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E3 2011: Kojima wants to remake Metal Gear Solid in HD
Posted: 11.06.2011 08:30 by Comments: 7
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fans may notice that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection coming out later this year for 360 and PS3, which is to synergise with the release of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, lacks a key game: the very first Metal Gear Solid.

However, Kojima Productions creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana stated the studio wants to remake the first Metal Gear Solid title in full HD, during an interview with Eurogamer at E3 2011.

Matsuhana said, "Obviously, we wanted to include it and make it a complete collection. However, as you know, Metal Gear Solid 1 was for the PSone. It has a very, very low polygon count... 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."

Matsuhana still thinks that an updated HD version of Metal Gear Solid will come, but it will require a total overhaul. "If we were going to do Metal Gear Solid 1 we'd want to take more time with it. Not just up-res the textures, not just make things look pretty and polished, but go back and tweak some of the gameplay, tweak the story to update things and do it properly. Not just a re-master but a re-imagining almost.

"We do want to do that sometime down the road but it will take more time. It's not something we're looking at doing right now."


In fact, Silicon Knights did such a thing in 2004 when they remade Metal Gear Solid as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes for the Gamecube.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
Source: Eurogamer

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By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2011
PowerJack
Now we're talking.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Jun 11, 2011
Xyfer117
I hope the HD remake also comes out on 360
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 11, 2011
herodotus
@Xyfer117
Bottom line of the article, mate. It's for 360 and PS3. No PC, though. Shame with the upcoming "MGS" title being available for all three.
By Revan (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2011
Revan
I bought Metal Gear Solid last winter from PSN. I still haven't gotten past the first level.
It's just so hard to go back to it because of it's PS1 graphics. Ugly, ugly game!
So I'm really hoping they do a complete makeover and re-release it on PS3 or 4 one of these days.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Jun 12, 2011
Xyfer117
Lol sorry missed that
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Jun 12, 2011
stuntkid
They shouldn't have called it MGS HD Collection without MGS1!!!
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jun 12, 2011
VHugoSama
Alleluia!!! I just hope its the PSone version their thinking of re mastering because the GameCube one although prettier it was more childish and the soundtrack of the game sucked big time, in overall the PSone version is still the best at least for me it is.