Built by the old Konami-owned Kojima Productions with the goal of creating the “best engine in the world, the Fox Engine now seems to have no future at the Japanese company.
offcourse ...Konami probably lost all the staff that knew how to handle the engne ....shame to not be in Kojima productions hands , it was their own creation... Fox engine was indeed one of the best engines- if not the best .. its photorealistc results were unbelivable and no contemporary (out of the box -without further developping ) engine could match her, no engine could have such results on PS3 with a cross gen game
Unfortunately the engine itself is not sunshine and rainbows. It's well known to be a pain to work with, similar to cryengine 2/3, and mgsv managed good visuals and high frame rates/resolutions due to low triangle count and high asset reuse (less memory bandwidth constraints for asset streaming when you're loading 1024*1024 (lower even in many cases) tiling world textures versus 2048^2 or even 4096^2 for environment maps in other games. The only things that stand out about it are PBR lighting which is now in every game, and view distances, but that came at the cost of world quality. Even character models were noticably lower poly and lower texture resolution compared to contemporaries on both platforms.
Konami still making games? Such a monument becoming irrelevant. They've done so much for gaming
Fox engine was great but probably didn't run well on Pachincko machines.
Konami needs a potent dev team for a 'proper' future MGS title. If an internal team is going to handle the project, then which game engine will they use? Fox Engine like MGSurvive? Or will they also transition to UE? MGS series is known for using state of the art proprietary game engines.
Hope it's not going to be as glossy and shiny as it was during ps3/360 era.
That was a old Unreal Engine 3 problem. Looked like everything was smeared in vaseline.
army of two: 40th day. that game looked like every single object in it has been covered in cooking oil. it was absurd
"That was a old Unreal Engine 3 problem. Looked like everything was smeared in vaseline." yeah i think you forgot how overly dry everything looked in Gears 2006. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/v601... https://gamespot1.cbsistati... http://xbox360media.ign.com...
UE5 must be really great. Cant wait to see some games that come out of it.
Such a waste. It was an awesome engine
Could someone like Sony not buy the rights to the engine?
It would be less hassle to just develop something new.
They could, but why?
Why would they bother when they just put $250 mil into UE5 ?
What about the Decima engine, thought he would be using that. Considering how amazing Death Stranding looks. But Unreal 5 does look unbelievably good.
Decima engine comes with strings. He doesn't want timed exclusive stipulations for his next game.
This article is about Konami not Hideo Kojima. Konami is dropping the Fox Engine because the devs that built the engine have all left, and they don't have anyone to work on the engine anymore.
Can they sell engine to other companies maybe? Together with silent hill and mgs ip?
What a waste of an amazing engine and resources spent creating it. All we got was an incomplete MG5...awesome as it was but still incomplete.
Fox engine actually is a looker very clear image and fast frame rate
I wont suport this company.
What future games? Lol. That soccer game is all they have left.
I hate to see everyone flock to just one engine because that's how creativity and competition is lost. I get it though, the unreal engine is great, but its nice to see games being made using all kinds of different engines and watching them evolve over time.
It's kind of like the browser situation. For years now. I don't want an internet that's built around people only using chromium. I'm fearful that with so little usage, Mozilla might just fold up their tents and cancel Firefox. And then what will we have?
great cause uhh Konimi is dead so yeah.
Konami has more games to release? Oh no...
All that money put to good use I see! Then again Konami would probably just get bashed if they used anything Kojima made ever again, look at MGS Survive, so this is prolly the right decision.