At Least One Developer Wants To Remake Metal Gear Solid

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Game designer Hideo Kojima might not actually be actively looking for someone to remake his magnum opus, but at least one developer wants to step up to the plate.


Earlier this week, rumors circulated that Kojima and crew were looking for a game studio willing to remake Metal Gear Solid on their fancy new Fox Engine (which they're using to build the upcoming MGSV). Kojima took to Twitter yesterday to clarify, saying he isn't actively looking for a studio, but that he'd "love to ask" one to remake the game that turned Solid Snake into an icon.


Today, one studio offered their services: a British developer called Just Add Water. Here's what they have to say:

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:

  1. We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.
  2. Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.
  3. 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.

What do you think, folks? Does the world need another Metal Gear Solid remake, or was 2004's Twin Snakes enough?

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If they're going to redo it, all I ask is that they either keep the original voice recordings, or bring back as much of the original cast as possible.

The game really would lose something without Snake sounding like Snake, Ocelot sounding like Ocelot, and soforth.

Also, the Psycho Mantis, "I can read your mind," bit needs to remain as well.