Earlier this week Hideo Kojima took to tweeter and began to express how much he’d love to see remakes of both Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 using the FOX Engine. He even went as far as to say.
“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.”
A day later Mr. Kojima returned to tweeter to clarify that he’d been, miss translated in regards to his wishes for the remakes and that he just didn’t have the time to start such projects so, no next gen Metal Gear Solid or Metal Gear Solid 2 then. Well don’t lose hope just yet because after Hideo Kojima’s clarification tweet developer Just Add Water posted an open-letter to the father of Metal Gear offering to remake Metal Gear Solid themselves.
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.
So there you go, a FOX Engine powered Metal Gear Solid could really happen someday. If though you simply can’t wait quite that long there’s always the Twin Snakes remake on the GameCube to fill the gap.