What could be in store for Metal Gear’s 30th anniversary?

This year marks a special occasion. On July 13th 2017 the Metal Gear series will have its 30th anniversary. On July 13th 1987 the first game in the series, simply called Metal Gear, was released in Japan for the MSX2 system. So, what will Konami do to celebrate this special occasion? As we all know, the company went through a bit of a crisis when the creator of the series and long-time employee Hideo Kojima left, along with several others who have been important to the series. On top of that, Konami closed their brand new Los Angeles studio. However, the company is still planning to continue working with the series, and it remains ‘extremely important’ to them. Of course, we have Metal Gear Survive coming, but other than that we haven’t heard much from Konami in regards to Metal Gear’s upcoming 30th anniversary. So what else could the studio do to celebrate and pay tribute to the past three decades of one of the biggest and most beloved franchises in gaming?

Ultimate Collection containing MGS1, 2, 3, 4, PW, GZ and TPP

A rerelease of the mainline Metal Gear Solid games on current generation hardware is one of the most often heard requests from the Metal Gear fanbase. The only problem here seems to be Metal Gear Solid 4, which was made specifically for the PlayStation 3 hardware and includes multiple references to the machine and other Sony devices. For whatever reason, this is the only game in the series that has never appeared on another platform. In any case, an ‘ultimate’ release with all the mainline MGS games in the series would surely make a lot of people happy. Just keep the name of the creator on the box, please.

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake announcement

Every Metal Gear fan will have seen them by now: the gorgeously rendered scenes from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater that appeared online last year. There was only one problem though, they were not part of a remake of the beloved third entry in the series, but instead they were made for a pachislot machine based on the game. Regardless, seeing the familiar scenes from Snake Eater get this kind of visual upgrade has sparked interested in a true remake for current generation platforms. This is also one of the safest routes Konami could take after the departure of Kojima (and many other Kojima Productions staff members) as long as they stay faithful to the original. They could rework the visuals and perhaps implement gameplay mechanics or control schemes from Metal Gear Solid V in some way.

MGS movie trailer reveal

The Metal Gear Solid movie was announced at Metal Gear’s 25th Anniversary Event, alongside Ground Zeroes. So far, we haven’t seen a single snippet of footage, and information has been very scarce. What we do know is that the film is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Jay Basu, with Avi Arad serving as the producer. It may look like this movie is vaporware, but it was never official cancelled, and a recent tweet by the director implies it is still in the works. What better place to debut the first trailer – or, more likely, teaser – than during the series’ 30th anniversary?

    • Yeah, let’s remain optimistic for now and give them a chance to show what they can do with the series.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Let us prey….
      On the guilty souls of the stupid cuntami executives in Tokyo awaiting their doom /S

    • Venom_Sina

      I have the same feeling. For now, it’s better to give them some time.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Tv show

  • Venom_Sina

    Probably a good amount of Survive gameplay trailers and maybe… just maybe… the sequel to TPP.

    I highly doubt about the Ultimate Collection because of the reasons that we discussed before and you mentioned it in the article. MGS4 is impossible on Xbox. Maybe they are planning for a PS4 release only, but again I don’t think so. Also seeing MGS4 on PS4 seems weird to me 😛

    There is some rumors about Konami’s plans for 30th anniversary and I gotta say they are too good to be true 😛

    Let’s see what happens…

    • What kind of rumors?

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        *Crosses fingers*
        Please don’t be 4chan Please don’t be 4chan

        • Venom_Sina

          Worse. It’s from Reddit 😀

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Not that bad actually
            NeoGaf is the most accurate tho
            Shinobi602 is fucking on point

      • Venom_Sina

        Someone posted something on the Reddit. The kinds of things that we see a lot. A friend of my cousin’s friends works at … These kinds of things 😛

        Here’s the link, but take it with a grain of salt:

        https://np.reddit.com/r/metalgear/comments/5sin4q/future_of_konami_insider/

        • Yeah, the part about Kojima wanting to start a directing career doesn’t sound very plausible, if that was the case he would have done so after leaving Konami instead of making Death Stranding. But yeah, the rest of it would be pretty great, probably too good to be true indeed.

