Konami Shut Down Fan Made Metal Gear Remake Featuring David Hayter
Posted by Wayne Davies
Back in the cardboard boxA fan project to remake the original MSX2 version of Metal Gear is no longer in development as franchise publisher Konami has stepped in to shut the project down.
Developed by a mod team called ‘Outer Heaven’, the project would have seen the original game fully re-imagined using modern gaming technology, allowing players to explore the once top-down environments from a new perspective.
A spokesman for the team said:
“Unfortunately we can no longer go ahead with the project. It seems like the guys over at Konami couldn't agree on a decision, so had no choice but to shut us down."
It was only two months ago that Konami gave blessings and permissions to the mod team under the condition that no money is made. To make things worse, it was also revealed in the latest trailer that David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake in the modern games, was also working on the project along with other industry professionals, including Adhem Belkhadra from Ubisoft, who was working on the level mapping.
There is still no official word from Konami as to why the project was shut down, but since the reveal of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, franchise creator Hideo Kojima has been vocal about the possibility of remaking the original Metal Gear games himself, using Konami's Fox Engine. We'll have to wait and see what develops.