Metal Gear Solid / Silent Hill: YouTuber caught leaker admits he invented rumors

Metal Gear Solid / Silent Hill: YouTuber caught leaker admits he invented rumors

Metal Gear Solid / Silent Hill

As we have already reported, the well-known leaker The Real Insider has been exposed: behind the anonymity was the YouTuber Dan Allen, who simply shared information received from the publishers in advance, despite having signed a non-disclosure agreement. Now, however, we discover that some of the leaks he shared were simply made up. Specifically, he had invented the rumors about the remakes of Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill.

The Real Insider had shared correct information about Forspoken and the new Assassin's Creed games, before the announcement of the Ubisoft Forward. He didn't stop there though and also shared information about Konami's projects, stating that they would be shown shortly, specifically at a PlayStation event.

Now, however, we have discovered that Dan Allen had simply made up such information. , putting them in the midst of real leaks. The YouTuber decided to break agreements to seek fame (even if anonymous) and we are therefore not surprised to find that he was ready to invent information just to generate hype.

Obviously, the fact that his claims were false does not mean that such projects do not exist. There has been talk for a long time about new Silent Hill and the return of Metal Gear Solid in remake / remaster format. Dan Allen simply exploited the public's interest in the topic to draw attention to his leaker tweets.

A first hint of the inaccuracy of his tweets had already arrived: as you know, Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid were not shown at the recent State of Play or even at the Tokyo Game Show, questioning the veracity of what was revealed.

It seems strange to say, but we must hope that other known leakers are more honest by The Real Insider.

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Metal Gear and Silent Hill fans hope Konami's announcement could revive classic games

Konami bringing classic games to Steam has Metal Gear and Silent Hill fans hoping for the same treatment.

Yesterday on August 25, Konami announced that a series of classic and new games alike would be coming to the Official Konami Shop, purchasable for download on Steam. That's 23 games and 18 DLC packs, including the likes of Castlevania, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Contra, and more.

This revival of older Konami games for easier access on Steam has inspired hope in two fan groups in particular. Heading over to ResetEra (opens in new tab), for example, you can find countless Metal Gear and Silent Hill fans hoping for Konami to bring classic games from both series to the Official Konami Shop for activation on Steam.

Currently, it's incredibly difficult to play old Metal Gear games in particular, especially since Konami was forced to remove both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 from PC in late 2021 over licensing issues for historical footage. Meanwhile, the original Metal Gear Solid is still available on PC, but only through the GOG storefront.

There is actually some hope for Metal Gear fans though, as Konami pledged earlier this year that it would relist older titles from the series on digital storefronts at some point in the future. Konami didn't specify which games it would be relisting though, or when this would happen, and we've heard nothing more since the announcement in July. 

As for the Silent Hill series, it's even more dire. The original Silent Hill is still locked exclusively to the PS1, and while Silent Hill 2 is playable on Xbox systems, it's barely compatible with modern PCs (to that end, a group of fans are actually updating the game for modern systems (opens in new tab)). If any series deserves to be preserved, it'd be hard to argue against Metal Gear and Silent Hill.

Meanwhile, we've seen nothing come to fruition from the report of multiple Silent Hill games being in the works, including a full remake of Silent Hill 2.