Hideo Kojima is not seeking out studios to remake Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 using the FOX Engine.
Posting on Twitter, Kojima said the reports about his alleged interest were the result of a mistranslation, and that the mistake was made by Kojima's interpreter.
Regarding the rumor from yesterday, checked the data recording of the actual interview. It was mistranslated from our side.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
Chris, my interpreter answered in different nuance that made this consquence. I on the other hand, answered w/ bit of lip service.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
I answered "You (the journalist) wanted me to do MGS2 on Fox Engine but I cannot do. I wish if only someone could make MGS1 on Fox Engine."— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
The journalist wasn't wrong. We are deeply sorry for the misinterpretation on our side.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
Reports earlier in the week stated Kojima wanted both Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 to be remade with updated mechanics. Although Kojima clarified that the studio isn't currently seeking out a developer, he indicated that he's still interested in remaking the PSone classic.
Well, if there's some creator or team in this world who has love and passion to remake "MGS1", I would love to ask for it.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
Metal Gear Solid 5 opened Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference. A lengthy trailer confirmed confirmed the much-anticipated cross-gen sequel will feature open-world gameplay, real-time weather, various modes of transport, realistic passage of time, deeper stealth action, and dynamic CQC.
CVG met with the legendary designer at E3 to discuss next-gen, open worlds and just who that great white Whale might be. Additionally, Kojima confirmed a new Metal Gear Online is in development alongside MGS5
Read the full Hideo Kojima interview here.