Is Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Coming to PS4 and Xbox One?

The rumor mill finally got one right when developer and publisher Konami revealed Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, a complete Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake. We’ll get into the name in a little bit, but before we do, let’s answer the pressing question—where will Naked Snake’s Operation Snake Eater unfold?

Console players have been calling for the end of last-generation support, fearing it’s been stunting the PS5 and Xbox Series X & S. Will the long-awaited remake of Metal Gear Solid’s third entry and series prequel sneak its way onto PS4 and Xbox One, or will older gen fans be left at the bottom of the ladder?


Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake on PS4 and Xbox One

Metal Gear Solid Delta isn’t some polished cash-grab remaster of Snake Eater. It’s a recreation of Hideo Kojima’s hard work, revamped to fit a modern aesthetic and appease Metal Gear Solid fans that got used to the impressive visuals of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. And while Punished Snake’s story eventually unfolded across the PS4 and Xbox One, Konami is keeping the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3 remake on current-gen consoles (not you, Switch) and PC only, meaning that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is not slated for release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Working strictly on the current hardware should allow Konami to pull off something that’s at least visually impressive. How the hardware will help enhance the original’s gameplay is still a mystery, but some may be a little nervous based on what we learned shortly after its PlayStation Showcase reveal.


About Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake

Set 29 years before the events of Metal Gear, Snake Eater sets the stage for the series by introducing Naked Snake, the former codename for Big Boss. The winding narrative Metal Gear Solid is known for drives Snake Eater, with plot twists and classic character introductions fans of the series very happily gobbled up.

Mechanically, the game deviated from its previous two entries a bit, offering more open landscapes and a greater number of options for stealth. Camouflage made its series appearance, with Snake donning various garb to blend in with the environment. Likely to return is the healing mechanic, which replaces rations with food sourced from the environment and body part-specific injuries.

Do you want to just play a 100% faithful remake, or would you want Konami to change things up a bit? If you’re looking for the latter, unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid Delta may be remaining very true to the source material.

After the initial reveal, Konami confirmed that the remake would reuse the original voice lines, with absolutely no changes made.

It’s easy to interpret that as meaning the remake will be a 1:1 recreation of Kojima’s work, especially with screenshots showcasing modern recreations of sections pulled right from the original Metal Gear Solid 3. Even the title Delta (Δ) is a reference to how the game isn’t changing structure (with “delta” literally meaning ‘diference without changing structure’ in mathematics).

While a visually-recreated Metal Gear Solid title running on modern hardware is sure to appeal to many, some series fans may be craving something more substantial.

All of this is expected to return for the remake, which will likely offer enhanced mechanics and modernize controls to match The Phantom Pain a bit more. The Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X & S.

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