Konami might have just teased a Metal Gear Solid remake

Some say that Konami was talking about Silent Hill in a recent statement but others believe that we should expect Metal Gear news to come soon.


Metal Gear fans are a different breed. Just like how Solid Snake will comb through all nooks and corners to get to his objective, the same goes for the series' hardcore fans. Even if it's been years since Konami and Hideo Kojima worked together on a Metal Gear Solid game - sorry Metal Gear Survive, we refuse to acknowledge you - fans are still willingly diving into needle-filled haystacks just to find the closest thing to a proof that Konami is reviving the "Tactical Espionage Action" franchise. Case in point, fans believe that a Metal Gear Solid producer is teasing something related to Solid Snake for next year.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was the last proper Metal Gear game made by Konami in collaboration with Hideo Kojima.

The latest source of the Metal Gear rumors is Noriaki Okamura, who had previously worked with Kojima on several games, most notably Metal Gear Acid 2 and Metal Gear Survive.

According to a note shared with Famitsu (via Gematsu), Okamura mentioned the keyword for the company for next year is "long-awaited" and that next year will be a "year of many announcements."

On one hand, Okamura could've been talking about a different project. Konami is currently working on a smorgasbord of Silent Hill games, including Silent Hill F, a remake of Silent Hill 2, a new live-action Silent Hill movie, Silent Hill: Townfall, and Silent Hill: Ascension. On the other hand, Okamura isn't exactly part of the said projects. It's highly unlikely that he's talking about games that he's not a part of when asked about Konami's plans for next year. Okamura also hasn't worked on anything outside of Policenauts, Zone of the Enders, and Metal Gear.

Simply put, Okamura was one of Kojima's closest collaborators when the video game auteur was still working with Konami. So, you can't exactly blame fans for thinking that he's teasing a new Metal Gear project.

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We're pretty sure Konami's latest tease was about Silent Hill but it wouldn't hurt to expect.

Konami mentioned last year that it's working on several projects and later reports claim the Japanese company is reviving its iconic franchises. We already know the Silent Hill part of this plan. It's not far-fetched for Konami to keep development on the Metal Gear series in-house if only because people like Okamura are still in the company. We've heard of rumors that Virtuous Games is working on a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake while Bluepoint Games is believed to be hinting at a Metal Gear Solid remake. Either way, there are plenty of dots to connect as far as Metal Gear Solid goes.

All that's missing now is for Konami to outright deny or confirm all of these rumors. Fingers crossed, the latter will happen next year.


Ray Ampoloquio
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