A couple of weeks ago, Konami released a trailer to promote new pachinko of Metal Gear Solid. The public reaction was mostly negative, and now – before the concern of the fans – the company has come to talk about the future of the game.
“While I understand your frustrations/desires,” says social media manager Benjamin Kinney, “Konami needs to take the time necessary to review the IP and find a good fit.”
“METAL GEAR is important to a lot of people here and as has been stated publicly, will be supported in the future in a console market,” he added.
With regard to the pachinko machine, the representative said that “this product does not impact the video game/console development cycle which also takes years,” and that his team has listened carefully to the interest that fans have in any remakes and updates.
In response to questions from users, Kinney suggested that it might be a HD collection for the current generation with the support of first-party companies, “Microsoft and Sony are doing a lot of work to make games easier to port. So you never know there,” he said.
Konami also noted that the co-op is one of the most requested features and, given its success in Peace Walker, it has been listed as suggestions for future content.
Finally, the company reaffirmed its commitment to the development of AAA games and said that the frustrations of the community is not something to be taken lightly. “We all have friends and colleagues who worked on MGS, some of us are in the credits. We have our pride as well. We love the fans, the art, the passion good and bad.”