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah. The weird part for me was the Silent Hill and the next Metal Gear cast. To be honest, I can’t believe it until I see it.
            Also the part you mentioned about Kojima isn’t looking very accurate. He has more time and more creative freedom. Why he is still making games?!
            These kinds of rumors that doesn’t have a valid source…Most of them are made by random people. Best to read and get past them.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    I know people are gonna fuck me up because of this but…
    ARMIE HAMMER AS SNAKE AND MORE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

      • Hm, he seems a bit too pretty to be Snake.

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Well Snake isn’t exactly ugly either
          If he was why would Naomi be comfortable with strip searching him?But then she had an affair with a married man so she’s a bit eh….
          Iroquois does look pretty ugly tho

          • Not ugly but not really ‘pretty’ either, a bit more rough looking. Not like he came straight from the catwalk.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Fair enough

        • I’m thinking Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender. I would say Scott Eastwood but unfortunately he can’t act. Even Christian Bale I’d still be down. Even though he’s a bit older. He’s like Brad Pitt tho. Those basterds don’t age.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        I knew it…
        I’m horribly bad at casting video game character unless it’s stupid one dimensional ones like euhm Duke Nu..
        Sorry I forgot no one mentions that abomination now

        • Full Options

          Which Duke Nukem ur talking about, my friend ??…

          http://www.gry-online.pl/Galeria/Html/Pliki/603219050.jpg

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            You know which one . The abomination that got retarded by staying in development hell

          • Full Options

            Haha, yeah, I know you had this one in mind..
            Never played “Forever”, the critics were so bad that I did not want to hurt myself…

      • Gatsu

        It’s been a while since I saw this gif lol. I wonder what really happened there when he make that face.

    • Gatsu

      TV-show would be cool :).

    • FMercenary

      Maybe Scott Eastwood as Snake instead.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        Yeah

  • let’s be realistic, this year there’s not going to be an anniversary party since the key developers are gone, and Konami will try to stealth release that Survive game unther the rug, they won’t even mention the 30th anniversary besides a facebook/twitter post… at best we might get a New CD with music, the Pachislot Soundtrack is a great mix of Old and New tracks… so that’s all, let’s keep our expectations really, really low to avoid drowning in our expectations.

    For MGS4, I think Konami will have to re-make everything on Fox Engine, since if you remember from the documentary, the codding was a mess and every single change they made to the game it started a chain reaction of bugs, I would love to have MGS4 without loading times since all the game can be fitted on a single map (but not open world… just removing the loading parts)

    For MGS3 re-make I highly doubt that since is a well Know Fact that Konami’s Soul actually feeds on its fans ressentiment

    For the still unlikely scenario for a Music Collection CD.. I hope this time they include the MGS 1, 2 and 3 full main themes, since the pachislot was a good start for including “taboo” tracks like debriefing and life’s end… some new mixes from the MSX games wont hurt either.

    BEST CASE SCENARIO: Konami will release the Old MGS HD Collection for current gen systems, a port of the 360 port might be likely since that console is the easiest to port stuff from.

    • Wouldn’t it be really weird if they did not have anything for this 30th anniversary? MG is still one of their biggest IPs.

      • Full Options

        I believe that doing nothing would as well impact negatively Survive sales along with decreasing the franchise’s potential (in case they still really care, of course) .. I mean such anniversary is a powerful marketing vector.. I think it would be like shooting a bazooka shell in their own foot.

    • Venom_Sina

      One of their US Reps said something about a plan for the 30th anniversary. This plan can be MGS6 or the soundtracks you mentioned, or it could be just Survive. We never know, But one thing is for sure: It will go beyond just Twitter and Facebook. But what it will be? We have to wait and see.

      • Venom_Sina

        One other thing you mentioned and I kinda agree with that. There’s a high chance of disappointment, so I won’t count on anything big.

    • Full Options

      For MGS4, I think Konami will have to re-make everything on Fox Engine, since if you remember from the documentary, the codding was a mess and every single change they made to the game it started a chain reaction of bugs

      Indeed, that would be because MGS4’s engine is way too dedicated to PS3’s job queues across SPUs, aside some facts like that the CellBE’s PPU is big endian (bits are read in reverse order) like any other IBM Gekko PowerPC, and other exotic things here and there…

      The RSX is an extreme beast too… If they customized the game around this architecture and hereby without any prior multiplat planning, it would almost be like refactoring it all from scratch (shaders, and to do it properely, even from before DCC exportation I am afraid).

      On the other hand, Konami has definitely enough HR for doing this, and even quick, however we need them the will..

