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.

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3 Comments on Konami Shuts Down Fan Made Metal Gear Remake

Put

On August 19, 2014 at 12:54 am

That blows. Maybe Konami will change their minds. Shame to see all that good work go to waste.

R.J.

On August 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

That is a shame, but I expected it since rumors of an official remake have cropped up again.

ABMusic

On August 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

Hi there, I was one of the composers on board this project and wrote the orchestral-electronic version of the ‘Red Alert’ theme which you can hear in the latter part of the trailer. If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your game or other media project please get in touch through the contact page on my website: http://www.AlexBurnettMusic.co.uk

Thanks for listening! :-)