Next Metal Gear Solid Announced

Welcome to Ground Zeroes, a whole new way to Metal Gear.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Last night in Tokyo at a celebration for Metal Gear Solid’s 25th anniversary, Konami and Kojima Productions introduced the world to the next Metal Gear Solid title, called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which will be the first title running on Kojima’s new Fox Engine. According to the world of the twitter, those who saw the demo were very impressive indeed.

Maybe most surprising is that MGS: Ground Zeroes seems to be an open-world stealth game. You play it like most past MGS titles, but when caught you don’t just run away, hide and then get back to business once your enemies forget you’re there. Instead, you’ll be able to run away and call in support like helicopters  to aid in your escape. Kojima said it's a game with no game over.

The game, in general, seems very ambitious.

The new Fox Engine is also something of a spectacle, able to render weather like rain, moving cloth and accurate lighting. Kojima himself has been teasing the power of the new graphics engine for some time now, and it appears like it doesn’t disappoint. This new engine is being developed with current gen and next-gen platforms in mind.

Finally, here’s the first promo art for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.