Everyone wants a Final Fantasy VII remake. But a Metal Gear Solid remake would be almost as good, right?
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be featured in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection , but Kojima Productions couldn't include the original title simply because it was too outdated. That doesn't mean we won't ever see the first MGS in high definition, though. Creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana told Eurogamer that they initially planned to include it so the collection would be complete, but the old classic just "has a very, very low polygon count." Added Matsuhana:
"While at the time the game was something new and refreshing, just bringing it as is into HD probably wouldn't have that much meaning to us. We're doing two and three with a certain work flow where the goal is to take that game, preserve it and introduce it to a new generation. We can't really take that approach with Metal Gear Solid 1 because it's very dated at this point."
He says that the studio hopes to deliver MGS HD at some point, but they'll have to "give it some special attention above and beyond a new HD lick of paint." This may include tweaking some of the gameplay (uh-oh) and the story so the update would be "proper." Unfortunately, it just isn't a project they can undertake right now.
Well, we can live with the "might happen" scenario.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid