Metal Gear Solid remake comment a ‘misunderstanding’
posted on 06.26.13 at 11:03 PM EDT by (@admeady)
'Right now, it's impossible,' Hideo Kojima says.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is not seeking a studio to develop a remake of the first Metal Gear Solid in Fox Engine, the creator said on Twitter.

“There’s a rumor about remaking [Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2], but that’s not true,” Kojima said, referencing this article published yesterday. “It has been modified in the thread or something.

“This mistranslation could happen when translating into Japanese/ simply misunderstood by media. No one would read the original article.”

He clarified: “I’ve said ‘I’d want to remake [Metal Gear Solid with] Fox Engine if poss[ible], but we still have ‘V‘ and other prioritized titles that [make it] imposs[ible] to make.

“I wouldn’t mind if talented creator from outside studio making this happen. That’s what I answered during the [question].”

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the latest in the series, is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

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  • Budgiecat

    AW GAWD DAMN IT ( >_< )mIm

    • AnimusVox


  • Zuhri69

    Off course it is.

  • DrForbidden

    Well, ok. That makes more sense then.

  • Alkaid

    … *headdesk*
    Just… let me lie here for a while…*waiting for that small bit of sadness to go away*

  • bloodiOS


    • AnimusVox

      Lol it would be pretty awesome, but I personally think Kojima should take a break from the MGS series.

      Oh and I love your angry face Zero avy.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Soooo… He basically told us that we misunderstood, only to tell us that he wants to do it anyway?

    Okay, Kojima.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Not quite my friend. He said he doesn’t mind if that happened but he’s not actively seeking such a developer. It’s all in the little details. I still think that the LA team should do it and no need for someone else unless they’re caught up too in which case patience is a virtue.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        >I’ve said ‘I’d want to remake [Metal Gear Solid with] Fox Engine if poss[ible]

        >I wouldn’t mind if talented creator from outside studio making this happen.

        The “little details” state he wants to make it (just as we “misunderstood” from before). Saying he “wouldn’t mind” if someone came along to make it happen doesn’t change that. That’s like being in school and saying, “Ya know what, I wouldn’t MIND if someone did my homework.” because you want to get it done, despite already having other engagements you’d like to take part in (in this case ‘V’ and other prioritized titles).

        Personally, I don’t think his confirmed statement is much different than what we “misunderstood”. It’s simply reworded.

        • Guest

          Looks at all dem downvotes. Here, I’ll throw one in for good measure. Consider it a freebie~

          • TetsuyaHikari

            The tears… They taste amazing. I’ve got enough here to fill up a whole bottle, lol. You guys are great.

            • Nice Boat

              He looks like Gabriel from Lords of Shadow

        • Kurisu Makise

          Remember when I said little details? I understand where you’re coming from cause that’s what he did but it’s more like fishing. In your example and what Kojima did, he’s not outright asking or officially looking, just y’know putting it out there to see if anyone will take the bait. It’s also better on the PR cause then if it doesn’t happen it’s like “Oh, well we didn’t say we were committed to making it happen” type of affair.

          • Sevyne

            And it seems someone took the bait too.

            • Kurisu Makise

              PLEASE KOJIMA, these guys do good work! Oh and one more thing, which I feel needs to be added for dramatic effect.

              • Sevyne

                haha! Totally agree. JAW are pretty awesome. Kojima should totally let them do it.

  • Shadow


  • PrinceHeir

    i think the misunderstood is that he thought people were talking about the first two MSX games.

    he wanted the first “Solid” a remake and no the MSX.

    to be honest i would rather have the MSX games, Solid 1 is already done no need to further remake it to MGS4 Shadow Moses(as much as it looks ace)

    plus when will he actually direct other games like Zone of the Enders 3, Policenauts X Snatcher with Suda 51 and Chiyomaru Shikura(5pb)?

    i mean is Metal Gear are the only games your doing for the rest of your life?

    • Tetsu

      He seems to be the Eiji Aonuma of Konami, except he wants to keep doing Metal Gear, lol.

  • EspadaKiller

    He will do it when he’s done with MGSV. Mark my words!

  • tubers

    Consider it as a VITA exclusive for quite some time.

    Another hallmark in video game history as the VITA’s savior and make Sony owe you big freaking time.

    • SOLOmio

      you are wright, man! i bought vita cause i wanted new game in a new gen console, but now i think i should have bought 3Ds sense most of the games for VITA are remasters or psp or psONE games. that some like and me as well but it was a waste of funny on my part. the only thing that impede to sell it was ~Ps4 GOLDEN and soul sacrifice, that are quit good one for being like a reboot and the other a well made game.

  • Aldridge517

    In that case, I still have reason to buy the Legacy Collection lol

  • Pace

    So what was the mistake? Because his clarification is exactly what I understood it to be in the first place.

  • shiiiiiiiiet

    Give it to Platinum Games