Metal Gear Solid godfather Hideo Kojima started talking a lot about his next Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, this weekend. After announcing the game at the celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise in Tokyo, Kojima flew to Seattle for a panel at PAX Prime, where he dished out details about how Ground Zeroes fits into the Metal Gear Solid mythos.
Kojima explained at PAX that Ground Zeroes will serve as a “prologue” to Metal Gear Solid 5. More importantly, the new game apparently takes place in an open world, where the act of escaping detection will be as important as sneaking around. Kojima says his goal for the game is to create “a game without game over.” Though he’s spry, Old man Snake probably wouldn’t do too well with so much ground to cover, so the upcoming prequel brings back ”O.G. Snake,” a.k.a. Big Boss, whom you may remember from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
The video presented above is a 14-minute extended version of the demo shown at PAX, courtesy of IGN, and is visually stunning. Ground Zeroes is using the FOX engine, which you may or may not be able to distinguish from an actual photo. Prepare to let your jaw drop in 3, 2, 1…
- More on the FOX engine
- Yes, these Metal Gear Solid 5 images were fake
- Oh yeah, there’s also going to be a Metal Gear Solid movie