It looks like Video Games Chronicle’s recent report about a Chinese studio being tasked with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater‘s remake might turn out to be true.
Earlier this month, VGC claimed that it heard through its sources that Konami is gearing up to revive Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill. While rumors about various Metal Gear Solid remake projects have been swirling for a while, VGC’s sources went a step further to say that Konami has pegged Chinese studio Virtuos to do the job, and the project in question is specifically a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake.
Now, an internet sleuth has found a LinkedIn profile belonging to a former Virtuos developer, and it mentions an “unannounced AAA action-adventure game remake.” Hmmm.
As spotted by Twitter user Faizan Shaikh, Zhiyang Li’s profile states that he worked with Virtuos between April 2016 and June 2019 in two different roles. The second role, which he occupied in October 2018, saw him working as the lead software engineer on the unannounced remake. If VGC’s report is accurate, the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake has been in development for about three years.
Li states that he provided “strong support for AAA-quality level art production.” Additionally, he worked on upgrading the development engine to “support 4K on certain platforms.”
So Virtuos Studios Working on Remake According to this LinkedIn Profile, Probably Metal Gear Solid 3… Previously It’s been reported by @AndyPlaytonic.
– AAA Action Adventure Remake
– Looks like Ground up Remake
– 4k For Certain Platform@bogorad222 pic.twitter.com/HpAUk0PgkT
— Faizan Shaikh (@FaizShaikh7681) October 10, 2021
Virtuos was established in 2004, and has supported a number of AAA projects including Nintendo Switch ports of Dark Souls Remastered and The Outer Worlds. It also assisted Sony studios with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon Zero Dawn.
We’ll update our readers when we have more information.