The opening scene of Konami’s classic game “Metal Gear Solid” is considered one of the most cinematic in gaming. Using Unreal Engine 5, fans have managed to recreate this iconic moment. The game, created by the highly influential Japanese gaming figure Hideo Kojima, is a beloved entry in the stealth genre. Although the series has declined since Kojima departed from Konami, fans can still revisit it through multiple installments.
The game “Metal Gear Solid,” released in 1998, became renowned for its fourth-wall-breaking gameplay features. Taking advantage of the PlayStation 1 hardware, gamers were initially perplexed when facing Psycho Mantis, who could predict their moves and access their console’s memory card. Eventually, players discovered that the key to defeating the boss was to switch the controller to the second port. Innovative ideas like this made the game stand out and helped it achieve lasting success, and the series continued to evolve and improve over time.
Unfortunately, those who want to play “Metal Gear Solid 2” will have to wait due to its legal difficulties. Due to issues with the usage of licensed historical video content, many games have temporarily been removed from digital platforms and cannot be purchased. No official date has been set for their return, but fans have been reassured that the removal is only temporary.
A group of dedicated volunteers has been working on a fan-made remake of Metal Gear Solid for several years. Recently, the project’s development has gained momentum, with updates being shared online by Vapor Cephalopod. In a recent interview, Kojima expressed his desire to play an open-world version of MGS1, and Vapor Cephalopod was inspired to find out if it was possible to create such a remake. They aim to explore the possibilities of making the game open-world or even in virtual reality.
A previous attempt at remaking Metal Gear Solid was made with “Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes” for the GameCube. However, this version elicited varied reactions from the community. Although it brought enhancements from “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty,” like the ability to hide from enemies in lockers, it also incorporated exaggerated action, brighter lighting, and excessive use of bullet-time effects. On the other hand, Vapor Cephalopod’s fan-made remake aims to remain faithful to the original, only incorporating improved textures and new play styles.
The Unreal Engine 5 has proven to be an excellent option for remaking classic games such as Metal Gear Solid 2 and The Elder Scrolls V. Recently, environment artist Christian Gomm showed a recreation of Riverwood from Skyrim using UE5. It is a simple visual upgrade and a complete remake using photogrammetry. This technique scans the environment from Bethesda’s RPG and converts it into Unreal, with different trees and assets included. It gives us a glimpse of what a fifth remake of Skyrim with UE5 might look like. The exact number of remakes for the game is still being determined.
Vapor Cephalopod emphasizes the importance of preserving the art direction in the remake. He believes that previous attempts at remaking the game have fallen short, looking generic and lacking the distinctiveness of Shadow Moses. He wants to ensure that every iconic texture and detail is kept while enhancing their quality to the maximum extent possible.
A streaming player has achieved a remarkable feat by completing the game Metal Gear Solid 2 with a dance pad. It highlights the player’s exceptional coordination skills and proficiency in the stealth-based title. Players who attempt to play games in unconventional ways bring a new level of excitement to the gaming community, such as someone who finished Super Mario Bros. with a drum kit or another who defeated Elden Ring with a piano. While these challenges may seem odd, they provide a refreshing and entertaining change to the conventional use of a controller or keyboard and mouse.
Recently, the possibility of a sequel for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was hinted by the voice actor of Raiden, Quinton Flynn. In a tweet, Flynn teased that there would be announcements about the project in the upcoming weeks when asked about its development. Although Konami has not confirmed anything, Flynn’s enthusiasm about the project is a positive sign. The game’s continued popularity, demonstrated by the prevalence of internet memes featuring characters like Senator Armstrong and Monsoon, shows that there is still a strong interest in the franchise.