UPDATE 7.40pm UK: After discovering the footage used in the mysterious video has been taken from an Unreal Engine 5 assets pack, it now appears that the video is a hoax.
Whilst it's unclear where the story originated - or why - for now, it's best to presume this isn't true until Konami, Virtuos, or TGA confirm otherwise. Original story follows.
I've just found that the video comes from here tho'— GGFTL (@GGFTL1) October 30, 2022
A free UE5 assets pack.
This doesn't confirms or denies anything ofc, but it's weird they used this instead of some actual work of their own.https://t.co/lfiUz2FWmV
ORIGINAL STORY 1pm UK: It looks like the long-rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake may be announced at the upcoming The Game Awards.
The news comes via a now-deleted video that reportedly popped up on Chinese studio Virtuos' YouTube channel earlier today.
You can never delete something quicker than someone can save a copy of it, though; Virtuos' video - regardless of whether it had been published intentionally or otherwise - is now doing the rounds, and has Metal Gear fans speculating that the remake may soon be formally confirmed.
It looks as though the teaser - which seems to be getting scrubbed as quickly as it's being reuploaded - includes Morse code for the phrase "December 8, 1964". 8th December is when the awards are set to be broadcast, whilst 1964 is the year in which Snake Eater is set (thanks, MP1st).
Seems Virtuous' Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake may be getting announced at the Game Awards. First preview of it. Virtuous themselves uploaded this teaser, but then deleted it, but people saved it. The Morse Code spells out December 8th, IE the Game Awards. https://t.co/pHYjNvyt48— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) October 30, 2022
More interestingly still, this strange video kerfuffle coincides with the recent release of a recruitment video in which Virtuos shares "a day in the life of Virtuos Montreal". Within the video, an artist can be seen with The Art of Metal Gear Solid coyly on display on the side.
This all comes a year after a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 was first reported to be in the works, with Konami reportedly handing development to Virtuos Studios.
In a recent interview about his upcoming graphic novel, Isaac was asked for an update about the movie, and kindly obliged, albeit without offering any firm information about the film's progress.
"We want it to happen," said Isaac. "Be excited. What's the script? What's the story? What's the take? [...] But hopeful that comes to fruition because there's so much potential for that.
"It's an incredible game. It's my favourite," he confirmed.