Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

August 18, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

A fan-made remake of the original Metal Gear game has been shut down by Konami, according to Metal Gear Informer. The shutdown of this project comes months after the publisher initially gave its blessing to the project. The remake was being developed by mod team Outer Heaven, who promised a recreation of the 1987 MSX and NES game. Konami gave its blessing with the condition that the remake was not sold for money.

However, a statement from the team sent to Metal Gear Informer states that the project has now been scrapped following instructions from Konami to end it.

"The project has been shut down by Konami," an email sent to the site read. "Seems that they all couldn't agree on the project going ahead."

The mod team also revealed that David Hayter was on board to voice Snake, and had even recorded some lines for it. It posted a work-in-progress trailer showing a rough cut of scenes yet to be animated, complete with Hayter's dialogue.

You can check that out on YouTube.

Source: CVG

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Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

it sucks that this always happens to high-quality projects and the fact that low-quality crap always gets a free pass just adds irony

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Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

"David Hayter was on board to voice Snake"

There we go, this is why. They want people to forget him. 

Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

Valve, can you please have a sit-down with Konami and explain how this sort of thing ought to be handled?

Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

They might want ot have a chat with Square Enix too.

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Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

I think a love letter going this far would perhaps get some people employed and Konami could just use this as a digital release.

Re: Konami Shuts Down Fan-Made 'Metal Gear' Remake

If they weren't going to sell it, then that was a douchey move on Konami's part. Heck they probably could of waited till the end of the development, asked for a beta build, and then consider selling it themselves, and give the devs a good sized cut.

The only thing that I can think that might of triggered this kind of response from Konami would be the inclusion of David Hayter. Usually, actors/voice actors aren't allowed to play their characters on non-licensed work without permission. But that seems more like Konami would be going after him instead of the whole project. Or maybe they did go after Hayter, and the group just felt defeated after losing him.

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