Kojima on Metal Gear Remake: ‘I’d have to rewrite it, and I don’t feel like doing that.’

One of the most wanted hypothetical Metal Gear games among fans is a remake of the original two games, which came out on the MSX. The games were released in 1987 and 1990, and take place in 1995 and 1999. They are about Solid Snake infiltrating Outer Heaven and defeating Big Boss.

In his recent Q&A session that took place in Washington DC the day before the GameFest interview, Kojima was asked by journalists wether he has plans to revisit these classic games, now that the series celebrates its 25th anniversary. However, it doesn’t seem that Kojima is planning to remake the games at this point.

He explained that we’ve come a long way since these games came out, and looking back, a lot of things in the plot don’t make sense anymore. He would also have to change a lot of things to bring it up to todays standards.

Kojima concluded that if he had to redo the original Metal Gear games, he feels that he would have to rewrite their entire stories. And that’s something he’d rather not have to do.

It seems that fans don’t have to expect these remakes anytime soon, but who knows for sure what the future holds.

As for a remake of Metal Gear Solid, Kojima said he would want it to be on the scale of MGS4. However, he doesn’t have the time to make it himself, but is always on the lookout for someone else that could perhaps help him with it. From these words, it seems that a remake of MGS is more likely than a remake of the original games, for now.

Source: Inside Gaming Daily, Metal Gear Solid Aimgehess

  • That’s really too bad, it would have been pretty neat if Kojima Productions worked on an HD remake of it.

  • Lightningbolt Action

    After creating Peace Walker and Metal Gear Zeke, even Metal Gear Rex needs to be replaced. Metal Gear Zeke seems to advance compared to Metal Gear Rex, probably even Ray. The Crysalis was too advanced that it can move so fast it seems that it can teleport in mid air. 

    • Coen

       That’s my only complaint about Kojima, the storylines don’t add up.

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  • Pyroleon15

    I don’t know guys.. I think more fans would rather get the remake for both Metal Gear games.. Coz MGS already has Twin Snakes, even though it sucked… It already had it’s chance and it proved that it needs to stay as is. BUT both Metal Gear games just says “desperate” in its name.. Besides, if he can find people to help him remake MGS, why not look for anyone who can help him for both games? just saying, haha..

  • Michael

    Some screens leaked today more or less guarantee that Metal Gear Solid V will be a reboot!


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  • Steven Haynes

    If Metal Gear 1 and 2 are remade then it’d probably be a good idea to make them in the style of Hotline Miami. Not quite as bloody of course but it would seem to fit.

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