Speaking on his Twitch channel, Kojima said that:
“Personally, I’m not too fond of remakes, but I would have to go with MGS1. If it was going to be a remake, I wouldn’t want to make a standard remake, but something similar to what Planet of the Apes is doing: Bringing the best of the past to the present and doing something new.”
This isn’t the first time he has said that he is looking to remake the game saying that he has been looking for a studio to update MGS1 using the FOX engine which is being used for his upcoming game, Metal Gear Solid 5. Kojima has done a similar thing in the past by approaching Platinum Games to make Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Metal Gear Solid has in fact been remade before; renamed Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and released for the Gamecube in 2004. This version of the game featured graphical improvements, brand new cut scenes and was written not by Kojima but by Ryuhei Kitamara. Also gameplay functions that were brought in for Metal Gear Solid 2 were also introduced to this version of MGS.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is due to be released in 2015 for the Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and PC. It was also recently announced that The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes would be available via Steam.