After becoming synonymous with the PlayStation platform and intriguing video game reveals for years, the popular tactical espionage action franchise, Metal Gear, has spent the past couple of years hiding in the shadows following the messy split between Hideo Kojima and Konami. But, this hasn't stopped people from talking about it. In particular, multiple reports are claiming in recent months that Konami is preparing to release a remake of what's canonically the first game in the franchise.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, features the original Snake (who later became known as Big Boss), as an operative working for the fictional Force Operation X (FOX) unit of the CIA during the Cold War.
It's widely considered one of the best entries in the series and was recently "remade" for Pachinko machines in Japan, much to the dismay of fans.
The PlayStation Showcase, a platform for gaming announcements and trailer reveals, is an apt venue to spotlight the Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, especially in the wake of reports that Konami and Sony have struck an exclusivity deal for Castlevania and Metal Gear games. It's worth noting that the upcoming Silent Hill 2 Remake will be a timed exclusive for the PS5 as well.
Unfortunately, without an official confirmation, it all feels like we're going down the same rabbit hole again.
Over the years, we've heard several talks that a remake of either Metal Gear Solid 3 or the first Metal Gear Solid was in the works. So far, none of these talks have come to fruition. Also, there's no indication that Konami and Hideo Kojima have had a chance to patch things up. The last time Konami tried to do a Metal Gear game without the mysterious auteur, things didn't go so well.
So, even if the Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake does get announced, don't expect the series' fans to jump on the bandwagon immediately.
Konami has yet to prove that it can make a good Metal Gear game without the people who originally worked on it. With a lot of the said individuals jumping ship with Kojima over to Kojima Productions, there's legitimate concerns bout the quality of a non-Kojima Metal Gear title, more so as it's an attempt to remake arguably the best entry in the series.
We hope a Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake is indeed in development and that it will be revealed on May 24. More importantly, we're desperately praying that it's any good.
In an age where remakes like Resident Evil 4 exist, the bar is set so much higher for Konami to meet.
But, hey, if Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake isn't coming, at least Kojima's still working on stuff. Don't forget, Kojima Productions has several new projects in the pipeline, the main highlight being Death Stranding 2.