Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Will Let Players Create Save Data From Other PS1 Games For MGS1
The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection will allow players to create save data from other PS1 games for use in Metal Gear Solid 1.
Diehard MGS fans will remember a feature in Metal Gear Solid 1, where Psycho Mantis would read save data on the PS1 memory card, and certain saves from other Konami titles would trigger certain dialogues from him. The Japanese version of MGS1 offered a wider range of dialogues for Psycho Mantis, where certain save combinations from certain Konami games would trigger more specific lines from him. Metal Gear Solid Integral, a re-release with some new features, had a slightly different list of quotes from Psycho Mantis, including a modified/updated list of games he could detect compared to the original Japanese version of the game.
With Metal Gear Solid Master Collection, Konami has not only restored this feature in Vol.1 of the Master Collection, but it has gone one step further, by allowing players to create dummy save data for games that resulted in a unique dialogue from Psycho Mantis in the original. This includes all Konami games that have not been released on PS5 or Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, the Japanese version of Vol.1 of the Master Collection will allow players to create save data for Policenauts, Snatcher, and more.
The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection is a comprehensive compilation that commemorates the series’ 35th anniversary. This collection will give fans the opportunity to experience the games exactly as they were when first released, optimized for the latest platforms. The Master Collection is currently slated for an October 24, 2023 release. The PlayStation Store page for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection states that it is the first volume in a saga of collections. It’s likely that Konami is planning to work on a second volume that possibly features Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.