Hideo Kojima’s absence from the credits of the new Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1 has raised eyebrows among avid Twitch streamers. Many were given the opportunity to play the game in advance by Konami, only to discover that Kojima’s name, as well as the names of other key voice actors like David Hayter, were mysteriously missing from the creator credits. However, there is a small nod to the original Metal Gear series staff and fans in the new credit sequence.
This is not the first time that a remastered game has omitted the names of the original development team. Nintendo’s Metroid Prime Remastered also encountered a similar situation, with the original game’s developers only being loosely acknowledged as “Based on the work of Metroid Prime original Nintendo GameCube and Wii Version development staff.”
The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1 is now available for sale on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. However, it is worth noting that the game’s maximum resolution is limited to 1920×1080 across all versions.
TLDR: Hideo Kojima and other key creatives are conspicuously absent from the credits of Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1. Similar remastered games, like Metroid Prime Remastered, have also left out the names of the original development team. The collection is currently available on multiple gaming platforms with a maximum resolution of 1920×1080.