A new Metal Gear Solid collection is bringing the original trilogy to PS5 this year

 Metal Gear Solid Master Collection
Metal Gear Solid Master Collection

The original Metal Gear Solid trilogy is coming to PS5.

The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1 was announced during today's live PlayStation showcase, right on the heels of a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake which got arguably the worst trailer imaginable.

For clarity, because Metal Gear can get a smidge confusing at times, we're talking about: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

The reveal couldn't have been briefer – just a quick shot of the title and cover art, and that was it. At least we got a slightly soft release date for PS5: autumn 2023. This fall technically starts on September 23, so late September into early October is an optimistic but not unreasonable estimate.

With this being Volume 1 of the Master Collection, it sounds like we'll see more Metal Gear games revived on today's consoles through additional volumes. The newly minted website for the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection notably leaves a blank space open for a potential fourth game, asking fans to "stay tuned for more information." It also describes this as "the first in a new collection of games from the legendary series," so I'd wager there are more Snakes a-coming.

The site additionally includes a message from the development team, promising "the most complete compilation that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series" and which will allow fans "to play the games as they were, as first released on the latest platforms." Exactly how the games have been modernized remains to be seen, but it certainly sounds like we won't see any changes to their actual content.

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