Earlier last week Konami held a special event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear Series. Kojima Productions showed off a demo of a brand new game called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes running on the new Fox Engine.
Although Kojima asked attendees to not take photos, word spread from Twitter through 8-4’s John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald when they said the demo started with a real-time cut-scene that went straight into gameplay. It showed off an open world level with Snake killing guards, evading search lights by crawling, and riding around in a jeep. The demo was reportedly running on a PC.
Attendees complemented how great the game looked, and reports right now are saying that Ground Zeroes will be a brand new open-world Metal Gear Solid. Although right now we can’t be 100% sure that this isn’t just a tech demo for the Fox Engine. Check out the first image below, courtesy of Famitsu.
Another piece of big news from the event was the announcement of a live-action Metal Gear Solid movie. The movie will be brought to you by Kojima Productions and Colombia Pictures and is supposedly being produced by Avi Arad (X-Men, Spider-man). “For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters – and video games are the comics of today,” Arad said, as reported by John Ricciardi of 8-4 Ltd., a video game localization company based in Japan.
“We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed,” Arad added.