Konami rocked the Metal Gear world overnight while you were sleeping. At the Metal Gear 25th annivesary event in Japan, Kojima and company unveiled the newest Metal Gear Solid game and they are going where no MGS has gone before, into the open world.
Called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, show goers got to see Big Boss (yes Big Boss) sneaking around a base in a nighttime rain while he dodged spotlights and broke some necks then hopping in a Jeep to make a great escape. And that is where the big news comes in that the game is always running. If Boss had gone undetected then the game still runs or even if he is discovered then he needs to focus on escaping all in real time. So it sounds like the mission parameters are always evolving. Just how “open world” the game is really hasn’t been discussed either. But it sounds far and away like Kojima’s most ambitious project ever.
The game was said to be running on the new Fox Engine on current gen PC’s and looked stunning. The word out of the event is the game is being built with the 360 and PS3 in mind but I just simply don’t see that happening with the current console cycle being in it’s final year or two. Plus we all know how long we wait for MGS games so just go ahead and mark this down as a next gen title.
What do you think? Is this the next logical step for the Metal Gear franchise?
News out of PAX this weekend (9/1) is that Ground Zeroes is in fact built for the PS3 and plans on releasing for this generation of consoles. This is good to hear but we still know how Kojima is so there still may be a chance this hops consoles. It was also announced that MGS: Ground Zeroes would be a prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5.