The first- and third-party roster for the PlayStation 5 is looking pretty solid, and is gearing up for quite an action-packed launch this holiday season. While we’re certainly going to have our hands full with the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls, and later on God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Final Fantasy XVI, here’s another name that could see a potential release on the new console: Metal Gear Solid.
As it turns out, a full remake of the game is rumoured to be coming to Sony’s upcoming console. According to RedGamingTech on YouTube (via Push Square), the original PS1 title could be coming to the PS5, as well as the PC.
This is interesting, given how the Metal Gear franchise is tied to Konami, though its original creator, Hideo Kojima, left the company after a falling out with the company to become an independent video game creator. How the Japanese company will fare without the eccentric game director with an MGS remake remains to be seen, but this could be the first time a game in the franchise could be coming to the PS5.
Additionally, Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and 4 are all reportedly getting PC ports as well, though they will be just remastered versions of the original games instead of full-blown remakes. How accurate this rumor is remains to be seen, though RedGamingTech’s source is known to be accurate.
What might convince you a little bit more about the PC ports, however, is hard evidence from the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee, where ratings for the original Metal Gear for the MSX computer, as well as Metal Gear Solid, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, were all spotted on the site (via Gematsu). Just note that the original MGS is listed here as a port of the original PS1 game. Hopefully this doesn’t dash any hopes of a full remake, though all eyes will be on Konami to make a full announcement sometime soon.
In addition, a PC port for Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra was also listed. This game bundle contains a treasure trove of classic NES titles, including the first three Castlevania games, as well as Contra and Super C, which spells even more good news for OG Konami fans.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.