If you did not know some time ago a group of fans decided to make an HD remake of Metal Gear Solid by using the Unreal Engine 4 and by all means it looked great for the most part. Take a look for yourself.
It gave hope to all the Metal Gear Fans everywhere that soon people would be giving us the remake that we all wanted to see… that is until on Friday March 4th on the groups Facebook page, it was revealed that they let out a statement that shook the fans who were hoping for this to happen.
“Hi guys! We have an important announcement to make today: We have to cancel the Shadow Moses Project for reasons beyond our control. We would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support we have received. Shadow Moses team.”
Even though I as a fan of this project was hoping for this to happen in the back of my mind I knew, just like other fan projects in the past from other groups, that sooner or later it was going to come to an end. Mainly because of licencing rights and it seemed like they knew this as well. When a post back in January stated “Konami owns the MGS copyright and therefore sooner or later we will need their full permission. We have therefore chosen to openly share this project from the beginning so that we can deal with any issues that may arise as they come. We believe this is better than putting years of work into a project only to get it shut down. Please, respect this decision.”
Maybe one day Konami will make an official remake of Metal Gear Solid but seeing how they are moving on to mobile gaming and pachinko machines it seems like they will never give that chance the light of day?