If you didn’t already know that another Metal Gear Solid game is coming, Hideo Kojima has just confirmed it this week. In a recent interview, he said that not only is Metal Gear Solid 5 on the way, but also that we haven’t seen the last of Solid Snake either.
After watching the beautiful ending to Metal Gear Solid 4, you would have thought that Snake’s days as a solider would be up, especially after Big Boss’ recommendation that he continue to live life as a ‘man’. However, it appears that Snake is an immortal and will continue to live on for at least one more Metal Gear Solid game.
When speaking in an interview with French magazine IG, the legendary developer revealed the following crucial information about the game. Firstly, it will be built using the Fox Engine, which is meant to be Konami’s engine specifically designed for the next-generation of video games.
Secondly, the game will feature elements of social interaction this time around. Kojima specifically mentioned Deus Ex: Human Revolution as an inspiration and gave hints on how you’ll need to interact with certain characters and get them to ‘do you a favor’.
It is also worth mentioning that Kojima appears to be at the mercy of Konami as well. He mentioned that if it was up to him, Solid Snake would have died at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4. Konami obviously think that there is a lot more left in the tank for their primary franchise though and with the next-gen consoles on the way, a new Metal Gear Solid game would be perfect for Snake’s return.
The game will be using the Fox Engine, but what console will the game be on? There is plenty of talk on how the game could still remain on current consoles, but obviously the majority of fans would love for the game to be on next-generation consoles instead. Will MGS5 stay as a PlayStation exclusive like MGS4, or will Konami extend the game to the Xbox again like they have done with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
There’s so many questions to be answered. Let’s hope that Konami and Kojima will make Metal Gear Solid 5 the main event at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in September. Let us know your reaction to seeing Snake again and Kojima’s omission that he wanted Snake to die at the end of Guns of the Patriots.