A fan-made remake of the original Metal Gear has been called off by its developer, citing an inability to reach an agreement withKonami.
Speaking to fan website Metal Gear Informer, Ian Ratcliffe of the project's development team The Outer Heaven said, "Unfortunately we can no longer go ahead with the project, it seems like the guys over at Konami couldn't agree on a decision so had no choice but to shut us down."
According to a trailer released in May, Solid Snake's original voice actor David Hayter had been on board, as well as developers who had previously worked on series such as Infamous and Gears of War.
Konami had initially given their blessing for The Outer Heaven to proceed with the remake project, as long as they did not make a profit from the project or take donations; Konami even said, at the time, that they might "consider further steps" if the remake gained enough public interest.
It's unclear what sort of disagreement eventually drew the project to a halt.
Metal Gear came out in 1987. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the latest from the series; in IGN's review, we called it "enticing" and "highly replayable." IGN will premiere a 25-minute demo of the upcomingMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain this Thursday. In the meantime, if you'd like to reminisce about the older games, check out our list of 25 things we love about the Metal Gear series.