Last week, several reports shared news about Konami's partnership with developers to release games tied to some of the biggest publisher brands. It was reported that titles were in development that included new games from the Silent Hill and Castlevania franchises, but the most substantial reveal was the existence of a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater that is believed to have been made by developer Virtuos Games. Now, a recently discovered job listing could provide further evidence for the existence of new versions of Metal Gear Solid 3.
Twitter user Faizan Shaikh shared a LinkedIn profile for Virtuos lead software engineer Zhiyang Li on Sunday, presenting what could be important information. His most recent work experience on the list is from what he describes as an "unannounced remake of the action adventure game 3A," in which he led a team of 12 developers working on the project game engine. . While a game title is never mentioned, Metal Gear Solid 3 fits the description of an AAA action adventure game remake. It is also notable on Lis's profile that her work on this unannounced AAA game started in October 2018 and not recently. This is actually somewhat inconsistent with previous reports, which insisted that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is currently in early development. It's still possible for a game to be in development for three years and still be considered "early", but it could mean it's a different project or there is more development on Metal Gear Solid 3 than meets the eye.
Another detail from the original report on the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is that Konami plans to release smaller remasters of other original Metal Gear Solid tiles before Metal Gear Solid 3. It is possible that Li is referring to one of these other projects, whose plans could extend further back than for Metal Gear Solid 3 itself.
Ultimately, the original Metal Gear Solid 3 remake report is unconfirmed, and Lis's connection to that rumor is just another layer of rumor itself. As such, Metal Gear Solid fans should probably take these leaks with a grain of salt.
The key theme behind all the Konami-related rumors is that Konamis has distanced itself from game development for not just Metal Gear Solid, but most of its franchises for years. While it is absolutely possible (if not likely) that Konami is trying to resurrect these franchises, it is also possible that it will change its mind or change direction. Without an official announcement from Konami, it's best to maintain a fair amount of skepticism regarding the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake and all the adjacent Konami rumors.