Team behind cancelled ‘Shadow Moses’ project is creating a virtual Metal Gear museum, David Hayter lends his voice

Remember ‘Shadow Moses’, the fanmade Metal Gear Solid remake that was cancelled not too long ago? Well, the team behind it didn’t just twiddle their thumbs after its cancellation, but instead turned the project into something else: a free first-person experience that pays homage to the series, like a virtual museum set in the Metal Gear universe. You will be able to admire fan art placed in familiar environments. You can check out the trailer for the project, to which none other than David Hayter lent his voice, in the video below.

Born from the ‘Shadow Moses’ project, The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid is a first-person experience allowing fans the opportunity to revisit some of the most emblematic MGS levels. There will be no need for stealth this time around.

The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will feature many pieces of amazing fan art from devoted lovers of the series and our collaborators. As an unofficial, non-profit production, the project is a gift, from the fans, but also addressed to the fans; to share our affection for the seminal franchise.

We are delighted to announce that the project, available for PC, will feature VR support.

We can also reveal that non-other than the legendary David Hayter will be involved in the project, which we are overjoyed by! The project will be released for free download in May, and we truly hope that you will enjoy the experience.

Special thanks to Sheraz Ali for the amazing artwork!

Thank you all for your support,

The Fan Legacy team.

Source: Shadow Moses Facebook, Youtube

  • I was about to post it.

    By the way, the downloadable full VR experience will be available in May.

    Have a nice day 🙂

  • Tong Ninja

    This is great! 😀

    They converted their cancelled project into a virtual museum filled with fan art. That way we can still see Shadow Moses and any other MGS maps (like the field of flowers where Naked Snake fights The Boss as seen in the trailer) on the Unreal Engine. Fantastic effort from the Fan Legacy Team!

    I’m guessing David Hayter is going to do some voice over narration for this project which is cool!

    • JJBYACH

      Hopefully Konami doesn’t bring down the ban hammer – again.

      • Yeah, though this is probably the result of Konami shutting down the remake. So they probably spoke with Konami to see what they were allowed to do.

        • JJBYACH

          Fingers crossed.

        • Jak

          Eh, considering they didn’t talk to them in the first place…

          • But why would they cancel a project only to start a new one that they don’t know won’t be cancelled as well?

    • David Hayter as a museum radio tour voice? Sounds good.

      http://www.audioconexus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Audio-Guide-Audio-Tour-AudioConexus.jpg

      “To your right, you can see a Russian gunship. But what is it doing here?”

      • with Free DLC – MGSV Museum Exposition!

        Hater’s voice: Ahh, F**k it! I’m out!
        xD

      • Lewis

        I lol’d way harder, than I had the right to lol in my office.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Yeah but don’t let hayter voice naked snake plz plz plz

  • JJBYACH

    Too bad I don’t have a VR headset, was going to buy one but I decided to get a new monitor instead.

    • Full Options

      That was the best thing to do. Just let them concurrently kill each others so they will propose helmets with higher frame rates and resolutions at lower prices. ;D
      In a January video (in french) Merceron was also reminding that, besides really excited and appreciating the current state of the tech, many people think 1080p per eye should be enough, whereas he believes that higher res and rates are still definitely needed for perfect immersion. All this precising also that even a PS4K or 4.5 may struggle with higher VR res but that studios can create great experiences at 120 fps even if their scenes do not host that much geometry (a bit WipeOut HD style).

      However I will probably buy one soon even 1080p since it is better than nothing, but I am happy to wait a little more for heavier specs at lower prices.

      • JJBYACH

        Interesting, I never even made the connection about how important refresh rate is for VR, especially when the screen is as close to your eyes as the ones in a VR headset.

        For me, it wasn’t so much the technicalities of VR that influenced my decision not buy one – it was just I needed a much bigger monitors for increasing productivity: 21:9 aspect ratio makes screen partitioning actually viable (without the distracting bezels that are present when using a duel monitor set up), thus making programming and doing school assignments much easier, VR just wouldn’t have made much sense to purchase at this point in my life. Also once you play a game or watch a movie (movies are great since most of them are actually shot at this aspect ratio) in 21:9 you just can’t go back to 16:9. Ultra wide monitor > 4K monitors.

