or publisher will be working on the project.
Konami has already expressed deep interest in remakes, and the publisher has announced a remake for Silent Hill 2, which will be available exclusively on the PS5. So it stands to reason for the publisher to look to the rest of its IP catalog and Metal Gear Solid is undoubtedly one of the hottest on the list. No release window or team involved in the project has been revealed as of yet, so much of the information currently present is purely speculation.
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Metal Gear Solid remake for PS5 could be a reality
The Metal Gear franchise is one of, if not the most important game franchise that is responsible for not only bringing the stealth action genre into the mainstream, but also revolutionizing game design in general. Hideo Kojima became one of the most sought after names in gaming thanks to the success of the Metal Gear games, though he is no longer at the helm of the franchise.
Kojima and Konami parted ways after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the iconic game creator now runs his own independent studio, Kojima Productions. So if a remake were to actually materialize, it’s likely that Hideo Kojima wouldn’t be attached to the project.
With the Bloober Team in charge of the Silent Hill 2 remake, the question of who takes the lead in developing the Metal Gear Solid remake seems more pressing. There are a number of big studios that could be up to the task, but working on a franchise as revered as Metal Gear Solid certainly comes with a lot of pressure.
Fans have been waiting for a new Metal Gear game for quite some time, but with series creator Kojima no longer at the helm, a new game seems unlikely and unappealing to the general gaming audience. A new version opens up a lot of new possibilities and it will be interesting to see what kind of gameplay improvements and story changes may be present in the new version, if any.
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