No, not for pachinko machines.
A remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 is reportedly in the works, and Konami will hand development over to Virtuos Studios.
That is according to a VGC report that also lists a number of other unannounced upcoming Konami projects, such as remasters of other Metal Gear Solid titles, and a new Castlevania “reinvention” that is being worked on internally, all to be announced next year.
Virtuos previously worked on the Nintendo Switch ports of XCOM 2 and BioShock, and supported the development of blockbusters such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Despite Konami’s bitter separation from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and his subsequent move towards pachinko machines, Eurogamer sources suggest that the publisher has pondered a new version of MGS3 for some time.
An earlier idea would have seen the game remade by Konami on Kojima’s Fox Engine, with the game scenes reused from work done on the horrible Metal Gear Solid slot machine game.
But this idea never came up, and Konami has now moved away from the Fox Engine. PES / eFootball, the only franchise to have used the engine in years, gave it up for the newest and very troublesome new entry in the series.
After years in the wilderness, Konami seems finally ready to make many of its fan-favorite franchises redevelop. Last week, Konami officially announced its Castlevania Advance Collection of previous games, which will soon be released for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox.
And that other franchise? You know the one. At the beginning of this year Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka seemed to speak too soon. with a quickly removed tease that he was back at work on a “you hope to hear” project. Eurogamer understands that Konami didn’t like that much.
The tongues moved again when Konami confirmed that it was working on a game in collaboration with Bloober Team, developer of horror games like The Medium and Blair Witch, “to produce games from existing and new IP.”