        • Full Options

          I don’t own a ultra-wide nor 4K monitor yet… =O
          But trust me, this is not going to last… ;D
          I am also planning to get a 4K TV and also shoot the desktop on it with a pitch kind of 4 times smaller which would be yet great (at least for me).
          The reason is that I can’t wait to shoot like 4 Maya views on the same big screen, a bit like working the scene with 4 1080p monitors xD
          The top would be to shoot on 4x 4K screens, but I am not sure to have the according budget for now (xD), nor the budget for a GPU that could shoot that high/fast btw (xDD).

          The TV pitches are of course not as small and neat as monitors, but I love to work on TV too, specially when programming, for testing various rendering outputs as they would show on regular consumer TVs.

          • JJBYACH

            Yeah, modern day GPU’s will struggle with that. My GTX 980Ti can’t even run Rise of the Tomb Raider at a constant 60fps at 2560×1080 – yet again this is a graphically intensive game and not a 3D modelling/animation software which shouldn’t be as intensive unless you are running some serious simulation. Maybe an nVidia Quadro GPU (or multiple of them) could run 4x 4K, but they are very expensive.

          • Full Options

            JJ, thanks for this message, I love to share our impressions.

            I am so glad you raised this comment because it is a crucial one and an occasion for me to put myself into Santa’s shoes, specially for you, fasten your seat-belt, you going to love it :
            Your GTX 980 series has NOTHING to envy to latest Quadro’s… I hope neither NV or AMD are reading this…
            Just compare the transistors number and you’ll yet sum all of this to this inevitable conclusion, haunting us since mid-90’s (trust me, matrox just shooting higher res but crap frame rates, etc..)…
            The only reason why Quadro’s or any other “professional” GPU’s are 4 times more expensive is not because they are better performing. It is because the company is supposed to provide to you quick support if the card fails on some specs.

            This NEVER happens and if it would, it would always be on insignificant functionalities that anybody could solve / Google in no time if owning the GeForce equivalent generation. They are crafting the same GPU’s for both consumers and pros (:D)… As they are contractually bound to their specs, they have to provide support for that and this is the only factor that makes a Quadro that expensive…

            In other words, never, ever equip your team with Quadro’s unless you want to craft an airplane and need everybody in the chain to be legally transparent if it crashes.
            Cherry on the cake :
            Specially in Game dev whereas every single customer will use a consumer GPU rather than a professional one (eg. PS3 GPU was a 7800 GTX derivative). 😉

          • JJBYACH

            Ahhhh, I never knew that. That makes so much more sense, especially when directly comparing specs. I just thought that Quadro had different architecture that made it somehow magically perform better than Geforce but I see that is not the case.

            Thanks for clearing that up 😛

          • Full Options

            You are welcome ! Glad you made your day with your powerful beloved GTX :DD.

            For example, GeForce Titan has 7.1 billion transistors whereas Quadro M6000 has 8. The architecture is not entirely the same but almost. Besides, there are also couple of hardware features enabling various comforts and precision for CAD (along with more memory), but a GeForce is yet so powerful that you can’t feel the difference, specially if you work with scenes optimized for games.

            Just check this video too, the guy funnily enters in also other deeper details 😀

          • JJBYACH

            Yeah, that has really helped give me confidence in my GTX, I was concerned since it is right at the top of the line and still not enough to run games at constant 60fps, I thought maybe some other component was bottlenecking my system but benchmarks were saying that my system’s performance is on par with other people.

            PS. Linus is the best…

          • Full Options

            From one title to another, there are so many possible reasons why a game can’t sustain a given vsync… :/
            It is always hard for the developer to actually decide for the gamer, the limit between a say “nice” image quality and the frame-rate stability.

            16ms is a so tight budget roof-top to stay below with the resolutions you mentioned, even with modern GPUs but fortunately far easier to challenge nowadays.
            Even considering using a top-neat render engine, those res don’t leave much horse-power to our fragment pipelines.

            PS: Yeah the guy is fun !

  • That is actually fantastic… If… Konami ofc won’t bring down this amazing piece of art. I’m excited. My PC is VR ready, dunno if I will use VR… But I want this to be true.
    Metal Gear museum is just a proof that Metal Gear is a legendary series and we have a lot of fans.

