Oddworld dev wants to remake Metal Gear Solid 1

Just Add Water writes open letter to Hideo Kojima explaining why British studio would be well suited for the project.

British developer Just Add Water, the team behind Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, has written an open letter to Hideo Kojima explaining why the studio is "ideally positioned" to remake the original Metal Gear Solid.

"We at Just Add Water feel ideally positioned to do the remake justice for several reasons:

1: We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.

2: Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.

3: We really, really want to do it."

The company directed Kojima to its high-definition update of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and its in-development re-creation of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee--titled Oddworld: new 'n' Tasty--as evidence of its abilities.

"We eagerly await your response," the company said.

The proposition is genuine and sincere, the developer explained. "We wouldn't offer if we weren't sincere. We have some big fans here," the company added.

Just Add Water's letter to Kojima is not an out-of-the-blue offer. Kojima recently said over Twitter that though he is not actively looking to remake Metal Gear Solid, he does have interest in the idea.

"Well, if there's some creator or team in this world who has love and passion to remake 'MGS1', I would love to ask for it," he said.

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263 comments
slayerx1010
slayerx1010

I wonder if this has anything to do with the announcemnet Kojima teased for PS4 All Access tonight.

BFKZ
BFKZ

Kojima knows best.

jark888
jark888

It's interesting to see how good a passionate fans could make the game(don't know Oddworld game; so, can't really tell).

killip
killip

Why? Was the Silicon Knights attempt not bad enough? Really don't think a remake is nessasary, there is enough Metal Gear coming out to keep even the most rabid fan at bay. 


Leave the CLASSICS!

DKant
DKant

Yes, please!

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

If they remake this game I better have to change my Ps3 controller setting to 2 for a damn boss fight inb4 you ask for all my monies. 

prohal
prohal

hi    hideo kojima , hear our voices ,we want this game . new metal gear solid . I am turksh and .your fans have here .respects  hideo kojima

sangdolee
sangdolee

Hideo Kojima's decision, i love the idea of remake but i sincerely respect Kojima's if he said no remake doesn't matter for me, probably for someone else too.

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's not the first studio I would think of, Oddworld and MGS are quite different , but they do have experience with HD remakes. I just hope that Just Add Water does a better job than most who do remakes, because that's starting to feel a bit like movie-to-game projects - you know in advance that it's not gonna be very good. Doing a proper HD remake takes more than to just add water, you know.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Uhh... no?  What are they going to make, Oddworld Solid?  I don't think they have enough of a track record.  Then again, neither did Silicon Knights at the time.

Brutal_Gamer97
Brutal_Gamer97

I hope this one's multiplatform.. xbone fans are too butthurt that MGS4 wasn't released for their stupid console :P lol give those fuckers some sweet ass MGS series!!

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Here coming the clients Mr Kojima " Good Business Tactic"

Raidenwins0
Raidenwins0

If they keep the story and dialog exactly the same as the original, plus have the same voice actors do the voices in the remake, I'd be all for it.

corteztheg
corteztheg

BLAZING BUTTHOLE!!!!!, JUST RELEASE TWIN SNAKES HD!!!

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

To the people trying to preserve the integrity of MGS... I can see where you're coming from. But on the other side, it is the greatest game of all time, and as such it should be experienced!  Imagine trying to get a 10 year old in this day and age to sit down and play it on their parent's 55" samsung. I mean Snake didn't even have EYES back in the original. 

So... I'm for a remake if they can do it right. Just make sure they keep the original VA :D

Rovelius
Rovelius

I do want to see HD Meryl saying ''Snake, make love to me !!!'

XUFF
XUFF

Twin Snakes was ridicilous enough. This really isnt needed. + Strangers Wrath was a really repetetive and boring game.  Dont give it to them.

aidsta
aidsta

I like reason #3... LET THEM DO IT!!!

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

I would say that let them remake the original Metal Gear game first (you know, the one that happened in Outer Heaven!) before allowing them to remake MGS 1.

CoL0sS
CoL0sS

For the love of God, please don't touch it. Bury those toughts deep within you and bludgeon them with baseball bats if they ever try to surface again.

Zombunny
Zombunny

yes let them do final fantasy 7 as well

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

MGS1 was a masterpiece, if it does get remade I will buy it!

hwoarang45
hwoarang45

Just ask naughty dog to do it.... that is a safe bet they will make it true to the ori IP...

loopy_101
loopy_101

I can imagine the Psycho Mantis fight now...

SO YOU LIKE TO PLAY MUNCH'S ODDYSEE?

