Kojima seeking studio to develop Metal Gear Solid remake
posted on 06.25.13 at 12:50 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Remake would be powered by Fox Engine, Kojima says.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is looking for a studio to create a second remake of the original Metal Gear Solid, he said during an E3 round table earlier this month.

The first remake of the game came from Silicon Knights in the form of 2004’s Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (pictured) for GameCube.

This new remake, Kojima said, would use the Fox Engine, which powers the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He noted that some mechanics would need updating.

The creator also provided some reassurance on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film, saying the he plans on making it a great experience.

Thanks, Gamereactor.

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  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Would buy the remake, without thinking about it twice.

    Raven, Mantis, Decoy Octopus, Wolf and Liquid as well as Fox in that engine? HELL YEAH.

  • Nitraion

    O yeah… this news like music to me :)

  • rockman29


  • BigDix

    Two remakes? …Uhhhh….

    Far from necessary, but since Konami apparently can’t stop releasing series compilations/updates and has almost nothing else aside from MGS these days… They must want to give the original a better treatment than a voucher code for the PSN download. I was going to say they should’ve just included TTS in their HD remasters, but I suppose the game is more or less unavailable to them per whatever contract they had with Nintendo.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Yeah this makes the “Legacy Collection” kinda moot now since I bet in the future he’ll make a “True Legacy Collection”

  • Adol Christin

    This is great news :) I never did like the CG remake. But please develop the game internally.

  • surachokes

    Metal Gear Solid was a great game, but I would prefer the remake of the original Metal Gear more.

    • EternaLBleedinG

      Yeah I agree, I already know the story of MGS and MG1&2 are just 2 of the few MG games i haven’t played.

  • bloodiOS

    The Ode to Joy is resounding happily in my ears.

  • César H. Sandoval

    So they can not-hire David Hayter and replace Solid Snake voice too as they did with Big Boss, I guess…

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Do you guys think they’ll replace the voice actors if they actually make it?

    • ギャビン

      You would think so, right?

  • NeoTechni

    So we’ll get a third mgs collection?

  • Dick Wesley

    well if hes going to do this then he doesnt need the voice actors he can use the recorder from the remake they did from the gamecube its pretty easy to to do. I mean the voice actors get recorded off of whatever they voice the character. unless they need the actors again.

  • Zackasaur

    If it plays with the massively improved mechanics of the more recent MGS titles, I’m sold!

  • LordKaiser

    Remake all games then. Can you people imagine all MGS games in Fox engine?

    • KnifeAndFork

      Give Koei & SegaSammy the Fox engine too and remake Winback and Spy Fiction!

      Or is that going too far?

  • Azoz

    MGS on Fox enigine :’)

  • Raoni Marques

    About time to see this masterpiece in glorious HD.

  • DarthBrian

    If they replace David Hayter with Keifer Sutherland do not want.

    • xMCXx

      Solid Snake = Hayter
      Big Boss = Sutherland

      • KnifeAndFork

        Thought this would be common knowledge and simple logic…

      • DarthBrian

        David Hayter was Big Boss in MGS3 and Peace Walker.

        • xMCXx

          Yeah, but that was then and now is now. : p

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    How about use the Fox engine to make Suikoden VI.

  • Brent Hagley

    Remake metal gear 1&2 first then work on solid

  • Emdimian

    so… eventually, a remake of the first metal gear solid will be released AFTER metal gear legacy collection… MGS is starting to become the Star Wars of gaming, how many times do you expect us to consume your franchise Kojima?

    • Skerj

      That’s so they can release another collection in a few years after that one is done. The definitive definitive collection, this time including the remake and Portable Ops. A few years after that, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 will be remade (which should happen above MGS being remade again) and then we’ve got the final collection. ..or do we!?

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Why do they need to look for a studio? Why not use Kojima Productions LA? I think that’d be a nice project to do as your first before breaking out and doing something unique. Either way, I’ll gladly take a remake of Solid and the MSX games any time Kojima!

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Soooo… Apparently Kojima can’t seem to make up his mind. I remember him being asked why MGS wasn’t included in the HD collection and he said it would be difficult to make it into HD, but now he’s saying it will run on Fox Engine, even though Fox Engine was already out by that point?

    Trolling as usual, I see.

    • karmacoma

      This sounds more like a real remake on a new engine, whereas the HD Collection are just ports. If it were included, the polygons would the same, but there’d be better anti-aliasing and cleaner textures. It’d take more work to get it to look good, and I guess it wasn’t possible in their time frame. This, on the other hand, would be a full-blown remake that I presume would look MGSV. Two different things. This will take much longer.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Honestly, I just wish we’d see a remake of Metal Gear 1 and 2 using the Fox Engine instead.

  • Hatsuaki

    I’d love to see this one and MGS3 with the Fox Engine running at a 100%… Man, beautiful games turned into even more beautiful games, I tell you.

  • DichaTesoro

    After a weird and seemingly long day at work, this made me very happy. If this goes through, I will even buy a next-gen console for it.

  • DrForbidden

    I don’t really understand why MGS needs to be remade, but if Kojima is so driven to do remakes instead of new games, then I would prefer he remake MG & MG2 instead.

    • LordKaiser

      The guy loves perfection.

      • DrForbidden

        I guess I can understand that, but from a creator standpoint, no finished product is ever perfect, nor can there ever be one. There will always be some things in a finished product that, in hindsight, could have been better implemented or designed.

        Besides, I’m sure lots of fans do think that MGS, as it stands, IS a perfect product… :)

  • PrinceHeir

    a remake of Metal Gear 1 and 2 from MSX with MGSV scale as one game would be badass!!

    Solid Snake vs Big Boss or Gray Fox vs Solid Snake in 1080p 60FPS please!

    i also want them to scrap Peace Walker and combine it with Portable Ops story, but that’s probably too late for that.

    • LordKaiser

      It will be awesome!

  • MrRobbyM


    Though then I’d just want a remake of 2+3 as well. Stop doing this to me, Kojima.

  • Nice Boat

    Not another MGS1 remake. We need a MG1 remake

  • Michael Garling

    I think it’s important that we actually get this out there – Kojima is NOT necessarily looking for a team to remake MGS1; the original source is uncertain on this. It could be Metal Gear 1.

    Basically, some fan snuck into the round table and said to Kojima that he “thought the first two Metal Gear (Solid) games should be remade”; the reporter from GameReactor may have mis-typed it as Metal Gear Solid, as they perhaps weren’t too familiar with the series canon. Or the fan may have said Solid when they merely meant Metal Gear.

    Nevertheless, Kojima’s response indicated that he was looking for a team to remake “the first one”, and that if things went well they might consider “the second one”, which to me indicates that we’re talking about Metal Gear 1 and 2 here, NOT MGS1. Though I too could be wrong, it’s possible it could go either way at the moment.

    • LordKaiser

      Sound like the MSX games.

  • Tetsu

    Hmmmmm Platinum Games perhaps? They already have a relationship with them.