Metal Gear Solid is one of the few franchises that pretty much every gamer has an investment in and looks forward to seeing more of. A week or two ago the world went crazy when it seemed a shot of the title screen for Metal Gear Solid 5 had been leaked, only to be disappointed when it then turned out to be a hoax. Fans may have something to look forward to sooner rather than later though, as Hideo Kojima has stated that we will see the new ‘Fox Engine’ that will likely power the next Metal Gear game at a Japanese event next month.
“The Fox Engine is nearly finished, but the only way to be sure it works is to create a game at the same time and improve the engine with our tools as we go along,” Kojima told readers on the PlayStation Blog website. “Originally we were going to do this for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but a lot happened along the way and instead it is being made with the engine they have at Platinum Games. Kojima went on to say:
“Production studios in Japan are nearly extinct, a fact that we have recognized for nearly 10 years, and although the Fox Engine is not finished we are ready to show what it can do… on August 30th in Japan to be more specific.”
Most gamers are looking forward to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but it seems that Metal Gear Solid 5 will really show the future of the series. Are you guys looking forward to the reveal of the engine next month?