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Kojima: "Foreign" Developer Could Remake Metal Gear

Maybe you weren't aware, but it didn't all begin with Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation; the official start began way back in 1987 on the old MSX in the form of just plain ol' Metal Gear. Then it jumped through the roof when it arrived on the NES.

And now that everyone has gone a little remake crazy, perhaps it was inevitable that somebody would ask Hideo Kojima if he had any plans of revisiting and entirely overhauling the 22-year-old game. His response may actually surprise you... This came from a recent interview with Kotaku Japan:

"It doesn't have to be me who makes it. I made it a long time ago. It could be somebody young that maybe has more abilities than I do... It would even be good if a foreign production team even did it."

A "foreign production team?" As in, a team from the West? Well, that might not be a terrible idea, actually, as the concept of Metal Gear may be well-suited for designers in this neck of the woods. It would be disappointing to have Kojima play no role in the production whatsoever, although with a project this old, it may not be a requirement. After all, just about no aspect of the original title would remain, right? What do you think? Should we see a new, remade Metal Gear for the new generation?

9/30/2009 10:40:33 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

BeezleDrop
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:53:00 AM
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As long as no one but Kojima and his affiliates try to remake MGS 1, 2, and 3 everything will be just fine. All 3 are just amazing but redone in Hi-def would be a dream come true.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:53:56 AM
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The only drawback of a team in the west taking it on is that western developers have a completely different set of aesthetics in their minds. Completely different cultural contexts. For me, a Metal Gear game has a certain mood, a certain context, a certain aesthetic. I have no doubt that there are a lot of very good developers in the west that could do a remake of Metal Gear, but would any of them be capable of capturing that mood, context or aesthetic?

You know, now I think about it, Naughty Dog might be able to do it.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:25:03 PM

That western developer would probably use the what seems to be the wests favorite engine too. Unreal.

No thanks.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 2:49:41 PM

Ugh, that would be....unreal....

LOL!

No seriously, if they did that, it would be all space marines with horribly mutated biceps that make them look like they've been suffering 'roid rage for decades.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:55:36 PM

Don't forget they would all be lathered with a nice layer of vasoline. Ha!

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PS3addict
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:05:40 AM
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As long as they judt "Updsated the grsaghicsd and Music, and left everything elde the way it is now, it would be sweet.

Just like the Earthworm jim. Same game with better visuals and audio.

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therabbitkinge
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:40:14 AM
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Well yeah it'd be a great psn title ^_^ it would be similiar to the recently released zombie apocalypse in look and move and feel like the original (hopefully) it would be a great re-visit to a great game.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:25:36 PM
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Nuooooooo! Kojima. You remake the game and use the MGS4 engine.

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SuMtOnE
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:26:06 PM
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Hopefullie they remake it, I havent played any metal gear solid series before, also drakes fortune... jus not my type of games... may should give it a try if they do remake it...

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:39:56 PM

dude, no Metal Gear Solid or Uncharted? How could you?!

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:30:11 PM
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western developer make Metal Gear? give me a break, then it will all become FPSs or TPSs. leave the shallow hands out of Metal Gear games.

The greatness of Metal Gear games are not its shooting and weapons, but the revelation of the depth of humanity and the touching of the souls of millions, no western developers are able to achieve that, not a single one, not even close.

Or I will put this way, there is Kojima, then there is the rest of the other war games. Ask yourself, does any other war games feel and play like Metal Gear games?

so, either Kojima remake it (his students from Konami is fine, cuz he is so willing to let them take over, but no western war developers) or leave it behind.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:37:52 PM
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It would be cool if they remade it for the store, like they did for bionic comando. You know, nice new 3d graphics, same gameplay.

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Solid Fantasy
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:40:32 PM
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A foreign developer could do a project like this right. But imo it's way too risky b/c they could also really destroy something with a lot of potential like a Metal Gear 1 and 2 remake. I would much rather see Kojima and co. head up this.
Regardless these two classics are right up there on my remake most wanted list. Just behind FFVII.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:41:34 PM

Solid Fantasy? haha Metal Gear Sold and Final Fantasy? nice combo. :D

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convergecrew
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:50:48 PM
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Why do some people assume that Kojima would just hand it off to some 2nd-rate wannabe western developer who would turn it into some FPS? Youd be pretty naive in assuming that. Kojima would definitely have some sort of guideline of what to do as well as a stringent screening of a developer. As he said, "someone with more ability than I".

