[UPDATE] The Metal Gear Remake project is no longer in development.
Although the mod developer provided no explanation, an update on the mod site reads: "The mod you are trying to view has ceased development and consequently been archived. If you are a member of this mod, can demonstrate that it is being actively developed and will be able to keep this profile up to date with the latest news, images, videos and downloads, please contact us with all details and we will consider its re-activation."
Although the project was originally pitched as including Konami's approval, Konami is currently offering no comment on the closure.
The original story appears below.
A group of amateur developers going by the name Outer Heaven is currently working on a remake of the original Metal Gear from 1988, and it recently received Konami’s blessing.
A lot of the time publishers who own the rights to old games send cease-and-desist letters when they hear about something like this (Square Enix shutting down the Chrono Trigger remake Chrono Resurrection comes to mind), but Outer Heaven recently announced it got word from Konami that it’s free to continue its work under one condition: Outer Heaven can’t make a profit or accept donations for the project.
The post to the project’s Moddb (via Game Informer) page also says that Outer Heaven received another email stating that “if the project goes well and there will be public interest in it, Konami will surely get to know this and consider further step accordingly."
That sounds a little ominous, but Outer Heaven is moving ahead with development. If you’re a fan of the original game, Outer Heaven is looking to expand its team with level designers, texture artists, voice actors, and more. Head to its Moddb page to see exactly what it needs, how to get involved, and more of the project’s early assets.
|Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.|
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