When we saw the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection, we were excited. Not only do we get to buy Metal Gear Solid 4, but we get the other games as well. In this collection was Metal Gear Solid, in a PS2 case. Is it a remake or just the game put onto a PS2 DVD?
Konami PR Andrew Kelly confirmed that Metal Gear Solid will be released with the collection on a PS2 DVD, meaning no disc swapping, and no more PSone memory card. Other than that, the games are both the same with visuals, sounds, and such.
[Metal Gear Solid Confirmed As A PS2 Port]
Update 2/28/08 @ 5:51 PM: Well, there seems to have been some confusion, turns out it is not a PS2 Port, but the exact same game.
"So it looks like there was a miscommunication about the format for the games. I recieved this note from Konami's Michael Shelling - '...to be clear, MGS1 is not a port; it’s the original game on 2 CD’s not a DVD.' The original Metal Gear Solid will be appearing on PS1 discs. What this means for saving the game, etc, I am not sure.There you have it.
My apology for the confusion."
[Metal Gear Solid NOT a PS2 Port]