Konami officially announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the latest game in the long running Metal Gear franchise, at PAX Prime recently. The creator of the series Hideo Kojima was on stage for the announcement, and even shared eleven minutes of footage from the game.
The footage runs on Kojima’s impressive Fox Engine, which he says could be used for other Konami games like Silent Hill in the future. It’s current-gen: PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. It can also scale for next-gen platforms.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be an open world game, breaking stride with the standard linear structure the series has been known for. In the first gameplay footage that we’ve seen, Snake has to infiltrate a prison camp, and is presented with a variety of options to get the job done. For example, players can sneak in as they always have, or they can commandeer vehicles, like APCs and helicopters. If Snake’s in trouble, players can use flares to call in a friendly helicopter, which can also be used to travel between missions.
Konami hasn’t confirmed which platforms the game is to be released on. The video above showcases the game on a high end PC, but it is thought to believe that this will be a PS3 flagship title.