      • Mr.Pony

        What would be easier, MGS3 remake or porting MGS4 to new gen?

        • Full Options

          Mmmh… very good question… I believe that depending at what you aim at in term of “remake”. MGS3 could be easier since it is less resource intensive (older)… But if you want a MGS3 transformed to a MGSV result.. it is an entire different story… To me MGS4 would still remain pain in the ass, compared to MGS3…

          • Mr.Pony

            What about the MGS3 remake being something like the Resident Evil remake compared to the first one to come out. A somehow increase in area sizes but not open world situation, with graphic enhancement.

          • Full Options

            I think it would be even more finger in the nose, compared to a MGS4 remake, if keeping the same “linearity”, and if we can qualify things like that..

  • hunner

    I’d rather have MG 1 and 2 remade instead of MGS 3

    • Yeah, but that would be far more work, and since they’re also working on Survive right now it seems unlikely they could take on a project that ambitious at this moment.

      • Not true at all. It’s the same work. Just because you have Mo-cap data of the old game, does not mean that you don’t need additional work for the new stuff for the remake.
        Remaking a game, not to mention a masterpiece and a classic is a ton of work. You can’t fuck it up and at the same time you need modernize the gameplay and with that comes the new mo-cap, voice-work and stuff.
        It’s the same thing for MG1 and 2. Their story is not enough for modern systems. You need to remove and add a lot of things.

        Just HD textures is not really a remake for MGS3.

        • Kind of depends on what kind of a remake you do. With MGS3 you can keep the level design intact, and redo the cutscenes in the same manner as they did for the pachislot machine. And even if they were to remake the cutscenes entirely including new mocap, they already have a storyboard, music, etc. So unless they change the whole thing MGS3 should be at least a little bit easier. MG1 / 2 are 2D games on a very different level that essentially have to be created from the ground up, without having an ‘example’ like they would have for MGS3.

          • Mr.Pony

            I would like the remake of MGS3 to be more than just a new coat of paint. Something more along the lines between the Resident Evle remake compared to the first one. Expand a bit on the areas, items and such would be perfect.

          • If they will have the same pachislot graphics for the remake, it’s not the same thing. MGS3 gameplay used MGS2 engine stuff mostly. Some of the gameplay mechanics and gimmicks relied heavily on the engine. Remember MGS3 went more open-world that time around? Some of the animations had issues with the engine.
            Modern PS4/XOne games moved past these issues with the new games.
            What I want to say that remaking that game will not be easy at all. Even if you won’t add anything to it.
            Games changed a lot since that time.

            MGS1/2 are 2D, but you still need to be close to these games in terms of the story and locations. It’s the same thing but without mo-cap data, music and stuff.

            Discussion about remakes here will be complicated Nyx.

          • Technically they might be about equal, but creatively there would be a lot more work for the 2D games, for the simple fact that they are 2D and don’t have things like voice acting, camera work, etc set in place yet like MGS3 does. Of course a remake of MG1 / 2 would be awesome but for now a remake of MGS3 would probably be a safer choice for Konami, as everything they do will be questioned and scrutinized by fans so if they are going to change a lot of things in order to make MG1 / 2 work in todays standards and in 3D it might be a risky endeavor, not to mention they might not have the experience and manpower for that yet. So it would probably be better to safe that for a later day when the team is more confident in taking on a big Metal Gear project.

          • Everything what Konami will do will be questioned and scrutinized by fans no matter what. If you will make an ok or horrible remake, fans will be mad.
            Metal Gear community is the most divided community of this generation. Period. We don’t know nothing at this point.

          • Full Options

            If they only tried to reboot both of them from total scratch.. Without even using previous mo-cap and stuff.. Only Boss could have the guts for such technical challenge, but we know Boss is not into copy-pasto stuff…

  • Gatsu

    Release all MGS games on Steam and I’ll be happy. MG1 and 2 remake, also Rising 2. Oh and a trailer for the movie.

    Gimme something good :3.

  • Venom_Sina

    Am I the only one who doesn’t want a Metal Gear movie?!

    • Gatsu

      I don’t want it, but it gonna come some day anyway so I want it to be good. I have to say it’s kinda fun to see favorite games as movies, even if they most of the time suck lol. There’s always a chance that it will be a good one.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah, you’re right. It will happen someday. There’s no running away from it.
        I hope they create something that gives a good feeling to the fans, Like the first Silent Hill movie which was kinda good.

