Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Gaming insiders can't definitively work out whether the heavily rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be exclusive to PS5 or not, as a new report conflicts with suggestions that Sony has locked the game to its console. The article comes from Insider Gaming, where Tom Henderson reveals his sources claim it's slated for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This contradicts previous reports of an exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake for PS5.

Rumours spread earlier this month from podcast reporter Nick Baker, who suggested the remake could be announced during this week's PlayStation Showcase with some form of PS5 exclusivity attached. Jez Cordon of Windows Central then backed the claim up by stating: "Just heard Sony landed a deal with Konami for Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and maybe even a new Castlevania."

However, today's Insider Gaming report suggests otherwise, at least in the case of Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake: "Insider Gaming sources have revealed that Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake will release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam." We do know Sony has Silent Hill 2 locked down as a timed PS5 exclusive, but no other business deals have yet been confirmed.

Speculated to be developed by Virtuos Studios, the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is said to be part of Konami's huge return to console gaming, with other IPs like Castlevania also set to feature. We already know the Silent Hill series is making a comeback, with the aforementioned Silent Hill 2 remake revealed alongside Silent Hill F and Silent Hill: Townfall.

It's been almost eight years since the last mainline entry in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, so for most fans, the idea the stealth franchise is even coming back is a welcome one — no matter what console they'll be playing it on. It appears the PlayStation Showcase on Wednesday is set to reveal all.