In a recent interview, Konami’s Hideo Kojima confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 5 is currently in development. In addition, he gave a few small details about the game and indicated that they have not abandoned the story of Solid Snake.
“There will be a Metal Gear Solid 5 with the new FOX Engine, but what we’ve shown was not gameplay, or anything like that. It was only a demo that we had developed internally and released because the lighting and interactions with the environment had fooled everyone.
“About Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things. There will be much question of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to give you “a favor” like in the last Metal Gear Solid. I liked the idea of social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but we will see. And if I say more, the female ninja public relations officer, who is behind the door, I will be carved up into pieces. So it’s better that we meet again when the time comes to talk about Metal Gear Solid 5.”
Fortunately, he was not skewered by Konami’s PR ninjas and talked a bit about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and the future of Solid Snake.
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never claimed to be a Metal Gear Solid. This is not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It is a spinoff that tries something different. We have not yet finished with Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end of Guns of the Patriots.”
The fact that it exists is about the extent of the what we know of Metal Gear Solid 5. Previous titles in the series have been exclusive to Playstation platforms. The only exceptions are the aforementioned Revengeance title, as well as a recent Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, both of which were also available on the XBox 360. Popular convention leans towards the game being multi-platform, but we’ll just have to wait for more details from Kojima.