Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes announced

FOX Engine-based open-world Metal Gear Solid.

August 30, 2012 / 03:14 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Kojima Productions announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the next entry in the stealth action series, during the franchise’s 25th anniversary event in Tokyo today.

A demo shown to attendees began with a real-time cut-scene and transitioned into gameplay set in an open world, with night and weather effects (raining) in place. Snake was shown crawling around, avoiding search lights, killing a guard, driving a jeep, and calling a helicopter for evacuation. Find detailed impressions at GameSpot.

Story bits teased in the dialogue include: “Troops who cannot return to their country,” “Path,” and “Mother Base.”

The demo was shown running on a PC at specs equivalent to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game targets current generation consoles and is being built on the FOX Engine. However, specific platforms were not announced. Attendees were reportedly amazed, astonished, and pleased.

A teaser site for the game reads: “From Fox, two phantoms were born.”

Thanks, @MarkMacD, @Kazamatsuri, @iceblockwill, and Famitsu.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Hopefully this is for PC & PS3 only.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Platforms are not announced.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I said hopefully.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          No. Your original comment said something like:

          “Oh no it’s on Xbox :’(”

          You edited it.

          • KingOptimusOrigins111

            No it said, NOOOOO!!!!!!!! Snake on Xbox :’(

    • Rafi

      !
      Did article above tell that ?, i think it running on current gen PC ?

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I said hopefully.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I agree,MGS for PS and SC for Xbo,competition!!!!

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      PC, PS3 and 360, probably cross-generational, i.e. releasing on PS4 and XBox3 as well. Sorry mate, but Kojima stated over a year ago that all of his subsequent games will be released on the three major platforms. 

  • whiteferrero

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. What kinda snake was shown Sal?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Not sure. Wasn’t there myself. Just stayed up really late for the coverage. It’s fracking 3:30 a.m. here. TIRED.

  • PrinceHeir

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    now i can’t wait for the Deus Ex Human Revolution Social styles :)

    gonna be the best Metal Gear ever!!!!!!

    so Metal Gear Solid 5 OGRE is indeed fake huh(Open Ground Reconnaissance Endeavour OGRE)

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Cant top mgs1,or 4 :P

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Cant top mgs1,or 4 :P

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Cant top mgs1,or 4 :P

  • PrinceHeir

    i still want that Metal Gear “Mercenaries” game featuring variety of characters from past, and present, dead or alive :P

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Like in MGO type of thing?if so HECK YES!

      • PrinceHeir

        think of it like Operation Raccoon City but gameplay of MGO :)

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I never played it,is it good?

          and I just want the same mgo back :’{ it was so glorious 

          • PrinceHeir

            i actually haven’t played it yet.

            i just like the idea of a dream game with all the characters in one game O____O

          • PrinceHeir

            i actually haven’t played it yet.

            i just like the idea of a dream game with all the characters in one game O____O

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              Aah,Ive heard RC is good,I need to rent it or something

              • PrinceHeir

                ehh just play RE6 :D

                much better, hopefully they’ll add more characters in the “Mercenaries” mode this time.

                • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                  Oh agreed,I love mercenaries,it just needs to ditch the time limit XD

  • Rafi

    Need more picture or videos, damn !! i’m very curious.
    FOX ENGINE.

  • Aldridge517

    Open world MGS? I don’t hate the concept.

  • MGB

    2015  i think :)

  • Raiyu

    If this is suppose to be Big Boss, why is he calling himself Snake since he now calls himself Big Boss?

    • Acidicsam

      codename?

  • Rezar

    I have a feeling that this will be a remake of Metal Gear 1 and 2.

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      No it won’t be. He is old as in MGS4.

    • Rezar

       I stand corrected since I can see his eyepatch so it’s another game with Big Boss. Still a remake of the original Metal Gear 1 and 2 wold be awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    2nd pic look like Jim Raynor of Starcraft than Big Boss…..

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Nice. Will look forward to more news on this new MGS game. Not to mention, it looks spectacular since MGS4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    Looking a little Sam Fisher-ish there, eh Snake?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    It all sounds amazing. Would have been nice to see a trailer or something.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      I reckon the footage shown at the event will be available on the internet soon. TGS is my best bet for a public showing.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    So this is big boss?
    Ok

    PLEASE JUST GIVE ME MGO3!!

  • ALKi1234

    Why would they have it running on pc if they could have done on current consoles? Battlefield all over again.

  • xMCXx

    I thought we were finished with Big Boss!
    But whatever, it sounds great.

  • PrinceHeir

    it does look like Splinter Cell(at least the way he pose in the rain)

    it is Big Boss, since you can see the strap of eye patch on head.

    “The demo was shown running on a PC at specs equivalent to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
    The game targets current generation consoles and is being built on the FOX Engine. ”

    i hope could be just working on the PC first, then try to port it on consoles like The Witcher 2 did.

    though i think they should save this for next gen, and surprise us how open it really is.

    i think Shinobido made the open ended maps pretty good, while still being contained within the parameters of the land.

    man can’t wait for the Deus Ex Human Revolution Social style and maybe some elements :)

    Big Boss’s suit is wearing a combination of Peace Walker and Portable Ops Sneaking suits ^^

    http://i50.tinypic.com/1zf1z03.jpg

    http://i50.tinypic.com/21kkp48.jpg

    • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

      Yeah, i thought he was Sam Fisher a second there.

  • EspadaKiller

    Holy shit YES. BIG BOSS FTW!!!

  • bebestorm117

    I want to SEE! It. This is exciting

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I wish Kojima’d release a logo. Famitsu lists the game as Ground Zero and 4Gamer and the Twitter reports as Ground Zeroes. I’m sticking with the latter considering its more abundant, so far, but I’d really like confirmation. XD

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      TGS will probably provide you with the logo and the official nomenclature. You could also stalk Kojima’s tweets :P

  • DarthBrian

    Open World MGS?

    I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that. o_O

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    Wow look he is so better and awesom…can’t wait see the gameplay

  • FaithlessMr

    Kojipro after the reveal:

    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff156/Crazytubefreak1/24ctwu8.gif

    (tis a gif, you actually have to click on eet :3)

  • rockman29

    I think this looks like PS4 material to me, imo.

  • rockman29

    Also they better not turn this into an action game.

    Stealth first. MGS first. Everything else is accessory.

  • FlameEmperor

    BIG BOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can’t wait to see what the gameplay is like >.<!