Today, developer Just Add Water released and open letter to industry icon Hideo Kojima regarding his interest in seeing the original Metal Gear Solid remade on his new Fox Engine. The letter is as follows:
Dear Mr Kojima,
We read with great excitement on VG247 that you were looking for a studio to work with to develop a Metal Gear Solid remake using the Fox Engine, that your team has been hard at work creating.
We at Just Add Water feel ideally positioned to do the remake justice for several reasons:
1. We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.
2. Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.
3. We really, really want to do it.
For evidence of our abilities, please check out not only the HD treatment of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, released on PlayStation3, VITA and PC, but the current re-creation of Abe’s Oddysee, titled Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.
We eagerly await your response.
Love and cuddles,
The JAW Team.
While speaking at an E3 round table interview Mr. Kojima was mistranslated. He was quoted by GameReactor saying that he was in the process of finding a team to recreate the original Metal Gear Solid. Mr. Kojima himself immediately took to Twitter to correct this error, clarifying what was originally said and apologizing for the misinterpretation. He wrote:
“Chris, my interpreter answered in different nuance that made this consequence. I on the other hand, answered w/ bit of lip service.
“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.’
“However, Chris mistranslated as ‘Personally he would like have MGS1 on Fox Engine, so he try to find someone right now to do that.’ NOOOOO!!!
“The journalist wasn't wrong. We are deeply sorry for the misinterpretation on our side.
“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.”
With developers starting to line up at a chance to remake the revolutionary title on the Fox Engine, what do you think about it all? Is Just Add Water the right developer for the job? Do they have the pedigree for it? Do you have a different developer in mind? Sound off in the comments below!