Konami said it's open to remaking other Metal Gear games after wrapping up work on Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. This bit of insight into the company's plans for the future of the iconic franchise arrived days after Konami officially announced the long-rumored Metal Gear Solid 3 remake.
Konami's confirmation that a big part of the series' development team is involved in the remake inspired hope among the fandom that Metal Gear Solid Delta can capture the original's magic. And while it remains to be seen whether that comes to pass, it has now become clear that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake will greatly influence the long-term future of the franchise.
In a recent statement provided to IGN, a Konami spokesperson said that the company very much intends to "listen to player demand" for remakes of other games in the franchise besides Metal Gear Solid 3. In fact, the Japanese developer already started doing so, with its representative elaborating that this is exactly how Metal Gear Solid Delta happened; while some might have expected Konami to start remaking the series with MGS1, the fandom was apparently most eager to reexperience the origin story of Metal Gear's Big Boss which serves as a prequel to all other games in the franchise.
Based on that stated approach to revisiting the series, and assuming Metal Gear Solid Delta is positively received by the fandom, it's possible that Konami follows up on the upcoming game with a remake of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. That critically acclaimed title is still stuck on the PS3, whose unique microprocessor architecture likely prevented it from easily being ported to other platforms, as was the case with every other installment, including the original two Metal Gear games. As a result, many fans spent years calling for Konami to remake MGS4, though apparently not as many as those that asked for a new version of Snake Eater.
The possibility that Konami turns to revisit MGS4 after it finishes the Snake Eater remake is all the more likely because Guns of the Patriots is expected to be the only title missing from Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection. The bundle's first volume was announced at the latest PlayStation Showcase, with Konami revealing it will include the first five games in the franchise, ranging from the 1987 Metal Gear to the 2004 Snake Eater. Since past reports suggested that the second volume will cover MGS5 and spin-offs like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the fandom is likely to highlight MGS4 as the installment that's the most in need of a revisit following the release of Metal Gear Solid Delta.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.