The proposed fan developed remake of Metal Gear has been cancelled several months after the project was officially approved by Konami.
According to Outer Heaven, the fan-based modding group, Konami shutdown the project due to a few disagreements that were not revealed.
The announcement was made in an email sent to Metal Gear Informer that stated, "Unfortunately we can no longer go ahead with the project, it seems like the guys over at Konami couldn’t agree on a decision so had no choice but to shut us down. Even though it’s unfortunate, we’re thankful for all the help and support we’ve received from Konami, MGInformer, Kotaku etc. Especially the fans."
The project was announced back in June when Konami gave the approval on the condition that the Outer Heaven could not accept donations or attempt to make a profit. The game was going to be developed with the free-to-use Alien Swarm engine created by Valve.
Outer Heaven also asked for volunteers and it ended up attracted several major talents from the industry. Among them was Adhem Belkhadra (who worked on Gears of War) along with Kaue Lemos (who worked on Earth Under Seige).
The project also brought back David Hayter as the voice of Solid Snake for the first time since he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland. Also joining the performing cast was Paul Eiding returning as Roy Campbell.
Metal Gear was released in 1987 for the MSX2 and NES but later ported to the PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 as special feature for Metal Gear Solid 3: Substance.