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Metal Gear Solid fans creating first-person, VR spiritual successor — starring David Hayter

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Up from the ashes of the Shadow Moses project

Born from the ‘Shadow Moses’ project, The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid is a first-person experience allowing fans the opportunity to revisit some of the most emblematic MGS levels. There will be no need for stealth this time around. The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will feature many pieces of amazing fan art from devoted lovers of the series and our collaborators. 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. We are delighted to announce that the project, available for PC, will feature VR support.We can also reveal that non-other than the legendary David Hayter will be involved in the project, which we are overjoyed by! The project will be released for free download in May, and we truly hope that you will enjoy the experience.Special thanks to Sheraz Ali for the amazing artwork!Thank you all for your support,The Fan Legacy team.

Posted by Shadow Moses on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The developers of a canceled fan-made game inspired by the original Metal Gear Solid announced their next project: a first-person, virtual reality-compatible Windows PC release. In the announcement trailer above, the developer says The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will launch this May and feature former Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.

The free download, which developers Airam Hernandez and Dan Meadowcroft call an "unofficial, non-profit production," will feature levels from Metal Gear Solid. That's similar to Shadow Moses, their Unreal Engine remake of the PlayStation game which series fans first caught wind of earlier this year.

On their Facebook page, Hernandez and Meadowcroft described The Fan Legacy as aimed at these same fans. "The project is a gift, from the fans, but also addressed to the fans; to share our affection for the seminal franchise," they wrote. Pieces of fan art are planned to appear in the game itself.

Most notably, the team announced that voice actor David Hayter is involved with the project. He's heard using his classic Solid Snake voice in the trailer. Whether that means he'll again play the role for the fan game has not been confirmed, however; the actor recently told Game Informer he lost interest in the series after not being asked to return for Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

Shadow Moses, the team's recreation of Metal Gear Solid in Unreal Engine, was canceled last month. Although the developer previously hinted that approval from Konami was required to continue on, it simply cited "reasons beyond our control" for the project's sudden end. The swift dissolve of Shadow Moses suggested that Konami had finally gotten involved; we've reached out to the team for comment on how it intends to evade The Fan Legacy meeting a similar fate.