Konami and Kojima Productions were on hand at PAX to show off the latest Metal Gear Solid title, Ground Zeroes. The companies gave the audience a 15-minute demo of the game, and have since put 11 minutes of that demo up on the Internet. In it, we get to see the Fox Engine in action, and it’s safe to say that the game looks pretty amazing.
Most of the trailer below is just one long cutscene, but toward the end we do get to see some actual gameplay footage. Big Boss appears to be taking center stage in this installment, which Kojima clarified is not Metal Gear Solid 5. Instead, Ground Zeroes will serve as something of a “prologue” to Metal Gear Solid 5, so it seems that MGS 5 will happen at some point down the road. Kojima also confirmed speculation that this is an open-world title, which is a pretty big shift in the Metal Gear formula.
This game will be coming to current generation consoles, despite the fact that the Fox Engine is meant to “scale up” to next generation hardware. The Fox Engine could turn out to be a lot like Frostbite 2.0 in its use, as Kojima mentioned that it could be used for other Konami titles, such as a new Silent Hill game. Ground Zeroes is confirmed for Xbox 360 and PS3, though Kojima also seemed to suggest that it could make an appearance on next-gen consoles as well. Have a look at the full trailer below:
As you can see, the trailer is pretty impressive, and it should do a lot to get the Metal Gear Solid fanbase pumped up. At this early stage there isn’t any word on a release, but judging from the trailer, the game seems pretty far along in development. When coupled with the fact that this game will be gracing current-gen consoles, that makes us think that its release isn’t too far off. What do you think of the trailer? Are you ready for more Metal Gear Solid?