Hideo Kojima has confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5 and also has made an interesting comment about the future of Solid Snake in the franchise.
Gematsu (via Gamekyo & Google Translate) reports that in the 20th issue of French video game magazine IG, Hideo Kojima confirmed MGS5‘s development and that the game is powered by FOX Engine (which has been confirmed to be running on PS3, Xbox 360, and “current PCs”):
There will be a Metal Gear Solid 5 with the new FOX Engine. But what we’ve shown was not gameplay, or anything like that. It was only a demo that we had developed internally and released because the lighting and interactions with the environment had fooled everyone.
Kojima also mentioned that the next MGS title has taken some inspiration from critically acclaimed Square Enix/Eidos title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution:
About Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things. There will be much question of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to give you “a favor” like in the last Metal Gear Solid. I liked the idea of social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but we will see. And if I say more, the female ninja public relations officer, who is behind the door, I will be carved up into pieces. So it’s better that we meet again when the time comes to talk about Metal Gear Solid 5.
Finally, Kojima has claimed that Kojima Productions is “not yet finished” with Solid Snake in a comment about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never claimed to be a Metal Gear Solid. This is not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It is a spinoff that tries something different. 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.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was originally supposed to be Snake’s “last mission” in the MGS series. MGS4 was the last new home console installment of MGS, but the most recent entry in the series was Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP.
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