Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has revealed that he's looking for an external studio to produce a new version of the original Metal Gear Solid, and he wants it done using the swanky new Fox Engine.

Speaking during a closed interview session at E3, Kojima confirmed that he was actively seeking the help of another developer to produce the remake. He also noted that some of the game's mechanics would need "updating" — a similar process occurred when Silicon Knights ported the game to the Nintendo GameCube as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes back in 2004.

Metal Gear Solid launched on the 32-bit PlayStation back in 1998, and has sold over six million copies globally. A sequel to Kojima's 8-bit Metal Gear titles, it has since spawned several sequels across many different formats, with the most recent being Metal Gear Rising. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the next chapter in the story, and currently lacks a release date.

[via metalgearsolid.nl]