Metal Gear fan remake shot down by Konami

Written by David Hing

August 19, 2014 | 11:30

Tags: #metal-gear

Companies: #konami #outer-heaven

A fan remake of the original Metal Gear has been shut down following discussions with series owner Konami.

A new trailer for the project reveals that David Hayter, the original voice of main character Snake, was involved in the project before it was cancelled.

The team, Outer Heaven, revealed the project in June this year as a full remake of the original game with new models and a new script. They had apparently been given the go ahead by Konami so long as they operated under a non-commercial license. Negotiations since then appear to have fallen apart.

’Unfortunately we can no longer go ahead with the project,’ said a spokesperson for the team talking to Metal Gear Informer. ’It seems like the guys over at Konami couldn’t agree on a decision so had no choice but to shut us down.’

The team went on to graciously thank Konami anyway for their support in the early stages of the project along with Metal Gear Informer, the gaming media and fans who also supported them. They add that they are now planning to make something with an original intellectual property.

Outer Heaven had attracted other industry professionals to work on the team including a developer from Ubisoft to work on the level mapping, a developer from Insane Games working on the sounds and a voice actor who had previously worked on Fire Emblem and the Infamous series.

Metal Gear was released in 1987 for the MSX2 with a heavily modified port also released on the NES.
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