Rumors seem to be growing about Konami working on a set of new remasters of Metal Gear Solid 1-3. The rumors started from an article in the publication Video Game Chronicle, where it was reported at the end that Konami is planning to remaster its classic Metal Gear Solid games.
The horror game developer and leaker Dusk Golem later backed this up claiming, "I know that to be 100% true, I had heard that for a fact (and not surprised I'm not the only one who heard about it)."
Last year, VGC was behind another Metal Gear Solid rumor, stating that Singaporean developer Virtuos was working on a Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake.
When asked about this on Twitter, following the release of the most recent article, VGC Editor Andy Robinson claimed this remake was still in development too, as far as he understood. This means that if VGC's sources are correct, then we'd be getting both a remaster and a remake, which seems like an odd business decision from Konami, though stranger things have happened.
Worth noting is that Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 were previously remastered as part of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, though Metal Gear Solid was not included in that particular package.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater were both removed from digital storefronts last November due to licensing issues. This means that the only way to buy the games, for the time being, is to purchase them secondhand. Earlier this year, Konami stated via Twitter that it would "resume sales of titles whose sales have been temporarily suspended" during celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the original Metal Gear.
Both titles have yet to make a return to storefronts, but perhaps a set of remasters will be the way Konami goes about achieving this.
What do you make of this rumor? Let us know below!
The first MGS remains one of my all-time favorite games. I don’t feel that 2 or 3 were quite as good. I wonder, if this rumor is true, if the remaster will be of the PS1 version or Twin Snakes? I’m partial to the original myself.
@MSaturn It will definitely be the PS1 version, if they are planning on a multi-platform release.
Nintendo partially owns the rights to The Twin Snakes, and if it ever gets a remaster, it will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
I'm hoping that this remastered collection would include The Twin Snakes as a bonus for Nintendo Switch while Snake vs. Monkey is included as a bonus for PlayStation 4/5.
If I were Konami, I would do three separate Metal Gear collections, which will be:
Metal Gear Solid Anniversary Collection (Vol. 1)
Metal Gear Solid Future Collection (Vol. 2)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Ultimate Experience (Vol. 3)
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