Kojima to show ‘what Fox Engine can do’ on August 30
posted on 07.23.12 at 02:07 PM EST by (@salromano)
Kojima teases in PlayStation Blog's Metal Gear reflection.

Hideo Kojima will show ‘what Fox Engine can do’ at the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event in Tokyo on August 30. Speaking to the PlayStation Blog, Kojima said that although the engine is incomplete, the only way to make sure it works is to create a game as development on the engine moves along. 

“The Fox Engine is nearly finished, but the only way to be sure it works is to create a game at the same time and improve the engine with our tools as we go along,” Kojima told the PlayStation Blog. “Originally we were going to do this for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but a lot happened along the way and instead it is being made with the engine they have at Platinum Games.

“Production studios in Japan are nearly extinct, a fact that we have recognized for nearly 10 years, and although the Fox Engine is not finished we are ready to show what it can do… on August 30th in Japan to be more specific.”

Kojima Productions has three known projects in the works: Project Ogre (now with an actual ogre), Metal Gear Solid 5, and Enders Project. It’s possible that any of these three, or even something entirely new, could take the stage as Fox Engine’s highlight display on August 30. We’ll just have to wait and find out.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Should be interesting.

    • PrinceHeir

      actually this could be the longest gap in MGS games history.

      i mean MGS3-MGS4 i believe was 4 years, though i guess they’ll use Rising to fill the gap a bit.

      still i can’t wait for this!!!

      shame konami pretty much left every of their franchises dead or with a identity crisis(Suikoden, Silent Hill, Castlevania, DDR, Beatmania, Guitar Freaks, Drummania)

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I feel like their going to use the Fox Engine in a way to increase the gameplay experience not just graphics.

        • PrinceHeir

          oh definitely.

          heck i think they could use a new engine for a more varied weather effects.

          like in Snake Eater, if your in a desert area your stamina/psyche get’s low or during rainfall where places can be slippery.

      • z_merquise

        Don’t forget Peace Walker after MGS 4. But yes, they had a portable game and an action-focused spin-off to fill the gap before they make a mainline Metal Gear game.

        I think Mercury Steam and Konami Europe are doing well with the Castlevania series. But they already stated that Lords of Shadows 2 would be their last so after that, we can hope someone from Konami Japan would continue the series in an HD 2D this time.

        But now, I’m happy that they never forgotten Zone of the Enders. I hope they revive Contra next time and give it a good treatment it deserved.

        • PrinceHeir

          yup2 in fact they even made tons of digital comics and aci!d series too.

          im not really a big fan of the Lords of Shadow series, especially compared to the main ones.

          and yes with ZOE HD collection coming nice and Ender’s Project will be full production next year. finally Zone of the Enders takes the spotlight.

          hope to see Snatcher and Policenauts too.

          ohhh Contra how i have forgotten!!!!

          Hard Corps was good, but i want another one!!!!!
          ohh so your in the site too!! cool :D
          btw i did message you right?? 2 weeks ago i think?? did you received it??

          • z_merquise

            Haha, yeah I read it. Sorry if I never had the time to reply on it. Just expect to receive a new mail from me soon.

            And yeah, it was just a week ago that I discovered this site.

            • PrinceHeir

              nah it’s fine man!!!!!!!

              im just wondering if i had send it since it might be disrespectful to you if i hadn’t reply for long.

              take your time!!! im worst in this category XD

              cool!! but did i mention this to you on my message??

              i think Gematsu, Andriasang, Destructoid are the best sites for japanese or gaming general news. definitely check this out if you want to get up to date :)

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I’m excited to see it!

  • bebestorm117

    Wow cant wait til Aug 30!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YTAG69 Andrey Ytag Goloubev

    I though PES2013 will use Fox Engine as well.. Am I wrong on this one? o _ O

  • Anime10121

    September is gonna be such a blowout for news on Japanese gaming! This, Squares presentation, and TGS all in the same 3 week period is gonna be EPIC! That month is poised to be the best of the year as far as gaming goes especially if rumored reappearances/appearances of MGS5, ZotE3, FFXIII-3, FFvsXIII, TLG show up . Hell if ANY of them show up I think I’ll freakin cut backflips down the street :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Awesome
    Can’t wait for TGS
    Yakuza 5, Persona 5, Star Ocean 5
    And then SE’s action RPG http://gematsu.com/2011/12/first-artwork-of-square-enixs-new-action-rpg
    And Vita’s RPG by SE http://gematsu.com/2011/12/square-enix-developing-new-action-rpg-for-ps3-and-vita
    And maybe we’ll see Versus and XIII-3 and the unlikely Last Remnant
    And there’s also hell lots of other developer that might be revealing their new games.
    My only wish is all of them come in English :D

    • whiteferrero

      Props for remembering P5. XD

  • Soul_Blade

    Definitely looking forward to this. Go Kojima!