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Shadow Moses Fan Project Developers Shift Gears To Metal Gear VR Museum

by Mike Futter on Apr 06, 2016 at 10:39 AM

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After suddenly shutting down development in March, the fan developers of Metal Gear Solid remake Shadow Moses are back. This time, they are attempting to create a “museum” for the series.

The group, iRam Gamer, describes The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid as an “unofficial, non-profit” endeavor. Though, there is no evidence that the group meets the legal definition of “non-profit,” a tax status bestowed by the United States federal government.

The description indicates that VR support will be included. Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter, whom we recently interviewed along with other members of the Metal Gear Solid cast, is involved with the project.

The team hopes to release the museum in May for free.

 

Our Take
Simply saying that you are a “non-profit” doesn’t create protection from cease and desist orders or an acceptable circumvention for rights infringement. Simply building on the Metal Gear brand, which is owned by Konami, could lead the publisher to put a stop to the effort. As a fan of the franchise, I would like to see this come to fruition. As a realist, I suspect Konami will step in (probably for the second time) and pull the plug.