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The rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake apparently has Hideo Kojima on the team as a consultant, which is certainly an interesting set of circumstances.
Konami and Kojima Productions used to be peas in a pod, until the former was reported to have instigated "power struggles" with the latter during the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. With P.T, the teaser of what was to come from Silent Hills, wrenched from the PlayStation Store ahead of The Phantom Pain's release, the writing was on the wall.
After a "rather cheerful but also emotional goodbye" from Kojima when he left Konami's offices for the last time, the two haven't had much to do with each other since 2015. That's why it's surprising that a leaker claims that Kojima has happily returned to help out on the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, seeing that Konami scrubbed mentions of the auteur's name from the branding of the games.
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Well, it's all water under the bridge now, according to Millie Amand. The leaker alleges that Konami president Hideki Hayakawa thinks that having Hideo Kojima's name on the project will attract more attention to the remake. Fortunately, Kojima has affirmed that he would like to be involved, as an ambassador or consultant, but this had to be arranged through an intermediary.
:large_blue_diamond:Kojima is not working on any Metal Gear project
:small_orange_diamond:Hayakawa understands the history/business of the franchise and believes the game will sell better with Kojima attached to project in some capacity
:small_blue_diamond:Kojima is only involved as ambassador or as consultant
(Agreed by intermediary)
- Millie A (@millieamand) October 5, 2021
VGC's original scoop asserted that Virtuos is the developer that is in charge of the remake. The company has worked on ports like Bioshock: The Collection, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, Horizon Zero Dawn, hence the speculation that this is going to be a remake rather than a reboot. Ergo, it's possible that Virtuos is the intermediary in question, but without an official statement from Konami or Kojima himself, we have to take this leak with a pinch of salt.
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