  • Mr.Pony

    Just saw this news, what an excellent idea putting those levels to good use, since they were probably blocked from completing the original game remake, glad that this will be a thing 🙂

  • César H. Sandoval

    I’m actually more hyped about this than a remake lol the music alone almost made me tear up!

  • stocchinet .

    “…be forgodnnn…”

    • Venom_Sina

      “She shurfived?”

      • César H. Sandoval

        DINÉ

        BOLBACHIA

  • Venom_Sina

    When I heard the music,I was like:Damn….

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Yup

  • BurntFM

    wow. This is a nice surprise. One thing I loved about Snake Eater was the theater mode. I hope they do it like it and have Snake run around in the world looking at the art and not like some First Person gallery thing.

  • Braden Gunn

    Out of the entire pantheon of VR games oddly this is the one that makes me want to get a VR headset.

    I’d don’t know why but there’s something more exciting about exploring an environment I’m familiar with such as Shadow Moses in VR than something like ADRIFT.

  • hunner

    lmao if you click on the youtube video and look at the comment section you will see that Joaquin is still hating on mgs v and Kojima.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Fuck him

    • Lamp123

      LOL! the video isn’t even about MGSV or Kojima …. you would think he would get over it by now …

  • Spectralbuttplug

    Ok

    • Venom_Sina

      Oh,he was here before the release.He was very supportive.
      One thing that bothers me a lot is this:He seemed to be very happy about MGSV.He really liked the game,but a few days later he went rogue.I always wonder what happened.
      You know,I was a hater the moment I started the game.I even finished the game once again,but nothing changed.I don’t know what happened to Joaquin in those early release days.

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Yeah

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Maybe people who wrote lots of bad comments on mgsv influenced(Not you)

        • hunner

          Unfortunately this happens all the time when it comes to video games.

        • Venom_Sina

          I started negative comments after he got angry about the game.So I wasn’t involved,lol.I think he got pissed off about the game after Super Bonny Hop’s video.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            I never blamed you
            You never even used profanity on MGI

      • hunner

        I’m guessing he loved chapter 1 but got pissed once he started playing the terrible chapter 2.

      • Gatsu

        Joaquin was nice member even after release for a while, but I wonder what happened too. Maybe he was like me, I mean I didn’t want to admit to myself how disappoining TPP was in some areas until few months had passed. He perhaps just express his in anger, but it didn’t take him very long to change his way of talking about the game.

        But the last straw was when he started to talk bs about Nyxus.

        • Venom_Sina

          Oh,that’s terrible.I missed that.You didn’t like the game,okay,but how dare you insult someone?
          I was completely negative about the game,but I tried to not insult or hurt other people.His actions were really bad.

          • Gatsu

            Yeah and Nyxus worked hard for this site so I couldn’t stand his behaviour to be so disrespectful. Always nice being polite toward others imo :).

      • Lamp123

        Lol, I also saw him a lot in the IGN article comment section. Every IGN article related to MGSV or Kojima, he just spams hate comments about them both. What bothers me is that Kojima makes one game that he doesn’t like and all of a sudden he is a terrible game developer.

        All that hatred made him hideous … inside and out. lol

        Also he is part of the PC Master Race. He hates console gamers … thinks they are ruining the gaming industry. lol

        • There are plenty of people here who disliked TPP or were disappointed by it but who can still act normal. That guy… not so much.

          • Lamp123

            The minute he called you a blind fanboy last year, I got really really pissed. You’ve done a lot of fantastic work for the MGI community with these articles and then he insults you. The funny thing is, you gave him a few chances to change his attitude …. that’s how nice you were lol.

            It’s funny because he could be reading all these comments right now. XD Did you ban him or did he just rage quit?

          • Gatsu

            He said he had enough of this place in his own “beautiful” words and at same time we banned him. 😛
            If I remember right.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            loooool

          • Full Options

            xD

          • Not sure actually if he was banned or left by his own choosing, but in either case, it’s for the better of this community.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            I think his nephew or some shit hacked his computer lawllll
            His balls need to seriously drop lol
            Like , be mature !

