Sony Interactive Entertainment will supposedly announce a remake of major PlayStation title this December. The claim stems from Irish folk singer Éabha McMahon (AVA), who revealed during an interview with radio program The Lunchbox that she had written a song for a “big” PlayStation remake that will be unveiled at the end of the year. The song was written in collaboration with Irish composer Michael McGlynn, founder of vocal ensemble Anúna.
“Yeah, so that actually happened about a year and half—it was just after the pandemic hit. Michael McGlynn got in touch and just said, ‘Listen, we’re writing music for a remake of a PlayStation game’—and he’s done that a lot, he’s done a lot of writing for different games that are very well known. But I’m actually not a gamer myself.
“So anyway, he says, ‘Look, it’s an Irish language piece that they’re looking for.’ So really what I was involved with was the lyric writing in the Irish language, and his daughter sang on the track and his wife arranged part of the choral parts, and so did Michael. And he also worked with me on the language side of things, so it was almost like a family effort.”
“For ages I wasn’t allowed to really—you don’t know what you’re writing for, it’s all kind of undisclosed because they don’t want it to get out. So it’s actually going to be announced at Christmas—the name of the game. I have heard of it now and I have confirmed it is a big game, which is great! It’s going to be an Irish language piece in the game, which is brilliant.”
There aren’t a lot of clues as to what this game might be, but some readers seem convinced that it could be for a Metal Gear Solid remake, which has been rumored for some time now. The theory is that McMahon has contributed to a new version of Rika Muranaka and Aoife Ní Fhearraigh’s vocal track, “The Best Is Yet to Come,” which features Irish lyrics.