Here’s a doozy of a rumour for you: Metal Gear Solid (the PS1 classic) is being remade (again) and it’s coming to PS5 and PC. This is according to YouTube channel RedGamingTech, which has been known to provide some accurate leaks in the past, although they specialise in hardware information rather than software.
Still, according to their source — a source that apparently has a 100 per cent track record up to this point — this supposed Metal Gear Solid revival is a full remake, not just some kind of port or remaster.
The source also states that Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and 4 are all being re-released, but it sounds like they’re set to be remasters rather than full remakes. It’s unclear whether they’re coming to PS5 as well, or whether they’re just targeting PC.
We don’t know how far into development the Metal Gear Solid remake is, but its rumoured existence does tie into reports that we’ve heard elsewhere. For starters, we know that Sony has been flashing its cash to third party publishers in order to lock down exclusive PS5 deals — Final Fantasy XVI is a perfect example of this. A remake of Metal Gear Solid — arguably the most beloved instalment in a series synonymous with PlayStation — certainly fits the bill when you consider that Sony dished out serious dosh for timed exclusivity on a very similar project, namely Final Fantasy VII Remake.
But is Konami really going to pump money into crafting a full-blown remake of Metal Gear Solid? Without a doubt, stranger things have happened, but the Japanese publisher is something of an enigma these days, which makes it an easy starting point for all kinds of rumours. Remember Silent Hills on PS5? Heck, maybe that’s happening as well, and Konami’s really getting back into the swing of things.
Anyway, this is certainly one to keep an eye on.