Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Is The Open World Game That Shook Up The Industry [UPDATE]

There is no footage. There are no screenshots. There is nothing but a handful of tweets from those attending the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary attempts. All we know so far is there is a new Metal Gear Solid game, and it (apparently) looks incredible. Update: Now with first images!

Mark MacDonald was one of the folks attending, and he tweeted: "Demo of "Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes", started w cutscene (all realtime), went into gameplay, open world, night, raining, base. AMAZING"

And followed up with: "Snake crawled @ avoiding searchlights, killed guard, rode jeep, called in heli for evac. Sounds like MG, but the scale & atmosphere... Wow."

The game is being created on Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine, and was apparently running on current gen PC specs. No word yet on precisely what platforms the game is releasing on, no date — nothing really at this stage.

But this is a new Metal Gear Solid game. Most likely it's the new Metal Gear Solid game, and it'll most likely be the first game to use the Fox Engine. In short, this is a pretty big deal.

Hopefully, we'll have video footage sooner rather than later.

Update: First images below. Click to see them in full size.


    was on twitter, at school, hopelessly and frantically refreshing. This is a massive day for Metal Gear news... but is the Fox Engine it really that amazing? I don't think many people care, Ground Zeroes on the other hand ... WHERE IS THE INFO!!???

    The Fox Engine is what it runs on,as such it too is amazing.

    Cant wait to hear more about this!

    Sounds impressive, not really a MGS fan, though. I appreciate the weight of the announcement, though. Man, I can't wait for the next gen consoles

      Too many thoughs, not enough full stops. :P

    Gahhhh Bahhh neeed to know more tell me more damn it
    like how it will fit into the story

    need more information anything anything!!!!!

    So much for letting snake die lol

      Well, that's an MSF logo on the shoulder, combined with the old school Night vision goggles, it makes me think this is going to be late 70s in setting


    Sweet baby Jesus...must be proud to have Kojima as a father..

    One leaked image so far:

    That MSF badge tells me that it's Big Boss, not Snake.

      Seems rather high tech looking gear for a Boss that looks like he has no aged since MGS3....

        Well the sneaking suit looks very much like the one you can develop at Mother Base during Peace Walker. And the optics look like any other from the prequel games.

        hi paul

      Or maybe the fact that the link you wrote said "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is another prequel starring Big Boss – note the MSF patch on his shoulder"

        I am also capable of my own critical thinking. Other signs are there too, the sneaking suit looks like the one developed at Mother Base in Peace Walker. It could be Solid Snake wearing that suit, but then the strap from an eye-patch is also visible above the optics.

          Well in the article you posted there were 4 lines of text and what I posted was from it was almost half.
          just thought it was worth mentioning.

      Big Boss aka Naked Snake is the original Snake. His clone sons share his code name e.g Solid, Liquid and Solidus.

    More info here - couple of renders, looks like Mother Base is involved in some way, the PC was running on something that targets current gen consoles.

      That would be an old PC then. PC hardware has advanced well beyond. Will be interesting to see what it's released on..

    Fuck my pants are sticky!

    Pics or GTFO

    And thanks to this we can all now completely ignore Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Those of us that weren't already ignoring it, that is.

    Anyone have a spare tissue? I seem to have ejac'd myself silly. Spanks kojima.

    Anyone have a spare tissue? I seem to have ejac'd myself silly. Spanks kojima.

    Need. More. Info.


    Reading that link posted above ( makes it sound somewhat like the layout Metal Gear Portable Ops used. Specifically calling for an extraction like the truck used in PO which was somewhat open. Also the article on gematsu mentions the dialogue “Troops who cannot return to their country,” much like the nation for soldiers, the name of which I forget, that was being established in PO and snakes own personal army. I enjoyed that game alot and I'm just a little excited by this.

    Splinter Cell!!!

    Its awsome cause that first picture of snake standing in the rain is actually in game graphics.

    If any of you have seen the small amount of images and videos about the fox engine then it wont be hard to realise this is in game graphics.

    It is so far, the most stunning and engaging Engine out there. Should be interesting to see how intense the enviroments and game will be

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