We’ve seen quite a few rumors about Metal Gear Solid getting remakes in some form or another. We’ve heard stories that the first entry on Moses Island was going to get adapted with others hinting at the story of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater potentially getting the remake treatment. While we still have no official confirmation, long-time Konami and Metal Gear Solid producer Noriaki Okamura hinted that 2023 might be a bit year.
The producer has hinted that “2023 will be a year of many announcements” for the franchise and even used the wording “long-awaited.” Of course, this kind of statement potentially hints that multiple rumors could end up being true but with no exact window, we’ll have to see when these announcements come together. Perhaps they’ll pull something similar as they did with Silent Hill, just dropping multiple game announcements in a special coverage.
It should be noted that Metal Gear Solid is very likely going to be developed by an external studio since Konami moved away from the gaming industry’s usual standards. There’s also the fact that the mastermind behind the franchise is no longer involved with Konami and left in bad blood. It seems unlikely to think that Hideo Kojima and his self-owned production company would adapt a new entry with how their relationship ended all that time ago.
There’s also a movie in development with Oscar Isaac attached as Solid Snake. Production has been moving forward slowly with the film adaptation, and it’s unclear if it is still in some form of active development. Sadly, many projects eventually land in development hell if there’s not enough push behind them. Still, here’s hoping it comes together and perhaps we finally get some update as part of this new tease for 2023.