As rumored, a new Metal Gear Solid title has been announced during the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event in Japan. After a reveal of Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops from GREE, Kojima productions revealed the brand new Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
First impressions from the reveal are indicating that Kojima Productions’ Fox Engine is looking fantastic as the new home for the Metal Gear Solid franchise, but the real story comes from first hand accounts that detail the next Metal Gear title as an “open-world” title.
Various tweets from attendees of the show echo similar sentiments about the new game.
Event attendee @markmacd said via Twitter, “Demo of “Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes”, started w cutscene (all realtime), went into gameplay, open world, night, raining, base. AMAZING,” followed by “Snake crawled @ avoiding searchlights, killed guard, rode jeep, called in heli for evac. Sounds like MG, but the scale & atmosphere… Wow.”
@kazamatsuri confirmed, “Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes demo was truly amazing, running on a PC at current-gen specs. Wow.”
@ItCameFromJapan said, “Ground Zeroes on Fox Engine – rich detail, open world, and Old Snake is back!”