The annual Game Developers Conference is always a bounty of new titles, technology and equipment, and this year’s is no difference. Some huge titles have been revealed, including Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from Konami.
Snake is set to return in the fifth title of the saga that first started way back on the PlayStation One, and he’s just coming out of a nine year coma. From what we’ve seen, the game will begin with Snake coming out of his coma in an unknown hospital, followed by a struggle to escape.
Konami introduced a game called The Phantom Pain last year, but back then we didn’t know that it would be a Metal Gear Solid title. The game developer says that the forthcoming game will be a mixture of The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, using the latest Fox Engine.
Like DICE has done with Battlefield 4, Konami has developed its own new game engine to bring the latest and greatest graphics to a current range of home consoles. It’s called Fox Engine, but at the moment we only have this first demo to go on in terms of quality.
Shinji Hirano, president of Konami spoke of the developer’s hopes for the game, “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been a phenomenal success and one of the most highly regarded titles of all time. As such, we have very high expectations for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,”
“We are confident that the Fox Engine will both expand and revolutionise the Metal Gear Solid series, and will provide the customary high-quality and immersive experiences that are associated with all titles produced by Kojima Productions.”
The developer has made no promises of the new MGS title being available on next gen consoles like the PS4, and at the moment we know of availability for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will launch sometime later this year, though no specific time frame has been given.