A free-roaming open world. A game with no game overs. Groundbreaking visuals running in real-time on "current-gen" tech. The return of Snake. Welcome to Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
We were in the front row for Konami's exclusive press event in Tokyo where Hideo Kojima unveiled Ground Zeroes and Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine, on which the game runs. The Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event was as much a celebration of the franchise as a reveal of two new Metal Gear games (including mobile game Social Ops) and a Hollywood movie.
The event, held at the upmarket Midtown complex in Roppongi, featured camouflaged actors hidden against the walls and drew attendees such as Goichi "Suda51" Suda, as Kojima made several presentations about the future of the Metal Gear franchise.
"I am often asked, 'What is Metal Gear for you?'" said Kojima. "Metal Gear to me is like competing in the Olympics. Just like an Olympic athlete, I make a game every four or five years and try to compete with the rest of the world."