Metal Gear Solid 1 is reportedly getting a modern remake, leaving MGS fans torn over the future of the series.
Over the last year, Konami has embarked on a journey to revive its iconic franchise for modern audiences through remasters and remakes. Last October, Konami released Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 for all current-gen platforms, which included all of the mainline Metal Gear games through Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. A remake of Snake Eater is coming and there’s evidence of MGS4 and MGS5 getting re-released on modern platforms.
Konami seems to be re-committing to the franchise after several years of ignoring it and those efforts might be redoubled. The company is reportedly set to begin a new project that will excite even the most jaded Metal Gear fans.
Will there be a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake?
Konami is working on a PlayStation 5 remake of Metal Gear Solid 1, according to reports.
According to Areajugones, the game has been in development for several years, and will be a true PlayStation 5 exclusive; it won’t won’t make it to PlayStation 4, PC, or other consoles. This is unlike Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, which was released on all currently supported consoles consoles.
Konami previously told IGN Japan that it chose to remake Metal Gear Solid 3 first and re-release it as Delta because it depicts the birth of Big Boss, which is the starting point of the series’ story. The publisher also said that it will consider remakes of other past titles according to customer feedback.
The news of a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake follows internal reporting from Konami that indicates plans for multiple Silent Hill remakes. Alongside Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, the company is also remaking Silent Hill 2. Konami has not officially confirmed any plans for Metal Gear beyond the already-released Master Collection and the upcoming MGS3 remake.
Will the MGS1 remake include The Twin Snakes?
It’s unclear whether the Metal Gear Solid 1 remake will include changes made in The Twin Snakes.
MGS1 was previously remade in 2001 for the Nintendo Gamecube, with new cutscenes and gameplay features, as well as a revised translation and re-recorded voice acting. The game received mixed reactions due to the level design remaining the same despite the gameplay changes and the cutscenes being changed to have ridiculous action sequences.
Konami has emphasized that the MGS Delta remake will faithfully reproduce the story of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater without minimal changes beyond the graphical overhaul. It’s unclear whether this will work with a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake, as Twin Snakes showed that some of the original level design doesn’t gel with features that became standardized later, such as first-person aiming.