OH SHIT! Hideo Kojima Confirms Metal Gear Solid 5!

Not like we didn’t see it coming, but holy shit!

From The Escapist:

“On the topic ofMetal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things,” Kojima told the French publisher IG Magazine. “There will be more infiltration, spying, and convincing people to do you ‘a favor’ than in the previousMGS. I loved the idea of the social interactions inDeus Ex: Human Revolutionthat we’ve seen. And if I say more about it, the ninja PR woman behind the door will chop me into pieces.”

Kojima also noted that the new game will not be directly connected to the upcomingMetal Gear Rising. “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeancenever pretended to beMetal Gear Solid,” Kojima said. “It’s not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It’s a spin-off that tries something different. We haven’t seen the last of Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end ofGuns of the Patriots.”

The addition of conversation trees would be a welcome addition to the series. Since the biggest criticism of MGS4 was its lengthy cutscenes, replacing them with social interactions players can control would go a long way towards restoring a sense of agency for the series. The concept is also a natural fit for a series dealing with stealth and infiltration, as Deus Ex: Human Revolution proved.

Kojima also says MGS5 will be running on the Fox Engine which itself just looks plain bananas. MGS games are insanely replayable as it is, so it’ll be cool to see how Kojima throws social interactions into the mix. Idunno about you guys, but I’d totally be down for Solid Snake’s final mission to have like 11 different endings.

(The Escapist via GamekyoGameranx)

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