The letter comes about from a recent interview in which Kojima was asked about working on a remake using Kojima Productionsâ€™ new Fox Engine (which powers the upcoming Metal gear Solid 5). Although Kojimaâ€™s comments were mistranslated (Kojima is not actively looking for a developer), he has since stated that he is keen on the idea.
JAWâ€™s open letter highlights their work with the Oddworld IP, especially their work on the upcoming New â€˜nâ€™ Tasty, as proof that they would be a good fit for the project. Weâ€™ll be looking out for Kojimaâ€™s response.
Well, if there’s some creator or team in this world who has love and passion to remake “MGS1”, I would love to ask for it.â€” HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 27, 2013
UPDATE: JAW have since removed the letter from their website. Stewart Gilray took to Twitter to clarify the studio did not intend for the letter to be considered as a proposal to work on the MGS series.
Wow so, everyone on the MGS Story. Whilst it would be an honour to work on a such a product, we REALLY are happy working with Oddworld â€¦â€” Stewart Gilray (@stewartgilray) June 27, 2013
And as such we really do NOT want work on anything else right now. We had ZERO idea the â€œletterâ€ would be picked up at all, nevermind this.â€” Stewart Gilray (@stewartgilray) June 27, 2013
So thank you all, but itâ€™s a no from me on MGS. #humbledâ€” Stewart Gilray (@stewartgilray) June 27, 2013