Kojima Isn’t Involved With the Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake

It was believed that Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear, would not be involved in the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake following his departure from Konami in 2015. A spokesperson from Konami has confirmed this, stating that Kojima and longtime Metal Gear Solid art director Yoji Shinkawa would not have any input in the project. Instead, the development team will work hard to create the remake and ports so that they can be enjoyed on a number of platforms by even more players all around the world.

Central Role Played by Konami and Virtuos

Konami has not revealed which studios are actually developing the remake, and this information was not mentioned in the trailer or during any press releases. However, the company cleared up any confusion on the matter in a tweet shortly after the reveal. Konami confirms Virtuos will be helping with the development and that the “central role” will be played by Konami.

Virtuos Known for Support and Porting

Virtuos is likely to be involved in the process since the company has worked on numerous titles in the past, primarily as a support or porting studio. Virtuos has contributed to various games, including Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC port, current-gen and Nintendo Switch versions of The Outer Worlds, and Batman: Return to Arkham. Reports suggest Virtuos had been linked to the project as far back as October 2021.

Kojima Not Involved in the Project

Kojima has not referred to the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake or the collection since their official announcements during the PlayStation Showcase. Instead, he has stuck to retweeting Photo Mode pictures of Death Stranding or talking about what he’s listening to or watching, as per usual. Although he retweeted a post praising the stylistic reveal trailer for the original Metal Gear Solid 3, this came on the same day as the announcement of the remake’s trailer, which some criticized as quite tame.