Hideo Kojima, the veteran developer who has created the Metal Gear Solid series, has announced a new game called Ground Zeroes during an event which has marked the 25th anniversary for the franchise.
The new game is using the new Fox Engine
from Kojima Productions and the main character was shown crawling around, avoiding searchlights and taking out guards, which are all core mechanics for the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
The demo ended with the protagonist commandeering a jeep and then getting help from a helicopter for evacuation, to a soundtrack that consisted of Ride of the Valkyries.
The audience that was present for the anniversary event was impressed by the way the new Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes looked and by the scope of the level shown by Kojima Productions
Apparently, the demo was running on a PC using current-generation hardware, which might mean that it will be launched on the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
An image released by Japanese magazine Famitsu at the same time revealed that the main character of the new game might be Big Boss, the paramilitary guru that trained Solid Snake.
This means that the action might take place during the Cold War period or even before that.
Hideo Kojima has long suggested that it was working on a new stealth-based Metal Gear Solid and that it will be built during the core elements of the series.
At the same time, Kojima Productions is also overseeing the development of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
, the game that will star Raiden and will be oriented towards straight up action.
At the same anniversary event, Kojima has revealed that a Metal Gear Solid movie will be created by Columbia Pictures, with Avi Arad producing it.