A couple weeks ago, news about a Kickstarter project to remake the original Metal Gear Solid on PS4 made the rounds, after Hideo Kojima himself said at Taipei Game Show that he’d like someone to create a remake of the game, but he can’t find volunteers for the task.
The Kickstarter project, created by a user named “Tom,” was actually absolutely ridiculous:
Metal Gear Solid is one of the best experiences on PSX. With the Fox Engine and next gen graphics, we will relive all of the best moments. For those of you who have not played it yet; Now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about!
Not just updated graphics, this will be a whole new level of cinematic depth only the fox engine can handle!
We won’t keep you waiting! This is a long awaited project that we can’t wait to start!
Thanks, you’re pretty good!
They say that no matter how ludicrous something is, on the world-wide internet you’ll always feel someone willing to fund it. Seven people even pledged to see a PS4 20th anniversary smashed to bits in a video for $20,000, while the infamous Potato Salad has by now gained a place in history.
Apparently, this project was too much even for the most crazy Kickstarter users, and absolutely no one pledged for it. Zero. Nada. Nix.
As a result, the author canceled the project, sending it into the oblivion of failed Kickstarters.
Faith in humanity restored?