We don’t know what the future holds for the franchise Metal Gear from Konami. Hideo Kojima is not interested in what has to do with the intellectual property that he created, after his mediatic and controversial departure from the company. Several of the players and fans, meanwhile, only aspire to the basics of these modern days: ‘remakes’ of the classics.
In this way, the main saga would not be altered with post-Kojima non-canonical games, and would bet on the fixed taking the original trilogy to remake it with modern technology. Especially speaking of the first title and despite having an exclusive ‘remake’ for GameCube under the engine of Sons of Liberty. There have been no official announcements so far, but the industry has yet to forget one of its greats.
Of course the rumors do not stop, but over time they have managed to increase without real evidence other than assumptions and predictions. Until the official account of Metal Gear on Twitter he decided to play along, perhaps a matter of premeditation.
Responding to a user created just a few days ago –in April 2021–, @TheTomOlsen, the official account of Metal Gear It seems to suggest a next wave of news that we also cannot attest to. Everything is a cryptic realm of messages further supported by interior images of Big Shell, location of MGS2, posted on the account allegedly allied with Konami. Or created by, rather.
Who is Tom Olsen?
The fictitious account is baptized under the name of Tom Olsen, and despite not being a character that appears in the game, it denotes a greater connection with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. In his presentation bio, he says that he is a “New Yorker who works as a maintenance technician at Big Shell. Married for 10 years to Karen and fan in recovery of the Mets. “
Not only was Tom Olsen created a few days ago, he tweets exclusively about Big Shell with photos of the facilities included. The last time we saw this location was in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2011. Same that arrived in June 2012 to PS Vita (without Peace Walker) and in July 2013 to Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, exclusive compilation for PS3.
In these HD editions the version Substance from Sons of Liberty, which includes improvements and additional game modes. It was the one that Xbox and PC received at the time before being relaunched as the second version for PS2. Bluepoint Games was the studio in charge of the high-resolution remasters
A new collection of Metal Gear
Rumors of a new collection of Metal Gear for current consoles they have not evaded the public’s bets either. About eight years after the final The Legacy Collection, which saw the three games of the HD Collection (Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker). More Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and the codes to download Metal Gear Solid Y Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions of PS Classics.
The classics Metal Gear Y Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake MSX are part of Subsistence.
Given its exclusivity for PlayStation 3, more platforms are crying out for this mega compilation. Being a great absentee the ‘remake’ Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes developed by the late Silicon Knights. We do not know the current status of the license on this ‘remake’, but there is some reason why it has not been re-released until today.
It may be the reason why a new ‘remake’ of the first game is possibly in development. A new collection would have all the sense to be launched before said ‘remake’, in addition to being a second chance to MGS4, current PS3 exclusive. Let’s think about how the original FFVII PlayStation finally came to Microsoft and Nintendo consoles; the same could happen with MGS.
Not one but several ‘remakes’
Some reports in Resetera suggest that Sony and Konami work together on these future plans to Metal Gear Solid. Apparently Bluepoint Games could be acquired by PlayStation Studios and they would work on ‘remakes’ of MGS, exclusively for PlayStation 5. The first would be the one from the first game, but it would not be the only one, apparently.
Do we give certainty to these reports? Not at the moment, but we can’t rule them out of the equation either and it sounds like a feasible decision on the part of Konami, which owns the rights to Metal Gear. It is more “practical” to recreate infallible pieces of criticism than to create an ESA franchise product from scratch. Except for the same reason it is a double-edged sword and things can go wrong.
But we will only see that when we discover the official information of Metal Gear Solid that may – or may not – arrive in the next few days.