The existence of a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake was first reported on by VGC back in 2021 and the news instantly got people talking. Since then various little rumours and whispers have circulated, but they’ve ramped up considerably over the past few months. Now, Windows Central’s Jez Corden says he’s managed to “hard-confirm” that it’s real and coming soon.
Corden mentioned on his Xbox podcast a few weeks ago that he had been hearing that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake was going to be multiplatform, going against speculation that it may actually be a Playstation exclusive due to Sony working with Konami already on a Silent Hill 2 remake headed up by Bloober Team.
After that, Insider Gaming published a report saying that it had got word that the MGS3 remake was not exclusive to Playstation, but that it would be shown at the upcoming Playstation Showcase event. This would seem to indicate at least some sort of deal between Sony and Konami, such as timed exclusivity, marketing or something else.
Going back to Jez Corden, he says that he has now been able to “hard-confirm” the rumours he heard previously which he didn’t want to officially report because he “wasn’t 100% sure at the time,”.
According to Corden, “it’s coming to Xbox and PC as well as PlayStation, despite a marketing deal.” which certainly lines up with the belief that the game will debut in the Showcase rather than a more neutral event.
It’s not the only Konami property rumoured to be coming back, either, with numerous rumours about a new Castlevania game also being in the works. That’d make sense considering the Castlevania name has been surprisingly active lately, what with both an animated show on Netflix and special Dead Cells DLC.
As for Metal Gear Solid 3, it has managed to appear in quite a few articles discussing the best games of all time. It’s still technically playable, but getting it can be tricky. It was part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection which works via Xbox’s Backwards Compatibility program but you can’t actually buy it digitally. That means you need to own the disc version which still regularly sells for around £30 on Ebay. I reviewed it waaaay back in 2012 and it was a lot of fun, but I’d still love to see it being brought back in either a proper remaster or full-blown remake.
That HD collection was worked on by Bluepoint Games who have made a name for themselves working on various remasters, including 2021’s Demon’s Souls. Many people have speculated that they might be working on a remake of Playstation icon Bloodborne, but right now I’m wondering if they are in charge of bringing Metal Gear Solid 3 back to our screens. With it having been 3 years since Demon’s Souls, it would be about time for them to reveal their next project, after all.
Now if only Konami and Kojima could patch things up so we could get a proper Metal Gear Solid sequel.