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

Give them the MGS4 engine to do it and keep it exclusive to its true fans.

Pewbert
Pewbert

@killip If it was an exact remake but with HD graphics then I would be excited.

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

@Ayato_Kamina_1 Twin Snakes only changed Gray Fox (Rob Paulsen replaced Greg Eagles). Other than that everyone reprised their roles. The orginal had the VA's under aliases except Hayter, Eagles and Doug Stone.

VA was rerecorded because, according to Hayter, the orginal's VA was done in someone's living room and that Gamecube's soundchip was able to pick up traffic noise. Playstation's chip was inferior and wasn't able to pick that same noise.

icechef007
icechef007

@SSJ5Mario I'd love to know how they will remake that fight. If I remember correctly, the only way to beat him was to plug your controller into the player 2 port. How the hell would that work now?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@hwoarang45 Naughty Dog rofl good joke. Based on what, their 7 game history of which 4 are repetitive, boring, technically flawed rinse repeat fests driven entirely by cutscenes?

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@loopy_101 they could do even more complex stuff today! i mean the game could read all your Achievements/Trophys, how long you've got your system, how long you are a member of PS+/XBL-Gold, which was the last game you played online, it could even use Kinect/PSeye to make a photo of you and make that photo appear in the boss room!

holy crap the possibilities! he could make the Lightbar on the Dualshock flash like crazy, or let your triggers and handles virbate on the XBone in a way that, if you place the controller on a flat surface, it moves in the direction he commands.

since you can hook your XBone up to a TV reciever, it yould just switch to a TV channel and manipulate the programm so you see him floating around in the background or something. or make everyone that appears on the TV show thats running look like a zombie or something

the possibilities are almost endless nowadays!


kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@sargentpsgamer wtf? exclusive? you mean like PlayStation exclusive? you know that the only PlayStation exclusive homeconsole Metal Gear is MGS4 right? 

Metal Gear - MSX2/NES/PS2/PS3/360/PC/C64

Metal Gear 2 - MSX2/PS2/PS3/360/PC

Metal Gear Solid - PS1/PC/The Twin Snakes - GameCube

Metal Gear Solid 2 - PS27Xbox/PC/360/PS3

Metal Gear Solid 3 - PS2/3DS/360/PS3

Metal Gear Solid 4 - PS3


so why the hell should it be exclusive?


Raged4Life
Raged4Life

@ioshilee @corteztheg it was nice to play the game with better graphics but, they really made snake seem super human. It was kind of dumb.

Warful
Warful

@icechef007 @SSJ5Mario They made it work on PS3, it wasnt the PS1 experience at all, but it worked. I guess you never tried it on PS3?

bjornborgue
bjornborgue

You can try to be a shock jock and call Naughty Dog games a lot of things under the guise of subjective taste but you lost all credibility with "technically flawed".

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@kabalzer0 .......... that's ingenious! Almost makes the always online thing seem good! you know... until psycho mantis becomes self aware that he's a video game character, uploads himself to the web and then enslaves humanity...

but up to that point it sounds really good!

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

@kabalzer0 well i do like the fact that you exclude the other mgs titles, suchhhh as metal gear vr missions, metal gear acid 1 and 2, metal gear solid portable op and portable ops +, which were all for playstation, then theres ghost babel for the Gameboy and the iphone version for metal gear mobile

hwoarang45
hwoarang45

@kabalzer0 

because porting on other system so far seem fail miserably.(accept TSnake not a port) 360 just sucks for disc space, only option for multi platform is either pc and ps3, xbox is a joke for storage space on high texture files... even kojima said msg4 is impossible on 360,  

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@sargentpsgamer @kabalzer0 if MGS4 would have been Multiplatform, i bet you that the 360 version would have been more successful. almost every multiplatform games sells better on 360.

MGS2 came out later and the XBOX 1 wasnt even nearly as successful as the 360 is now.

its a totall different market now. 

and MGS4 is possible on the 360. you would need to swap discs okay, but still. and waiting 10 minutes to install the next chapter sucked too on PS3. im glad that they patched it so you can install it all at once.

because with the old installing mechanic of MGS4 a disc swap 360 version would be waaay better.

switching a disc takes about 10-20seconds.

installing takes several minutes!

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@hwoarang45 @kabalzer0 

it is possible... maybe with 4 discs but still possible.

and this remake will come out on next gen consolesyou know... and they both have bluray now!

i mean i dont care if its PS4 exclusive since i will get a PS4 first and maybe later a XBone when its cheaper.

still though, there is no reason why it should be exclusive.