The fact Konami is referring to its new Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection as Volume 1 suggests there's likely another in the works, and the Internet combined with sources speaking to IGN believe they've figured out what games will be made available. Via some online sleuthing and source outreach, it's speculated Volume 2 will contain Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Word of such a collection first got out through Twitter user Nitroid, who was digging through the timeline featured on the new Metal Gear Solid website. According to them, inspecting the page reveals placeholder buttons for the three aforementioned titles, suggesting they'll eventually be added to the live page upon a Volume 2 announcement. Such evidence wouldn't normally demand coverage, but IGN has since followed up saying it "understands this lineup for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 2 is accurate" having spoken to sources.
The big news here — if true — would be Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot finally being let out of PS3 prison. The game isn't playable on any modern PlayStation consoles, and has never been ported anywhere else. In a collection with The Phantom Pain (presumably also including Ground Zeroes) and Peace Walker, it seems like the perfect opportunity to bring the stealth game back for a new generation.
Before we can consider a second collection, though, there's Volume 1 releasing on 24th October 2023. Konami also has Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater in the works with contributions from Virtuos. The first Master Collection contains:
- Metal Gear Solid (PS1 original)
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS3 remaster)
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS3 remaster)
- Metal Gear (MSX + NES versions)
- Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
- Metal Gear: Snake's Revenge
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