        • Gatsu

          Yeah :), I agree about the SH too.

          • Mr.Pony

            Exactly when it comes out it will feel like one of those movies or the first RES movie, not that good, but still pretty fun to watch. Hey just like Espace from New York or L.A.

    • Full Options

      If it was a good one, I would love the idea… 😀

    • hunner

      TV series or an anime series would work better

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah, that’s a great idea. Also Square Enix-quality CG movies can work, too.
        Thanks for the idea. I hope somebody at Konami read these comments 😛

      • Gatsu

        Anime would be so awesome <3.

        • Full Options

          AAAAAARRRRRGGGG… YEAH !!!

    • Mr.Pony

      The only way a MG movie work is not being something like the Bourne movie and something more in the lines of a B class movie in my opinion. Something to watch on a sunday afternoon so to speak.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        You want an Mgsv exploitation movie? Dafuq is wrong with you

        • Mr.Pony

          Do you want a dumb fun movie to watch or do you want Super Mario movie levels of garbage?.

          • Why not a good movie? Yes, it’s wishful thinking, but still.

          • Mr.Pony

            Track record for Videogame movies has been bad, with the information about that movie provided so far it is not shaping up to be the very best either. It’s ok to be a dumb fun movie, every year I go back and watch the first Resident Evil movie. It’s not a good one but the nostalgia surrounding it makes it ok for me. So far that is the very best I’m expecting for any videogame movie even from the one of my favourite franchise.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            A blaxploitation mgs would not be so bad after all

  • Barret47

    Nah, following the “great” ideas of konami, some pachinko or, the pachinko game of mgs3 for consoles and pc

    • Mr.Pony

      Micro-transactions, micro transactions everywhere!

      • Full Options

        Almost nano transactions, soon…

  • Mr.Pony

    The right answer is all of the above!

  • Ah! I know! A heaping spoonful of neglect and inconsideration!

  • IMO, everything that Konami will do with Metal Gear at this point will only make people angry.
    I don’t know if you can really remake MGS3 without that hot Shinkawa’s art stuff or original developers. MGS movie for now is not a reality because the director only finished his Kong movie.
    Ultimate Collection would be nice for the PS4. I hope it’s not a SURVIVE trailer for the 30th anniversary. God damn it, not for that special date please.

    But a small teaser for the New, big Metal Gear game would be so nice. It will make people really happy. I’m still playing MGSV to this date. It’s an amazing game and I can’t see anyone surpassing it. Not really sure that Konami will want to spend 80 million on the MGS franchise after what happened.

    Money is important for that franchise. You can’t make a cheap game out of it. You need a significant investment for that game, with top tier talent from the industry.

    • Mr.Pony

      At this point Konami doing a remake would be less prompted to failure than to make a new game. There is still great potential to win over fans with a good remake. For the 30th anniversary I hope , as you said that it is nor Survive trailer or launch (since E3 is in June they could reveal Survive and launch it on the anniversary). So its either something to do with Survive, announce something new or let it silently slide.

      • Let’s be honest here. Konami does not live only on fans of the series. They need new audience. I doubt that remake will sell millons of copies. Fans will buy them Day One, Konami is not interested in us.
        Konami is interested in making as much money as they can. Remakes NEVER sold at the level of new games, but at the same time they are much safer for devs… But Money. In the end it all comes to the money.

        • Mr.Pony

          The problem of a new game, and by that I mean a direct sequel, is the story itself. At this point this is a 30 year franchise, and people who haven’t played the previous ones will be overwhelmed, after all MGS lore is not the easiest to follow. So taking that into account a remake could help generate interest in the series by newer generations.

          • Full Options

            And specially if Boss is not there anymore to give the proper hints / comfort, as he used too in previous chapters…

  • JASKO

    They will do nothing for this 30th anni. !!!!!

    They did nothing for the 1 Year anni of MGSV i personally think they forgot about it cause they have to do a lot of copy pace copy pace to do and they only care for there “NEW” M… G… SURVIVE and give a F … for the greatest Franchise which were created by Kojima who were much hated by this Company full of a$$…

    Expect nothing Guys!!

    Bad, very Bad but true!

    • Full Options

      30 is something… If they do nothing, then you’ll be for sure right..

