Well, it would seem that another promising project gets cancelled (thanks, Konami!). According to the recent blog post, the Shadow Moses project gets scrubbed and no one knows for sure the reasons behind this development.
For those of you who don’t know what Shadow Moses is, here is a little reminder. Back in 1998, Konami released a polished game for PlayStation One called Metal Gear Solid. Little did the company know at that time that the game will become such a hit.
In fact, due to the positive feedbacks received from both critics and the public, the company decided to make four more sequels to the original story, the final one being Phantom Pain (and not Menace).
Well, here’s where shifty Moses came in: so, a couple of fans said that the latest game who had the gall to bore the MGS shingle, were too far off from the original game. This meant that the most recent games lacked the plot, the thrill and the action of Metal Gear Solid One.
And so, these fans decided to take matters into their hands by creating a fan-made remake of the first Metal Gear Solid. The whole project was called Shadow Moses, and its purpose was to revive MSG 1 using Unreal Engine 4.
Of course, as you would imagine, everybody got hyped over this new project. I mean, Metal Gear Solid One and Unreal Engine 4 equals an excellent love story.
Well, after sometimes, the boys working on the so-called Shadow Moses project, released a cool video depicting how the U.E 4 engine will be used to revamp the world of Metal Gear Solid 1.
We don’t know what happened in the meantime, but, long story made short, the boys abandoned the project for good. Moreover, on their official blog, the boys working on Shadow Moses noted that the project has been cancelled due to reasons which are beyond their control.
Well, we can only assume that Konami caught the scent of this transgression and decided to make the boys an offer they couldn’t refuse. Or they guys just were fed up of programming and decided to close down the whole shebang. Or maybe it was and Illuminati conspiracy.
Whatever the reason or reasons may be, it seems that we will not see a revamped version of Metal Gear Solid 1 too soon. Moreover, it was preposterous in the first place to assume that Konami will let an authorized publisher to make a remastered version of the game, even though it was free.
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