According to the latest issue of the June / July French IG Magazine, the creator of Metal Gear Solid confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 5 is well underway.
The translation of Kojima’s message is as follows:
“There will be a Metal Gear Solid 5 with the new FOX Engine, but what we’ve shown was not gameplay, or anything like tha,” said Kojima. “It was only a demo that we had developed internally and released because the lighting and interactions with the environment had fooled everyone.”
So Kojima admits to touting Konami Productions’ new FOX Engine, all the while having shown an unrelated tech demo. But what does that mean for Metal Gear Solid 5?
“About Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things. There will be much question of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to give you “a favor” like in the last Metal Gear Solid. I liked the idea of social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but we will see,” Kojima revealed.
Metal Gear implementing the social interactions from Deus Ex: Human Revolution? That’s a whole other story and an interesting tidbit of info.
Kojima-san went on to joke: “And if I say more, the female ninja public relations officer, who is behind the door, I will be carved up into pieces. So it’s better that we meet again when the time comes to talk about Metal Gear Solid 5.”
When asked about Metal Gear Rising, Hideo Kojima assured the magazine that Metal Gear Rising – which does not don the “Solid” trademark – is not a game about Solid Snake. Instead, Kojima admits that we haven’t seen the end of Solid Snake.
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never claimed to be a Metal Gear Solid. This is not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It is a spinoff that tries something different,” said Kojima.
"We have not yet finished with Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end of Guns of the Patriots,” he added.
This is definitely news to get excited about, but we should wait and see what Konami’s response to all this is. We’ll keep you posted.