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 Metal Gear  remake given the go-ahead by Konami
Metal Gear remake given the go-ahead by Konami
June 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose

Newsbrief: A team of modders has been given the all-clear by Konami to build a remake of the original Metal Gear, created in 1987 for the MSX2 computer and later for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The Outer Heaven team is building this remake as a mod for Valve's Alien Swarm. As spotted by Kotaku, the group recently received word from Konami that it can build its remake, as long as it makes the final product free to download.

And the team says that Konami may be interested in taking the project beyond a free mod if there appears to be enough public interest in it. The team is currently hiring more people to help bring the mod to life.

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Ardney Carter
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Uh oh! The mod have started to move!

august clark
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I always assumed that Konami, Kojima, or someone was eventually going to return to the original games and port them up to a newer engine (like FOX, or whatever was new when they actually got around to it) A green light for a mod sort of suggests they were not going to, so wrong again I guess.

I am interested to see how this plays out. I would prefer if the remake keeps closer to the gameplay of the original with some trappings of the modern iterations, but we will have to wait and see.

Paul Marzagalli
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I actually asked Kojima and some Konami reps about that, and the party line seems to be that there's no reason to do so. Seems odd to me, especially as I imagine many people would be interested in playing those games completely redone and with Hayter & co. delivering performances.

Theresa Catalano
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Let's hope it retains the awesome music from the original games. It would be especially cool if it uses music from both the Japanese and the western versions of Metal Gear (since they had different, yet equally great soundtracks.)

Jay N
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Awesome stance by Konami. Unlike so many other companies who kill off fan projects in their infancy, this move allows for the best possible outcome for all parties, given the circumstances.

John Maurer
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Good move Konami! If only SquareEnix would have done the same for Chrono Resurrection...