Want a Metal Gear Solid remake? Just add water
If there’s one game that really defined gaming as being far more than just an immature past time, it’s Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation One. That game set the bar for more a cinematic style of gameplay, before it went overboard with various sequels. It got a remake back in 2004 on the Nintendo GameCube, by the name of Twin Snakes. And now, Hideo Kojima is considering another remake. And one developer is keen to make it.
Kojima mentioned earlier this week, after being translated correctly, that he’d be interested in remaking Metal Gear Solid, but wasn’t actively pursuing the idea. However, if another studio wanted to do so, he’d be more than happy to pawn the idea off on them.
Well, if there’s some creator or team in this world who has love and passion to remake “MGS1”, I would love to ask for it.
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
And one studio responded to those tweets of his: British developer Just Add Water, who have been tinkering with the Oddworld franchise recently. They’ve got some ideas, ideas which could only be expressed in the following letter:
Dear Mr Kojima,
We read with great excitement on VG247 that you were looking for a studio to work with to develop a Metal Gear Solid remake using the Fox Engine, that your team has been hard at work creating.
We at Just Add Water feel ideally positioned to do the remake justice for several reasons:
- We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.
- Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.
- We really, really want to do it.
For evidence of our abilities, please check out not only the HD treatment of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, released on PlayStation3, VITA and PC, but the current re-creation of Abe’s Oddysee, titled Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.
We eagerly await your response.
Love and cuddles,
The JAW Team.
I’m kinda torn on this one. While the Metal Gear Solid HD collection from last year proved that there was still some life left in the older games, they haven’t exactly aged well. Especially in the controls department. And I’d rather see Twin Snakes updated for consoles instead.
Silicon Knights did a hell of a job with that remake, and despite their recent slate of absolute crap games that have been developed, they do deserve credit for actually making a Kojima product better.
Like that’ll ever happen though.