Kept us waiting.
Metal Gear Solid is a franchise that has been dormant for a while now (unless you count Metal Gear Survive, which, why would you?), but if a new rumour is to be believed, it might be making a surprising comeback very soon.
YouTube channel RedGamingTech recently uploaded a video, in which they said that Konami is currently working on a full ground-up remake of the original Metal Gear Solid. The game is allegedly being developed as a PS5 console exclusive, and will also be releasing for PC. RedGamingTech also states that according to their source – who’s had a 100% track record in the past, according to them – Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and 4 are also being remastered for PC. Whether or not they will release on PS5 as well is a mystery.
RedGamingTech has had a pretty good track record with leaks in the past, though it’s worth suggesting that their content has mostly been focused on hardware-related stuff, so it remains to be seen just how credible this information ends up being. A beloved Konami IP releasing for the PS5 is something we’ve been hearing about for a while now, with rumours also having strongly been suggesting for a while that a Silent Hill reboot is in the works.
Sony has been throwing plenty of cash around in its bid to get third party publishers and developers on board for exclusive PS5 projects– so how likely is it that a Metal Gear Solid remake might also be coming to the PS5? Well, it’s hard to say. It’s Konami, after all, a company that has had no visible interesting in the premium AAA market for a number of years running at this point.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Metal Gear today itself. Recently, rumours emerged that Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 would be getting PC re-releases. This was followed shortly afterward by multiple Metal Gear games getting age ratings on PC in Taiwan.
It’s always best to take unverified leaks and rumours with a grain of salt, especially where Konami and Metal Gear are involved. Either way, stay tuned to GamingBolt, and we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.