Metal Gear Solid, the revered PlayStation 1 classic, could be coming to current-gen hardware according to several leaks.
Rumoured to be in production at Bluepoint Games, the team behind the critically-acclaimed Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus' remakes, the franchise has been dormant since Metal Gear: Survive – a spinoff title not helmed by Hideo Kojima following an acrimonious split from publisher Konami.
Still, the speculation grows stronger and stronger, so here's everything we know.
Metal Gear Solid Remake Leaks and Rumours
Previous rumours from RedGamingTech on YouTube had suggested that while the first Metal Gear Solid title would be remade, its sequels would also be coming to current-gen through remasters.
Then there's talk from YouTuber Lance McDonald that quotes Bluepoint as saying "Not one, but two" when referring to remakes.
Of course, that's a big jump from a studio working on a remake to assuming it's Metal Gear Solid, but another industry inside, Moore's Law, has not so subtly hinted that the next game could be Metal Gear Solid.
@bluepointgames Great job with the Demon's Souls remake.Can't wait to play the next Solid game you guys are working on... ??
— Moore's Law Is Dead (@mooreslawisdead)
When pressed, Moore's Law noted that "Sony has a lot of bombshells they haven't dropped".
Metal Gear Solid Remake Release Date
Given that Demon's Souls just dropped, it would be likely that Bluepoint wouldn't drop another huge remake in close proximity.
Still, Capcom's Resident Evil 3 Remake followed the Resident Evil 2 Remake by just a year, so it's not outside of the realms of possibility that the studio's next project could be further along than anticipated, particularly if they have two teams working concurrently.
Metal Gear Solid Remake Platforms
Rumours have suggested that the Metal Gear Solid Remake would be a PS5 exclusive.
While Bluepoint has worked with Microsoft in the past (bringing Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 as well as Titanfall for Xbox 360), the studio has undoubtedly enjoyed a long relationship with Sony.
The developer has worked on ports including God of War I and II, the Uncharted Trilogy, as well as Shadow of the Colossus and Demon's Souls – the latter of which was co-developed with SIE Japan Studio.
Of course, we'll update this piece as we hear more news about a potential remake of the classic title.