Konami Shuts Down Fan Made Metal Gear Remake
Konami has put the axe to a previously approved fan made remake of Metal Gear.
The cancellation was confirmed today in a report from Metal Gear Informer where one of the project’s developers, Ian Ratcliffe, confirmed that Konami had contacted them to put an end to the remake’s development.
“Unfortunately we can no longer go ahead with the project, it seems like the guys over at Konami couldn’t agree on a decision so had no choice but to shut us down,” said Ratcliffe, “Even though it’s unfortunate, we’re thankful for all the help and support we’ve received from Konami, MGInformer, Kotaku etc. Especially the fans.”
While this news would be bad for any fan project, we’re going to go on a limb and say that it probably stings doubly for the folks working on Metal Gear Remake. After all, it was only a few months ago that Konami gave them the all clear to proceed as long as long as the final product was released for free. Add in the fact that they managed to land David Hayter to voice Snake, as well as several other experienced industry veterans. Perhaps hoping to share their pain, the development team has since released a trailer showcasing Hayter’s vocal performance as well as some of their finished work.