In the past few hours, a shared rumor has begun to emerge on ResetEra, according to which Konami would be ready to reveal Metal Gear Solid 5: Daemon Edition at Gamescom 2019, in a couple of weeks. This is a particular re-edition of the original game, with new cut-scenes and much more.
According to the rumor, there would also be several changes compared to the work of Hideo Kojima, the last before his departure from Konami (is it really possible a Metal Gear without Kojima ? We talked about it on our site). Big Boss should be voiced by Richard Doyle, who already lent him the voice in Metal Gear Solid 4, while Kiefer Sutherland would keep Ishmael’s voice. James Horan (Skullface) and Downes (Kaz) would be the only original voice actors to return to their roles.
The re-release of the game will be entrusted to Fukushima, who will also be its main author, along with a team of Metal Gear veterans, including people who have worked on Portable Ops and Ghost Babel. Ground Zeroes would be included in the story as a prologue.
Another big difference will be the character of Quiet, who will be divided into two different characters: the original will die at the hospital, and the other will be the companion of the AI-led player during the missions, and he will now be a Ukrainian sniper called Albatross with ties to Ocelot and will abandon the famous succinct look.
Kaz, Huey, Ocelot, and Skullface would retain their original roles, while Code Talker will be completely removed from the game. So many changes and more should come in the future, with Konami aiming to add more missions via DLC.
The rumor is about a December release for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. What do you think? Would you like it if the rumors were confirmed?
Update: meanwhile the ResetEra topic on which the rumor appeared was closed. According to the moderators “there is no reason to believe that it is true”.