There is a rumor that Konami could unveil plans for re-releasing the original games along with a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake at E3 2023. Konami delisted the original games in 2021 as it had to renew licenses for archival footage used in them. It later updated in 2022 plans to bring them back as part of its 35th anniversary so these re-releases are anticipated. Andy Robinson of VGC has stated that Konami is expected to make an announcement for both at this year’s E3 2023 or possibly around that time and that the remake is planned for 2024 release.
MGS3 remake is now a 2024 title and there's still talk of MGS re-releases of some kind. E3 window was their marketing plan, last I heard. https://t.co/Euaw3iEdrN— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) March 28, 2023
Rumors about the remake have been making rounds for some time so the real question is simply when it will be released and not if it’s actually in the works. VGC has had multiple sources for some time claiming announcements were forthcoming and one even suggested the game had been slated for a 2023 release but was pushed back to 2024.
To E3 or not to E3?
Doubt is being cast on whether Konami plans to attend E3 2023 as a growing list of publishers have been pulling out of the event. IGN has reported that Nintendo, Xbox, Sony, Ubisoft, and now Sega and Tencent have all reported they will not be attending the event. It is because of these confirmed absences that Konami may decide to make its own announcements outside of the event and perhaps just hold one of its own since there is enough Metal Gear Solid news to warrant an exclusive event.
On a side note, Konami is also rumored to be working on a new Castlevania game but details regarding it are still scarce. News for this too could be included at E3 or a separate announcement so the rumor Konami could unveil anything sometime soon, or at least in the next two months, is fairly probable. E3 2023 is scheduled for June 13 – June 16.