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.