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Kojima outs Metal Gear Solid 5
June 21, 2012, Author: Andy Corrigan
Poor Hideo Kojima. Despite being desperate to get away from the series to pursue other projects, he’s going to carry the burden of Metal Gear Solid for the rest of his life, isn’t he? The Konami man has all but confirmed development of the new Metal Gear game and that it’s being built using Kojima Production’s brand new Fox Engine.
‘Koj’ took time away from his favourite hobby of tweeting pictures of his daily meals and Spider-Man underpants to offer a small update in an interview with French magazine IG. Thankfully, instead of turning to Google Translate, our friends over at Eurogamer had their French counterparts translate the piece, which highlighted the few important details:
- Kojima confirmed MGS5, but didn’t offer any idea of what stage the project was at.
- MGS5 will use the Fox Engine.
- MGS5 will be an ‘infiltration game’ that has taken some cues from Deus Ex: Human Revolution in terms of interaction with NPCs.
On Solid Snake’s potential involvement, he said simply:
“We have not yet finished with Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end of Guns of the Patriots.”
As someone whose opinion on the merits of Metal Gear Solid has seen a complete turnaround in recent months thanks to a chance review, I look forward to seeing how this plays out. That said, I think we’ll be waiting for new, concrete information for quite some time.
In the meantime, there is plenty of Metal Gear to be getting on with in the form of the HD Collection on PS3, 360 and Vita, Snake Eater 3D on 3DS, and Platinum Game’s 2013 spin-off, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
You can get the full details over at Eurogamer.net, along with a few of his previously revealed ideas for new Metal Gear titles.