IDW var assumed to drop Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game later this year, but after a series of delays, the company has decided to move away from the project instead.
Which Dicebreaker report, after delaying the game from “early 2019” to “summer 2020” and then “2021”, IDW felt that they needed to make even more adjustments to the original design, and that “Finally, the time it took to implement these the changes only grew longer than expected, and our window to send the game in time closed. ”
While IDW’s engagement with the game is now over, there are not necessarily curtains for the game itself. Creator Emerson Matsuuchi offered to pay IDW to get the game over the line and on the shelves, and when they declined this offer, he began the process of collaborating with the publisher Nazca Games to get Metal Gear licensed by Konami itself.
While Matsuuchi is “optimistic” about his chances, given the complexity of international licensing who knows how it will shake off.