The game originally underwent development at the Namco's Bay Area studio, developers of the first Dead to Rights video game and Kill Switch. It was first announced in 2003 and was slated to be released in late 2005 with Kurt Russell providing his likeness for Snake, Namco also stated that it was to be "the first in the planned series of games." For unknown reasons, the game was cancelled and was never completed.
Little is known about the game's plot, other than Snake apparently being hunted down by the USPF. The game's storyline was approved by Russell, Carpenter, and the late Debra Hill.