This is not some recipe for a big mac that he is franchising out.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:58:06 PM
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Hated that old game. It was almost as rotten as Bionic Commando. I'd rather have a remake of MGS but I suppose they might already be tired of doing that.

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LinTr
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:07:16 PM
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I'd like to see it done. This could be a great opportunity for a dev team to play in the sandbox of the old top-down classic.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:41:38 PM
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bull ish.

He would become fully involved again in due time because he cant escape MGS, he wil make MGS and be stuck there till he's gone. Fame made him a slave to the system.

I hope the same don't happen to the one who's always been better than Kojima, Fumito Ueda.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:46:50 PM

They're not taking about remaking MGS. but remaking Metal Gear.

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b3mike
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 2:01:06 PM
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Steroid infused characters running on the unreal engine? More than likely a fps or tps? Sacrilege!

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 2:08:07 PM
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I actually had the original NES game. It still may be buried away in one of my parents closets.

When I was a kid, I hated that game. I had no concept of stealth or sneaking. I just ran into to each screen and tried to kill everything. Needless to say, I never made past the first few screens.

Now that I've beat 1-4, I'd like to try it again. If my memory serves me correctly, MGS for NES is one hard ass game.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 2:16:50 PM
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I still actually have my copy of the original NES game. Wish I had the MSX version (other than as an extra on MGS3S). The only Metal gear game I actually lack besides that one is MG2 for the MSX. Cheapest I've found it has been close to $400. Ouch.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 4:44:15 PM
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I've wanted a Kojima remake of the oringional two titles since I found out that MGS wasn't the first game.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 4:45:53 PM
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I don't get why everyone thinks they're going to completely redo the game? I mean if they put it on the PSN or anything, all it will be is something like the original game with updates sprites and new controls probably.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 5:13:46 PM
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In all honesty. I was completely wrong when I assumed the E3 2009 teasers where a Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 remakes. I thought those images of Raiden were Gray Fox. :(

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A2K78
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 7:44:20 PM
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I'm curiuos about what kind of drugs Kojima have been taking because this doesn't sound like the Kojima I know.

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___________
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 2:37:51 AM

money is a powerful thing.
i wonder how much M$ paid him to sit on the natal group during TGS.

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Metallisnake
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:24:55 PM
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Its funny cause I'm a huge metal gear fan and I have this game and metal gear 2............how I have them I got the mgs3 subsistence for my bday wen I was turning 15 n wow this game is sooo hard I never beat the first metal gear and if a foreign company take this remake please at least let kojima be producer cause it just won't be metal gear without the mastermind himself.........n trying to find this game is like trying to find zone of the enders 2nd runner at a gamestop which is a very slim chance

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Metallisnake
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 10:24:58 PM
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Its funny cause I'm a huge metal gear fan and I have this game and metal gear 2............how I have them I got the mgs3 subsistence for my bday wen I was turning 15 n wow this game is sooo hard I never beat the first metal gear and if a foreign company take this remake please at least let kojima be producer cause it just won't be metal gear without the mastermind himself.........n trying to find this game is like trying to find zone of the enders 2nd runner at a gamestop which is a very slim chance

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___________
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 2:36:23 AM
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i still have great memories of MGS 1 on the old PSX.
i wished they kept that strict stealth formula instead of what they moved onto with MGS4.
not taking away from the story or anything, but the gameplay was a massive dissapointment with MGS4.
you could basically go in killing whoever you wanted than go hideout like a little 2 year old pussy.
i miss the true old stealth games like MGS,SC and james bond.
the old games where you had a million and one really cool gadgets and had to destroy security cameras to avoid being seen.
being seen resulted in mission fail.
thats a stealth game, none of this if your seen go hideout molakia.

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 4:24:30 AM
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Do we really want gaming, one of the last bastions of originality (thanks, Tim Schafer), to become plagued with remakes like the movie industry? I'd rather have NEW games.

If you want to play the old games, most are readily available.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 6:32:43 AM
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Well the Syphon Filter guys could, imo

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