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MGS1 remake may have been confirmed by a developer leak

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A new chapter has been added to the ongoing discussion of a MGS1 remake, with a developer working on Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater possibly leaking its existence on social media.

Konami has recently begun reviving its long-dormant franchises. The company announced the revival of Silent Hill in October 2022, with several new projects and a remake of Silent Hill 2. It also announced Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater in May 2023, alongside a collection of Metal Gear Solid games. 

While the Silent Hill franchise revival has garnered generally negative reactions thus far, the jury is still out on the Metal Gear Solid comeback tour. Although the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection received favorable reviews, solid ports differ from a total remake. The Metal Gear Solid 3 remake will most certainly dictate the future of other Metal Gear remakes. A leak may hint the Metal Gear Solid 1 remake has begun development.

Is there a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake?

Konami has not confirmed a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake is in development, but past reports and a recent leak from the MGS Delta: Snake Eater studio suggest that it might be in development.

Reports from 2023 claimed an MGS1 remake was in the works. In April 2024, the LinkedIn profile of Virtuos technical art director Oleksii Moskovchenko lists that an unannounced remake in the works at the studio. The remake will reportedly run on Unreal Engine 5 and launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

The combination of the report of a remake and the studio working on MGS Delta working on another unannounced remake, running on the same platforms and in the same game engine, raises an eyebrow. Given the established relationship between Konami and Virtuos, the former may trust the latter with another remake.

Of course, the LinkedIn profile could also be hinting at a remake unrelated to Konami. Leaked court documents from the FTC vs Microsoft trial revealed an Oblivion remaster was in the works at one point, though Bethesda has not hinted at an Oblivion remake at all. It would go against Bethesda boss Todd Howard’s past attitude towards Elder Scrolls remakes.

“I’m happy that you can play Morrowind now on an Xbox One, as it’s backwards compatible. I actually prefer that over a remaster,” Howard said in a 2018 interview

The possibility of a MGS1 remake may be more likely given Konami’s revival push. In contrast to Bethesda, Konami has two remakes in the works, which showcase a willingness to do more in the future. Either way, Virtuos has something big in the works. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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