In a fantastic bit of news for Metal Gear series fans, Konami has just given the independent mod team, Outer Heaven, permission to proceed with their remake of the original Metal Gear game. That’s right, the 2D MSX2 title.
This new remake will be a complete overhaul of the original game with new graphics, engine, and music. The remake is also allowed to appear on Steam upon completion.
Ian Ratcliffe, one of the developers told Polygon:
“The style of the game will be reworked, bringing it more up-to-date with the other games in the series, we’re still undecided on some aspects, like what style to have the camera angles, birdseye view or the more traditional/Metal Gear Solid 2 style.”
In regards to the news of Konami’s approval, Ratcliffe added:
“It’s excellent that a company that huge, would let us do such a thing, we’re very grateful…We received something else too, but for now I cannot disclose, lets just say great GREAT things are happening, and we’re very grateful to everyone involved.”
As to what this mystery gift could be is up for anyone to guess. Additionally the development team is looking to hire people to help with the project, details of which can be found here.