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The producer of Metal Gear Solid 3 wants to collaborate again with Hideo Kojima – GameSpew

The producer of Metal Gear Solid 3 wants to collaborate again with Hideo Kojima – GameSpew

Hideo Kojima may have parted ways with Konami, but the producer of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake would like to work with him again, in what he described as “the dream.”

That’s not the company’s official position, but as reported by VGC, current Metal Gear producer Noriaki Okamura (who is working on the remake) is definitely open to working with Hideo Kojima, the series’ original creator. Kojima’s comment came during a 20-minute livestream promoting the remake known as Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.

The stream was in Japanese, but there were subtitles, so it’s definitely worth watching. There are no major revelations, but there were a few interesting tidbits. For example, the game uses the original voice-overs, but the lines referring to the original controls have been re-recorded. For actors who have passed away, Konami has used parts of the original recordings, apparently as an alternative to recreating their voices with AI.

The stream also reveals that Virtuos, a global studio that specializes in assisting other developers with their games, is helping with Metal Gear Delta: Snake Eater. Virtuos has worked on a wealth of titles including Dead Island 2, Mortal Kombat 1 and more.

But will Noriaki Okamura ultimately get his way? Could Konami and Kojima kiss and make up, perhaps for Metal Gear Solid 6? That seems unlikely. Not only does Kojima have his own projects, it seems like Konami is being a little weird about him.

How weird? Their ongoing Metal Gear Solid Legacy retrospective, currently in episode 2, doesn’t mention him. Not at all. Yes, you read that right, a deep dive into Metal Gear Solid doesn’t necessarily mean name-checking the series’ creator, director, and co-writer. Konami may have some convoluted legal reasons for his omission, but it’s not a good look.

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Konami has yet to reveal when Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater will be released. They’re still aiming for a 2024 release, so just wait and don’t throw away those cardboard boxes just yet.