Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, didn’t announce any new games at Konami’s pre-E3 2011 press conference today—though he did announce new versions of his older games. Instead, Kojima introduced us to the new Fox Engine.
Kojima told interviewer Mark MacDonald of 8-4 that developer Kojima Productions began creating the multiplatform engine shortly after the completion of Metal Gear Solid 4 for the PlayStation 3. Kojima indicates that the Fox Engine is designed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, at the very least, and is indicative of the developer’s future direction.
“Until now, we have been developing games for exclusively for specific platforms, but in the future, we look to go more global,” Kojima says. “We are paving the road to go multiplatform for future titles.”
Kojima says he hopes to use the Fox Engine for an “upcoming unannounced game” and that the images and video released today do not necessarily represent a game currently in development. Konami has released three images of the Fox Engine in action, which can be seen in the gallery above, along with Kojima’s interview.