Well looks like Hideo Kojima will still continue with the Metal Gear Solid franchise. And during Penny Arcade Expo 2012, he showed a tech demo of his new ‘Fox Engine’, the new game engine that he is developing since Metal Gear Solid 4 last 2008.
And the game that he used for the tech demo is the new Metal Gear Solid game, but it does not end with number 5 unfortunately. The video of the tech demo ran for around fifteen minutes. The game will be called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and of course the game will feature an old Snake, nope not Solid Snake, but the original Snake aka Big Boss. The story takes place in the events after Peace Walker based on the scenes found on the video. The first few minutes features a cutscene, we were stunned on the visuals, from the rain effects up to the animation, everything was great until we realized that the cutscene was an actual gameplay footage. This shows the sheer power of the new Fox Engine. Although the engine was ran on a PC with current-gen specs, this will be used for current gen consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as for future gen consoles.
Kojima mentioned that MGS Ground Zeroes will be an open-world game where you can go to any place or do in any way you wanted, which gives you more options than just doing stealth. Snake can call out a helicopter to call out air support or pick him up and move to different places and take on different missions.
We are hoping for more information about MGS Ground Zeroes, but for now, let’s just enjoy the rather long video and of course try out the other Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which will be available on 2013.