Here’s when MGS Delta: Snake Eater releases and who’s making it

Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is regarded by many as one of the best games of its generation, and it’s getting a remake with Metal Gear Solid Delta.

Publisher Konami became a major villain among many video game fans when it went through a messy divorce with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was openly rushed to market before completion, with few of its storylines getting resolved by the time the credits rolled. From there, Konami shuttered most of its video game operations, putting beloved franchises like Suikoden, Castlevania, and Silent Hill on the shelf. Between those controversial moves were reports of a toxic work environment and questionable operational decisions.

Though its reputation still isn’t what it was in 2005, Konami is set to re-enter the video game industry with remasters and remakes of some of its most popular games. Headlining that push is Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Here’s what is known about the game, what will change relative to the original, and who is making it.

Is the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake coming out on Xbox or Steam?

The Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is coming out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam.

While Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater was originally revealed during one of Sony’s State of Play events, it’s not a PlayStation exclusive. The game is set for release on both the Xbox and PC as well. 

Unfortunately, the MGS3 remake will not be coming out on Nintendo Switch. It’s possible that a curveball could be thrown once details on the Nintendo Switch successor are finally revealed, but for the time being it seems like Nintendo fans will need to simply wait on Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection.

When is Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater coming out?

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is set for release in 2024. Fans can look into the release dates of other Konami projects to get a more exact read on the game’s release window. 

A Q1 2024 release is unlikely. The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection features remasters of MGS, MGS2, and MGS3, and is slated for release on October 24, 2023. Odds are that even if development was finished by then, the company would hold off on publishing the game to give the remasters time to sell.

That would put the most optimistic projections into the spring or summer. It could potentially come out even later than that, though.

Is Hideo Kojima working with Konami on the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake?

Hideo Kojima is not taking part in the development of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. It is unclear whether the relationship between Kojima and Konami has thawed.

Kojima and Konami had a messy divorce surrounding the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Though Kojima was the most notable name attached to Konami and produced hit games ranging from Metal Gear Solid to Boktai: The Sun in Your Hands, the relationship between the developer and publisher had been publicly souring for some time. Kojima openly expressed his desire to stop working on Metal Gear games, and one of the final missions of Metal Gear Solid V tasked the player with saving Kojima himself from imprisonment.

Hideo Kojima

After The Phantom Pain’s release, The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley stated that Kojima had been barred from attending the event by Konami. From there, Kojima’s development studio officially split away from Konami. Neither has said much about the other since, but odds are that things are still frosty.

With Kojima running the Kojima Productions development studio and the team currently working on Death Stranding 2, odds are he has nothing to do with remaking the game. Konami hasn’t named any names when it comes to the game’s development, but the game is seemingly being remade in-house by the publisher.

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Written by Steven Rondina

Steven Rondina has been playing video games since he was a toddler and appreciates every genre out there. He has earned the platinum trophy in every Soulsborne game, is regularly Master Ball-ranked on the competitive Pokemon ladder, and has spent thousands of hours missing shots on Dust 2.

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