The first trailer for “Shadow Moses,” a fan-made remake of the 1998 original Metal Gear Solid using the Unreal Engine 4, has been released, while its developer has admitted Konami may close it down. The video looks nice, but note that it’s a work-in-progress. Take a look at the video below (via Eurogamer).
The game’s creator, Airam Hernandez, explains in the video’s description that this is a completely unofficial remake of Metal Gear Solid. Rights-owner Konami has no involvement, and as such, this project may not be long for this world. Airam acknowledged this.
“We just need to clarify something: 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,” Hernandez wrote (via Eurogamer). “We believe this is better than putting years of work into a project only to get it shut down.”
Comments on the YouTube video have been shut off “because the 80% of the comments were C&D related,” Hernandez said.
Shadow Moses is the name of an island featured in the original Metal Gear Solid. You can learn more about the development of Shadow Moses, which has apparently been in development since October 2015, on the game’s Facebook page (via Hardcore Gamer).
We’ll have more details on the status of Shadow Moses’ development as they become available.