It looks like Konami isn't as "Solid" on their word as we thought. The original 1987 Metal Gear was being remade by fans in a project originally approved by Konami and featured David Hayter returning to voice Solid Snake. Unfortunately, Konami has ordered that the project be shut down. It's a shame because the trailer made for it looked quite promising.

Metal Gear Informer has announced that the fan-made remake of the original Metal Gear has been cancelled by Konami, even though it originally approved it, because it couldn't settle on a final agreement towards the game's release. The remake had a handful of industry professionals helping with its development. The game was going to be non-profit and was being made solely based on the makers' love of the series.

Noteworthy individuals associated with the project included the following:

  • Adhem Belkhadra from Ubisoft (Gears of War, Just Dance, the Cursed Crusade, etc.) working on the level mapping.
  • Kaue Lemos from Insane Games (Earth Under Seige, Bubble Up, etc.) working on the sound effects.
  • Orion Acaba (Fire Emblem, Infamous series, etc.) working on the voice acting.
  • Paul Eiding (Roy Campbell) was also on board in a cameo.
  • David Hayter, the longtime voice of Solid Snake, was doing full voice-overs.
  • A member of Sony's XDev team left the project due to availability.
  • ATV/Sony Music Publishing wanted to help with the soundtrack.

The team doing the remake has announced that they will be moving on to making a new game based on an original IP.

There's no more Metal Gear remake coming, but hopefully one is still left for our morning commute.