UPDATE: JAW has posted the following statement on its Facebook page.
"Just a point of note, we will NOT be working on an MGS remake. We are incredibly humbled with the reaction we've had today, but there is NO realistic way we can work on MGS. Again, many many thanks for all the positive words."
The studio added to MCV that is was humbled by the response and outpouring of positive comments, but ultimately it never expected the post to be taken so seriously.
ORIGINAL STORY: The developers behind the HD remake of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath would love to remake Metal Gear Solid using Konami’s Fox Engine.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima revealed recently that “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”.
Now UK studio Just Add Water has published an open letter arguing that they are very much the team for the job.
“We read with great excitement 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,” it reads.
“We at Just Add Water feel ideally positioned to do the remake justice for several reasons:
- We have experience working with legendary IP (Oddworld Inhabitants) and treating the subject matter with the respect it deserves.
- Many members of our team are huge Metal Gear fans, with very good knowledge of the source material.
- 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.”
Sounds like a win-win to us?