      • Mr.Pony

        They are doing something, they are doing
        https://media.giphy.com/media/rjWu7ks7deuxa/giphy.gif

        • Full Options

          xD

      • JASKO

        30 is awesome but we are talking about f…nami don’t forget that! They will hurt us they did with Kojima and nothing will be released! They will punish us because mgs is Hideo Kojimas Baby!

        • Full Options

          eh.. Touché…
          We used to love them… The ball is on their side…
          Trust me they have to show something for me to forgive them this gaze on his face..

          http://gifgif.io/0uuKa5.gif

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Why does there always has to be that one whiney kid. We don’t know what happened at Konami .

  • Shawn

    Konami will most likely butcher any hopes I have for the series. What I’d like to see is The HD Collection released on current gen, and Steam. A remake of 3 would be great! And the movie would be good to watch as a guilty pleasure. Also, having another game like V with more locations and open world would add life to the series. The story of V wasn’t the greatest, but the open world espionage and reconnaissance gameplay was fucking addicting!

  • Biggy

    More like Metal Gear is trying to survive…..

  • Lex Radu

    I really hope they switch from Movie to a Netflix Series, and keep Jordan Vogt-Roberts, given how well Shows are doing these past years, especially Story whise, you have more freedom to do something good in a Netflix Series than a Movie!

  • Bad news everyone! Especially @fulloptions:disqus: Kojima won’t be able to make it to MAGIC Monaco after all due to the loss of a loved one: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=28683

    • Full Options

      Ow shoot… Sad for him… Thanks Nyxus.. Do you think it has to do with Taniguchi ?
      Well, I suppose I will have another occasion… At least I will have my full week-end then 😛 but would have loved to finally meet Sensei… :/

      • Full Options, you will have your chance in the future. They will invite him again, maybe next year.

        Kojima so far have not used twitter for some time… Something happened.

        • Full Options

          Indeed… His twitter is quite flat since the 10th.. Unusual…
          I hope he is ok…

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            I hope that’s not what I am thinking but what if that was his wife 🙁

          • Full Options

            That’s his own private sphere in all cases… No comment, mate.
            And don’t start worrying like that with zero info, I am sure he will sort all this out.

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Indeed

    • Venom_Sina

      Damn. It’s a bad feeling. All of us had a similar experience before.
      May his/her soul rest in peace.

    • Gatsu

      Oh no T_T …

  • Johnno

    “All you will get is Metal Gear Survive and you’re going to like it.” – Konami

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      “Uhmm mehr gehd yuggg gudzub” – Metal gear fanbase after mgs4

  • Jav

    A teaser trailer for Metal gear cobra.

  • Some ok news. Konami is making console games…

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Better than nothing, I suppose.

      • Well, it’s a sign that they are still interested in the console market. But do they want to continue making AAA games? We don’t know that.
        Kojima spent 5 years developing top tier FOX Engine tools for them. Konami have the technology for this generation at least.

        • Full Options

          Best game techno on earth and this board of Dirs…
          FoxEngine source code ? Mmm… tastes great !
          xD

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/920c3675c8df2acfb96742d5fe1b9d9983401adc07f60c69c4d819ed532383a4.gif

          • AHAHAHAHA. I laughed so hard. Lol…
            Monkey: Me, like tech!1 Makes munny. Can aEt paper!1One

            This is actually sad. So much potential. I still remember P.T. visuals. They are better than in Resident Evil 7 when it comes to photo-realism. That lighting and the shadows… Very realistic looking models and everything is gone.

          • Full Options

            xD
            Yeah, if even people like Sakamoto-San leave (for way better “horizons”, between us…) some may wonder who will handle FoxEngine evolutive maintenance… :/
            What a waste… Let’s check Survive, but really preoccupied here..

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    I think that Konami maybe will make new pachinko game for 30th anniversay or metal gear survive 2! hahaha! XD

    No hopes for something cool.

  • Stranger

    Just start the series again, remake everything next Gen, the order they were released too. Kojima done it last time round now see if someone else can grip and rip the series. Just like how films get reboots and three a new bond from Time to time now its time for Konami to step up and get it on.

    • Yeah, but they need someone who could succeed Kojima in that regard. Someone with an overarching vision who can bring a project like that together and lead a team.

      • Stranger

        I don’t doubt it, as a huge fan of the series I would demand only the best. I think it would be in Microsoft’s best interest to buy the rights for series off of Konami as I believe they have the money to really make it. Not dissing playstation but I just don’t think Konami have the appetite anymore.

