David Hayter joins Shadow Moses team for Metal Gear Solid "VR Museum" project

Metal Gear Solid

The fan-made, Unreal Engine 4-powered remake of Metal Gear Solid known as Shadow Moses was canceled early last month “for reasons beyond our control,” as the developers said at the time. It was an unsurprising but still disappointing outcome, but there may be a silver lining to the cease-and-desist cloud: The team has announced a new project called The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid, “a first-person experience allowing fans the opportunity to revisit some of the most emblematic MGS levels,” with contributions from original Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.

“The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will feature many pieces of amazing fan art from devoted lovers of the series and our collaborators,” the developers wrote on The Fan Legacy Facebook page. “As an unofficial, non-profit production, the project is a gift, from the fans, but also addressed to the fans; to share our affection for the seminal franchise.”

The project will support VR platforms, although the developers didn't specify which ones, nor is it clear precisely what Hayter's role will be. Narration would be the obvious task, but the description says only that “he will be involved in the project.”

The Fan Legacy: MGS is expected to be ready for release in May, and it will be free, a point the makers seem anxious to emphasize, presumably to help dissuade anyone on the Konami legal team from issuing a cease-and-desist order against it. Good luck with that, guys.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.