It’s an interesting scenario if it does come to fruition.
The other day, we talked about how Konami has rated several titles (Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra) at the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee for PC. At that point, it only seemed that Konami wants to make its older titles work properly on newer operating systems (and hardware), but we didn’t think that the Japanese company that is nowadays mostly focused on pachinko machines and Pro Evolution Soccer would have more on its mind.
A YouTuber, RedGamingTech claims that he knew about Metal Gear Solid, and that it would launch on both PlayStation 5 and PC. He thinks Solid Snake’s mission on Shadow Moses Island will be on both PC and the next-gen Sony hardware, and he heard this from two sources, confirming that this remake of Metal Gear Solid should exist. (Then again, better have doubts until it gets confirmed, that should be the best approach.)
He added that the story won’t end with the first two Metal Gear Solid games, saying that Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots are also receiving a new, updated version, but not in the same way as the first MGS. Instead, it would be closer to what the second game gets (an updated HD remake), but he’s not sure if these two games would be exclusive to the PlayStation or they would be on PC and Xbox Series as well. (With MGS 4, we wouldn’t be surprised: that game to this day is still only on PlayStation 3.)
It’s surprising because, since the launch of Metal Gear Survive (which, let’s put it frankly, isn’t a memorable title whatsoever…), Konami has done nothing with this IP. Perhaps they are afraid to do anything new without the involvement of Hideo Kojima.