Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes announced, gameplay demo released
During PAX 2012 and Metal Gear Solid's 25th anniversary celebration, Hideo Kojima and Konami has finally revealed the next game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is the first game running on Hideo's new FOX game engine that he's been working on for years. Together with announcing the game, they released a demo that pretty much serves as both a tech demo to showcase the new engine and a gameplay teaser to Ground Zeroes. The game looks amazing, check it out below.
When exactly does it take place? I can't be sure at the moment since there's not much information, but it's obviously after Snake Eater. In a post by Gematsu, Hideo Kojima confirms this is a "prologue" to Metal Gear Solid 5. The demo was running on a PC. At the very end of the video, you see logo for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 hinting it will be on these platforms, but no official word on what platform the game will be on. Ground Zeroes could also be placed as a next-gen game.
Below is another video if the demo that was shot off-cam during the reveal at PAX. It has extended gameplay revealing that there will be vehicles in the game and it will be open world. Around 9:30 is where the player-controlled gameplay starts and shows Snake using a jeep and also calling in helicopter support.
I'm excited to find out more about Ground Zeroes, as well as Hideo Kojima's FOX engine which is said to be use for other franchises in the future.