      • Full Options

        He always was at the very core of MG. Like MG’s very operating system. Now we are like MG is running on Windows 95, or something. No Yoji neither…
        That much successful titles around the franchise has unfortunately even more increased the difficulty of replacing them. I am not that desperate, but MGS had become some kind of perfect formula-1 tailored around one unique Champion. A bit like a Ferrari around Michael Schumacher … Not simple..
        They are going to understand what is real Art the worst way if they don’t find some kind of Sebastian Vettel fast ! If they believed they can handle all this by simply having his techno, they are so doomed… They need a pilot, and a damn good one, if not the best only.

  • Michael Ray

    North american mgs3 pachinko machines, duh!

    • Full Options

      You guys should stop about asking for pachislots or Konami will finish to believe that’s really what we are after… xD

      • Michael Ray

        Its not like shit ass konami is gonna make good decisions with the metal gear license anyway, they dont have any love or care for it like kojima has

        • Full Options

          I believe only the 3-4 .sses up-stairs.
          I mean I am sure the rest / widest majority of Kojima’s ex-colleagues, engineers and artists still have a lot of love for Metal Gear…

          http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Kojima-Productions-2014.jpg

          • Yeah, the people who are actually going to make the games are probably still passionate as they were when Kojima and co were still there.

          • Full Options

            As Boss and others explained, game projects in Japan are usually centered around one person / director, interfacing with all departments.
            Fortunately, they had the most atypical project director of all Japanese studios.. A Dude open to many western + eastern styles through his travels, even as open regarding team management, so hopefully, they’ll have less trouble to recover thanks to that too..
            Fingers crossed…

          • Michael Ray

            Sounds accurate, but remember the 4 added upstairs call the shots, hopefully anyone who does have love for the series there can come up with something awesome without it being rejected due to non pachinko related ideas

          • Full Options

            That’s kind of the core question, but I believe whatever deep ahheh they can be, they are not in real tech stuff neither so they may more or less relay on down-stairs for creative decisions. Finally a bit like some kind of rough investors with a personal problem with Boss.
            On the other hand, they are hereby / obviously behind the sticks regarding budget size and dead-lines of a given title, and this will heavily determine the products final quality.
            If they still are that tight-fisted, or at least not willing anymore to put say 60-80 M$ per title… Yeah, we’ll only get according cr.p.

            http://i.imgur.com/CHn6z8T.gif

    • Gatsu

      T_T so sad….

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Honestly think a MGS3 remake is more likely at this point – beyond that every other game in series would need overhaul to largest degree. Especially MGS4 – idek how they’ll update the graphics without losing the aesthetic that the game had and all that attributed to its atmosphere and game play will detract from story if there’s a disconnect with that sort of ludonarrative dissonance as it wouldn’t be same as it was on PS3. And certainly without Kojima there doubt Konami really cares enough to do that. Suppose we’ll see. I didn’t play the first two games or Portable Ops – not even MGS V so should be interesting what they do from here. Maybe something at E3. Wish Konami would sell it off or something so that someone else can do right by it but if we can get some kind of remake suppose it’ll stave me over. Hard to believe it’s already been almost two years since then – time flies. Long live Kojima’s legacy and love live Metal Gear.

  • Scott Bakula

    “So far, we haven’t seen a single snippet of footage” Because…there isn’t any..They haven’t even cast anyone. Best they could do is announce they’re moving forward with the project or something. Hell they can’t even say they’re entering production, because again, no roles have been cast.

  • Eugene Voldo

    Sometimes I just don’t understand people who want remakes of the games they had beated in the past. I think MGS1, MGS2 and MGS3 are already perfect games. And in my eyes remakes are always devalue original creations. That’s actually why I don’t care for FF7 remake.
    To be honest, I hope they announce a completely new Metal Gear game with all new characters and storylines. Snake story arc was completed a long time ago with MGS4. So it’s time for a new hero to shine. Be it a new Raiden or just a new Snake I just want a new fresh story. Make it happen, Konami!

    • Full Options

      “devalue”… a bit hard term to me… But really understand your feeling.
      Marvel representatives said remakes were part of their culture in comics and started to work pretty well even in movies, I think.. Video games are still much more difficult to reboot as such technically… You need some kind of Techy-Favreau / huge fans to do it in the deserved respect… But I am sure we’ll reach such felicity in a quite soon future..

