Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami did not happen peacefully, but it did happen with a lot of secrecy. Both parties maintained a cold relationship in the final months, just before the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Since then, the Japanese company has only released one title of the brand, the spin-off Metal Gear Survive, which did not satisfy the fans. Now that Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, a remake of the third chapter in the saga, has been announced, fans are wondering if its creator is involved or not. And no, the answer is that it is not.
A Konami representative has confirmed to IGN that neither Hideo Kojima (creator) nor character designer Yoji Shinkawa have been part of this project. However, other developers of the franchise have been present during the development.
“They are not involved. However, the development team will work hard to create this remake and also the ports (for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection) so that they can be enjoyed on multiple platforms by even more players all around the world.”
Why did they choose Metal Gear Solid 3?
Although the development of the remake is being done by Virtuos, a studio specializing in ports and remastering, several Konami developers who participated in the production of the previous games in the series worked together with the developer. And why have they opted for the third installment and not for other titles in the series? The publisher responded as follows:
“We chose Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater because it depicts the birth of BIG BOSS (Naked Snake), which is the starting point of the Metal Gear series. Another reason is that many fans have been requesting a remake of this game for a long time.”
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater still does not have a release date. It is planned for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.
Source | IGN