Konami has explained the meaning of the mysterious Δ symbol embedded in the title of Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, which was revealed during last night’s PlayStation Showcase.
“The Delta symbol (Δ) was chosen because its meaning fits the concept of the remake project,” read a tweet from the official Metal Gear twitter account. “Delta means ‘change’ or ‘difference’ without changing structure.”
Delta is a symbol taken from the Greek alphabet, which is often used in the modern era to denote a state of change, chiefly in scientific fields. For example a lowercase version of the symbol can denote an alteration in molecular chemistry, while the change in velocity of a space rocket is measured in delta v (Δv).
The Delta symbol (Δ) was chosen because its meaning fits the concept of the remake project.
Delta means “change” or “difference” without changing structure.#MetalGearSolid#MGSDelta pic.twitter.com/LRWrNzg3he
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@Metalgear) May 25, 2023
In this case, the symbol has been used by Konami to symbolise the changes being made to Hideo Kojima’s original version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which was first released as a PlayStation 2 title all the way back in 2004.
We don’t yet know exactly what form these changes will take, but Konami has promised that the remake will boast “unprecedented graphics” and “immersive sound”, and that it will feature evolved gameplay with “a seamless user experience”.
The company has also told fans that the remake — which has yet to be given a release date — will represent a “faithful recreation” of Kojima’s 2004 original in terms of story and game design.
Xbox also took to Twitter earlier today to highlight the fact that Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater will also be coming to Xbox Series X|S consoles, along with a number of other titles revealed during the PlayStation showcase. The title will also be coming to PC.
PlayStation also revealed the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 at yesterday’s event, which will make the first three games of the franchise available to play on PS5 when it drops in August this year.
Be sure to check out IGN’s roundup article to find out about all of the reveals from the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, or for more Metal Gear content take a look at our video pointing out 11 details you may have missed in the new Snake Eater trailer.
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