Konami, the once storied game maker that’s taken a backseat to AAA development, apparently has plans to bring back its biggest franchises, including Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania and Silent Hill.
This is according to a new report from VGC. During its October 1 episode of VGC Off the Record podcast, Andy Robinson reported that “Konami is set to ramp up its premium game development” and that it will include remakes and brand new installments in series like Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill. The news comes following a purported restructuring of the company that appears to be aimed at regaining a foothold in the premium gaming world.
Rumors of a Metal Gear Solid remake have been circulating for quite some time, often under the assumption that it was being developed by Bluepoint Games, the acclaimed team behind the Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls remakes. However, today’s report alleges that it’s actually being handled by the Singapore-based studio Virtuos, previously known for porting major titles such as The Outer Worlds and BioShock: The Collection to new platforms.