Metal Gear Solid Fans Making VR App Featuring David Hayter
"Kept you waiting, huh?"
The team of fans behind the canceled Metal Gear Solid HD remake Shadow Moses have announced a new project based on the series--and they've even brought on veteran franchise actor David Hayter.
Called The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid, it's a first-person virtual reality "experience" that will allow players to visit homages to some of the most famous Metal Gear Solid levels in a virtual museum.
"The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will feature many pieces of amazing fan art from devoted lovers of the series and our collaborators," reads a line from the description.
Importantly, the project is described as an "unofficial, non-profit" production. Because the developers won't charge for it, it's possible Konami will leave it alone, but that's not a sure thing.
"The project is a gift, from the fans, but also addressed to the fans; to share our affection for the seminal franchise," the team said.
Hayter, who voiced Snake in the Metal Gear series until he was replaced by 24 actor Kiefer Sutherland for The Phantom Pain, is working on the production. "Kept you waiting, huh?" he says in the video.
The Fan Legacy, developed using Unreal Engine 4, is expected to be released as a free download in May.
Shadow Moses had been in development for more than five months before it was canceled in March 2016 "for reasons beyond our control," its creator, Airam Hernandez, said at the time.
As for Hayter, he recently talked about being passed over for The Phantom Pain and said it's unlikely that he'll ever work with series creator Hideo Kojima again. "I've got no particular love for Kojima. I don't feel any need to go back and work with him again," he said.
We'll have more details on The Fan Legacy as they become available.
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