    • It’s not like the old games stop existing. Besides, MGS3 already had multiple iterations, first with Subsistence and then with the HD Collection. And there’s also a remake on 3DS.

      • Full Options

        ;D I wanted to ask him if he was talking about remakes or re-masters…
        Remake/remaster until which depth ?
        Interesting questions regarding game production…

      • Eugene Voldo

        To me, Subsistence is like a Director’s Cut. It’s the same movie, but with added scenes and features. And I don’t think that MGS 3DS is a full-on remake. But at the same time it’s not just a remaster. You see it’s really difficult to say what it really is. Probably only Kojima knows the real answer.

        • Full Options

          For example MGS3 HD mainly received a higher res rendering pipeline and not that much aside, but yet very enjoyable.
          However, if they had as well boosted polygons numbers, I think we could certainly still call it a remaster. Or even a “mod” to be a bit coarse and to some technical extents… 😀

          In movies remakes tackle the same stories but often from different camera angles and usually completely different actors.
          I suppose redoing mesh / cams animation streams could bring closer a title to the term “remake” as we appreciate it in movies, but still would have a pronounced “remaster” nature.

          In the case of MGS3, one cool tech side-effect is that all becomes de facto more edgy which can look cheap at first glance, but have somehow its charm since it let also sharper appreciate how well optimized the geometries were.

  • Full Options

    @Nyxus:disqus Strange, do you know these guys / are you even affiliated with Nexus ? I am asking because if I remember well, you have some links with SA…

    In all cases, I see quite obvious similarities with the article you wrote a day before them, and even the illustration they used.. (!?) ;D

    https://www.awx.co.za/nexus/what-can-we-expect-from-metal-gears-30th-anniversary.html

    • Hm, looks like they took some ideas and images from this article. Well imitation is the highest form of flattery right?

      • Full Options

        Well imitation is the highest form of flattery right?

        I believe that’s exactly how it should be felt… ;D
        But I prefer the original over the copy, nevertheless… 😛
        You may charge them for the next articles, under a form of monthly / annual subscription… MGI premium or something..

      • Full Options

        Ho I did not noticed they are actually citing you as well (with hyperlink), and precising image credits..
        Rather cool in fact…

        The team over at Metal Gear Informer have speculated what we might see come July this year. Let’s take a look and see what could potentially be worth getting excited about.

        • Ah yes, that is nice of them. Not every site does that.

  • Lex Radu

    Dear Kojima-San, our prayers are with you and your family!

    Sincerely, your fans!

    https://youtu.be/16NH9YaF6iw

  • Lex Radu

    Dear Kojima-San, our prayers are with you and your family!

    This video is dedicated to your lost one, who we don’t know, but you knew, and cared about, so we’re here, with you!

    Sincerely, your fans!

    https://youtu.be/I0xUl_VRCmM

  • Andrew

    To be honest I would love to see a HD remake of Metal Gear Solid for the PS1 packaged with 2 and 3 in true HD. I’d also totally love a sequel to Guns of the Patriots but with Kojima gone I wonder if we’ll ever get that.

  • Guys, this is amazing. Never saw this. Highly recommend to watch this. I want Metal Gear Solid 6: Roach Eater. Amazing.

    • Full Options

      xDxDxDxD Man, this is awesome… What a great fan ! A lot of passionate work there… And the medical interface, LMFAO…
      The gameplay logics / spirit is so well respected… Hilarious ! And awesomely inserted CG !
      As for this playthrough, well, we are far from perfect stealth or S Rank (xD), but would have been way less funny… xD THX for sharing !

      • I like how he uses every Metal Gear Solid game references/music and stuff there and it somehow works together.
        so awesome.
        That last explosion was nice with “anti-roach Launcher”.

        • Full Options

          Yeah, all is perfectly paced just like if we were in the game.. The exact same look and feel and timings than when a given player use the game’s UI… Really impressive work !

          The last explosion is a pure apotheosis.. xDxDxD

  • There was actually quite a lot for the 25th anniversary. At the event they announced Ground Zeroes, the MGS movie and a mobile game. And then there was a lot of merchandise:

    – Shirts: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=890
    – Bag: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=943
    – Play Arts figures (Gray Fox, Solid Snake, Solidus Snake): http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=628, http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=1005, http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=1337
    – Book collection, CD collection: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=2114
    – Rubber keychains: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=2972
    – Lunch box (not for sale): http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=1653
    – MGS4 rerelease: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=4004

    Probably more. But looking at this impressive list it would be fair to expect something aside from Survive, right? 🙂

    • Also, good times… 4 years ago, 150-950 views. 4 years later there is a topic about “30 year anniversary speculation” with 5000+ views.

