Speaking to IGN, a Konami representative was careful not to mention any new games, but did say that "regarding remakes of previous games in the series other than Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, we will listen to player demand and consider accordingly," which almost sounds like a threat to us.
On the subject of why the studio is starting with Snake Eater, Konami said that "we chose Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater because it depicts the birth of BIG BOSS (Naked Snake), which is the starting point of the Metal Gear series." It was acknowledged that fans wanting it forever also played a part.
Are you on board for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater? Perhaps you'll pick up an extra copy to show Konami you'd be willing to pony up again somewhere down the line? Speak with your wallet in the comments section below.