    • hunner

      I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that you’re “SYNTHETIC BADASS” lol

      • Gatsu

        Lol xP

        • hunner

          Joaquin replied with “+SYNTHETIC BADASS fuck you with a stick virgin piece of shit. Go and keep sucking kojima’s cock with the phantom plot . Tpp isn’t metal gear solid . it’s a repetitive medic simulator writted by etsu tamari and kojima for virgins like you jerking off with quiet tits. I repeat : hang your self Kojima cocksucker. it will be better for the world”
          Gotta love the metal gear community

          • Gatsu

            Wow….
            I used to think of MG community being the best and nicest, but this type of comments sure change my mind lol. At least MGI is free of this kind of bs hateful posts, ’cause there’s hate enough in the world anyway.

            Imo LiS community is one of the best I’ve seen in years, so many kind ppl :).

          • Mr.Pony

            Communities…have changed…

          • hunner

            Haven’t played Life is Strange yet but heard it’s great.

            P.S. I’ve been watching Berserk recently and it’s awesome. Guts/Gatsu is badass

          • Gatsu

            I hope you get to play LiS, you have to do it ^_^! It’s way too cheap for such wonderful experience imo which is why I bought many copies haha ;).

            Thats great to hear you are watching it! Yea Berserk and Guts are awesome :D, badass. I’m looking forward when the anime continue this year. The manga kicks ass and is still going on slowly, but I fear that we’ll never see the end of that revenge tale…. 🙁

          • Spectralbuttplug

            “Cause there’s enough hate in the world ”
            The world is fucked up my friend
            Off Topic : Do you still have your badass beard ?

          • Gatsu

            Super off-topic:

            The world is indeed, not fully but gladly I can escape the bad stuff into world of games.

            Lol of course. Beards ftw :). I’m so used to it that I think I’d look strange without it xD.

          • Reality sucks, video game world is just good place to be. Or in dream world…limbooo.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Video game are like my messiah
            Memes have both improved and worsened the video game community lol

          • Spectralbuttplug

            What’s even worse is that I replied to him with an answer much worse lol
            I understand you absolutely love David Hayter Joaquin but and honestly David’s a badass for doing some kind of method acting-like thing despite he was a VA such as let’s say vomiting during the torture part in MGS and he looks like a chill guy but Kojima created the franchise !

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Yeah ,I’m the ill mannered cunt called SYNTHETIC BADASS

        • hunner

          You’re also “le guy who drowned quiet” right?

          • Spectralbuttplug

            YEP YEP YEP YEP YEP YEP YEP YEP YEP

          • Full Options

            IM2PAC ?? ;DD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            YUGGGHHHHHHHHH

          • Gatsu

            I wonder if I’m the only one who knew he was all the 100 other users, I kept it as secret though :3.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            You kept it secret ?

          • Gatsu

            Yea mostly, but it’s in the past anyway.

          • Full Options

            Lol it is “me too…” Agent Smith Matrix Reloaded style ! xD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            lol

          • Gatsu

            Alert!!! Enemy spotted

            Just kidding haha, btw you can change the name back if still want to use it. 😉

          • Spectralbuttplug

            “All fireteams this is CP , we got someone interesting here”
            “Shoot the fucking bastard !”

          • Gatsu

            Lmao!

          • hunner

            lmao

          • “!”

    • Frederick Guese

      “Too Bad.” – Hideaki Anno, Anime Expo 1996

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Badass

  • Full Options

    I think they just figured out with a proper lawyer that there is no way for them to legally pull any profit out of the project. It was pretty candid from them to realize this that late.

    That’s why they are now underlining that their VR project is non-profit. I am not an IP assessment specialist, although they should be VERY careful because if they advertise UE4 with this, yet it is a form of profit for Epic Games, through one of Konami’s IP.
    They better be backed with the right authorizations from Konami even if the software is free, for all the potential partners logo they may want to add here and there.

    They could have legally and technically finish their game as far as it stayed totally free and without any form of profit such as in-game ads or whatever. Or more simply as far as it keeps all hard for Konami’s lawyers to prove that the project is indeed generating any form of revenue.

