Hideo Kojima recently said he’d like to remake the first Metal Gear Solid game — again. This time, however, he wants someone else to do it and to use his team’s new FOX Engine.
The enigmatic Japanese game developer discussed the possibility in a recent interview with Gamereactor. Though he’d support such a remake, Kojima believes it would be a difficult undertaking requiring mechanics updates.
As Joystiq notes, Kojima has said before that the first Metal Gear Solid game, as a remake, would be difficult to modernize.
He had explained that it was “made for a certain era. Not just the story, but the controls and everything about it reflect that era in which the game was made.”
For those rusty on their Metal Gear release history, Metal Gear Solid was released on the Playstation One in 1998 by Konami.
The game was, and still is, hailed as a breakthrough in gaming, having a strong emphasis on previously unseen stealth gameplay mechanics and a focus on storytelling.
Hideo Kojima’s development team recently showed off the new FOX Engine at E3. The engine is being put to use for the new, highly anticipated entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The impressive FOX Engine would make for a profoundly different game if the first Metal Gear Solid game were to be remade with it.
It is worth noting that the original Metal Gear Solid game has actually already been remade as a Gamecube exclusive called Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes in 2004. It featured a brand new musical score, new cut-scenes, and re-recorded voice parts.
Kojima has expressed distaste with the results of the Silicon Knights remake in the past.
Recent Metal Gear Solid series compilations included remakes of the second and third games in the series, but retained the original PSOne version of the first.
Who thinks a FOX Engine remake is a great idea? Does anyone else wonder if maybe it wouldn’t be more interesting to see remakes of the very first games in the series, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2?