      I hope Konami will deliver, though keep in mind that Castlevania 30 years anniversary was nothing special ;(

    • Full Options

      If this world was perfect I would exchange all those items and more against a simple MGS6 announce : “Legend of The Boss”, a MGS3 prequel..
      And would straight away start to pray everyday so they don’t f.ck it up… xD

      • Lex Radu

        The story of Joy, The Boss, would work a lot better in a non interactive form, as a Netflix Miniseries of 8 or 10 episodes, it wouldn’t be a lot of gameplay in her story to make it a Video Game, most of The Boss’s backstory, is really interesting, and would be worth exploring it in Live Action, there is a lot there, the Space Expedition alone would make a great series, which would end in The Boss meeting a young John!

        • Full Options

          All right then, but I still want to play… :/
          So let’s dream about a playable FoxEngine version + “8 or 10” hours cut-scenes, then…
          I am in !

          http://media.giphy.com/media/KAfAT700n1DXO/giphy.gif

          • Lex Radu

            Well, if i wanna play, i have Kojima’s next games, i hope the only non Kojima Metal Gear content, is live action, and not playable content!

            Let the Gaming part of Metal Gear die without Kojima, justicy the lack of “Kojima”, by changing the medium!

          • Full Options

            Bah, if the playable content was not convincing why live action would be even more credible ? I prefer to give them a chance to entertain us by any means than nothing, in any cases..
            After all and in case future FoxEngine stuff was finally not that bad, we would then have of course Koji-Stuff to play with first and possible FoxEngine stuff as well ?

          • Lex Radu

            Because if live action, Konami will be just producers, and people who care about Kojima’s work will be doing the actual work, the directing, the writing, acting etc.

            If MEtal Gear continues as a Video Game, it will be like the last AC Games, made just for money, milking it, while in a TV Show format, they can explore the other aspect in the world of Metal Gear, the other characetrs…hell, make it about Ocelot, make a comnedy like Lucifer, but with Ocelot!

          • Full Options

            But we did not played any Non-Koji-MG yet..
            I believe even if we are mad at them, we may first accord them some kind of doubt benefit..
            Live action / miniseries require some experience as well…
            If I was asked at what do I think they are still best at, I would say at producing metal gear video games, since that to date, and even if Survive’s story-line looks awful, we did not experienced any bad MG…
            I mean too soon for me to say they are better at producing miniseries… Imagine, if anything, that they would be even worse at it than at producing games… ;D

          • Lex Radu

            Or better yet, make a Hannibal-esq show about the downfall between Zero and Big Boss, show us where they disagree, why they are both wrong, but also right from their perspective!

            For example, in this show, i would get Bryan Fuller to direct it, have Colin Firth, or Anthony Hopkins to play Zero, and someone in his 30’s with range to play Big Boss, but also not an A list actor, but a good fit for the role, who could pull of the funny side of Big Boss, and the transition to the Kiefer Big Boss, someone like Dan Stevens, or Manu Bennet, TV actors with potential!

            And guess what, you won’t even need a big budget for a show like this, it will all be about the acting!

  • Machine Gun Kid

    Portable ops and ops+ remakes on PS4 would be pretty sweet

  • Full Options

    So he finally tweeted 12hrs ago… Just a KP re-tweet, and read between lines… This stuff is the only thing that works well enough at cheering him up (guess what).

    https://twitter.com/KojiPro2015/status/831451670324260864

  • BurntFM

    Ooooh. I don’t even know what I would want for a 30th anniversary. Maybe make give MGS 1 and 2 the Fox Engine treatment like 3. I don’t care if they make a game out of it. I just want to see Solid Snake properly rendered in HD

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      3 never had the fox engine treatment
      What are you talking about?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I can see a collection happening – minus GZ and TPP. They just released a compilation of the two a few months ago after all, maybe they’ll put in Rising and PO in their place?

  • Solid Old

    New PS4 Collection with all Kojima Games+ Portable Ops and Twin Snakes in HD!!

  • BerserkerVTR

    A remake of MG and MG2SS instead of MGS3. Solid Snake vs Venom Snake and Big Boss??? It would be the smart move, i think.

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