Konami’s recent announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is getting fans excited. With renewed interest in the series, the studio is open to more remakes in the future.
In a recent interview with IGN, a spokesman confirmed that the studio is considering more Metal Gear remakes. The only condition from Konami is audiences should keep on demanding them.
"Regarding remakes of previous games in the series other than Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, we will listen to player demand and consider accordingly," the spokesperson said.
It sounds like Konami would wait and see how Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater does before it even takes a look at other titles in the series. The studio did choose to remake Snake Eater first as it is the first game based on the timeline of the series.
Konami also picked the third installment in the series as fans asked for it. The huge interest in Metal Gear Solid 3 pushed the studio to work on the remake.
"We chose Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater because it depicts the birth of BIG BOSS (Naked Snake), which is the starting point of the Metal Gear series," the spokesperson shared. "Another reason is that many fans have been requesting a remake of this game for a long time."
It does make sense for Konami to follow the timeline for Metal Gear Solid considering the gap between the final entry in the series. New players starting out in the Metal Gear series can now play the games in chronological order if Konami does indeed plan on making more remakes.
It's easy to guess what Metal Gear fans want the studio to remake next. The most obvious answer is Metal Gear Solid. But, if we follow the series' timeline, the next one should be 2006's Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. Although it wouldn't surprise us if Konami went with the first two Metal Gear games (yes, the ones that didn't have the word "Solid" in the title).
Konami recently confirmed that series creator Hideo Kojima will not be involved in the development of the remake. The game director left during the development of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. The company has distanced itself from the director after the public fallout.
While Kojima isn't involved, Konami has shared it will reuse dialogue and recordings from the original Snake Eater. Basically, we will be hearing David Hayter’s voice as Snake in the remake just as how he was many years ago.