    For Konami lawyers, it is not worth to sue somebody that is not making big bucks. As simple as that, because they’ll hardly find an international court that will condemn a bunch of kids for doing non-profit fan-art.

    On the other hand, if they make bucks out of it, all these falls under clear piracy / forgery. I know it is not easy to read but if so, Konami could sue them and would be RIGHT to do so because it is the only way to protect artists (Hideo included if he was still working there) and their creation against forgery.

    It is like if a fan draws and share a portrait of Snake online. There is nothing Konami can do against it unless this person try sell it.

    The same goes for video games. If we build say a “Pac-Man” clone and decide to share it as fan-art on the net for free, there is nothing Namco can do against it, unless we try to sell the game.

    The fact that the artwork is shared on a medium such as a portable executable or a simple jpeg picture has nothing to really deal with it.

    As for the consoles virtual stores free-to-play models, it is a bit more complicated because first you need the console manufacturer visa after their IPA stage (A for Assessment) to publish the title.
    I hardly see SCEI delivering such clearance because they usually don’t take the risk to enter in such legal wars with their publishers.

    If they make it available on PSN even for free, it become an indirect form of profit as it contribute in selling more consoles (or VR helmets). Manufacturers definitely don’t want to waste time with any “unclear”/blurry legal issues.
    That’s probably also why these fellows stated that this museum will be available only on PC’s.

    They planned to sell their remake and stopped developing it when they realized they won’t be able to monetize their pharaonic efforts.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Thanks for the info Kaveh
      I think my questions have been answered

      • Full Options

        Well, it is just my “interpretation of the facts” ! ;D Could be mistaken but this is how I felt it happened.
        In all cases, you are welcome Jatin !

  • Venom_Sina

    Okay,let’s create some crazy theories,lol.
    Telltale Publishing tweeted this recently:
    https://twitter.com/TelltalePublish/status/717800331904561153/photo/1
    and this:
    https://twitter.com/TelltalePublish/status/717801219641585664/photo/1
    According to Telltale “The first project of this new arm is coming from a “partner studio” of Telltale’s”.
    Is it possible that the very first game of Kojima Productions is going to be a partnership between Sony,Telltale and KJP?

    • Spectralbuttplug

      At first I thought it was batman but …….

    • Mr.Pony

      Hmm…nah, don’t see Kojima doing this just yet. Wish it were something Lovecraft related tough, next year is going to be a good one for Lovecraft horror fans, and there isn’t yet a good game dedicated to just that lore around

    • Unlikely, since Kojima said his first game won’t be a collaboration because it has to be something that really carries his identity.

      • Venom_Sina

        Oh,I remember now.I completely forgot that interview.
        “At this point, fans are expecting a game that’s mine, with 80-90 percent
        of my blood in it, so I would like to make collaborations, but that
        would lower the density of my identity in this game. Collaborations
        should be for other projects.”
        So false theory.

        • Spectralbuttplug

          noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Spectralbuttplug

        But Kojima loves to troll us right? right?
        Oh fu….

        • César H. Sandoval

          CHAPTER 3 WHEN?

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Euhm when did I mention chapter 3

          • César H. Sandoval

            #NEVERBEGAMEOVER

  • Gatsu

    Maaan I’d like to buy HTC Vive for Steam, because would love to try VR games. But it’s about 900-1000€ or something omg :O…

    • Lewis

      Is 700, no?

    • It’s not worth it. VR to be honest is not essential for now.

    • Full Options

      Golgari is right. If you are impatient, at least wait PSVR to release so that many concurrent solutions prices will drop, along with providing higher specs. 😉

  • Kol Leqejza

    i don’t get the purpose of this “game”. nothimg i could get interested in.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Looks nice, but I think I would prefer play that Shadow Moses Remake.

  • Biggy

    You mean David Kojimahater
    Kojimahayter or both

    • Alex

      Iron Man: YOU JUST STARTED A WAR!

      Hayter: Whoops

  • In case it hasn’t been posted yet.

    Here you have a little demo of the project.
    1 gigabyte download.

    mega:///#!1IxmxZ7R!9fco7-8MeoVNVcHKNxfgHA7WXePSvOLaI58ZVpcA7h8

    Enjoy.

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