Footage from Konami’s presentation of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes at PAX has been made available for public eyes. Director of Kojima Productions, developer of Ground Zeroes, confirms the title will be on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For new, additional details, read more after the jump.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is confirmed to be launching on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As previously discovered, the title will feature an open world environment in which the player may also drive jeeps and call in helicopters for evacuation.
For the PAX Prime audience, they got to see footage of Ground Zeroes first-hand. The trailer reveals the spectacular graphical capabilities of the Fox Engine and the title, but also hints at the setting of the game. The character named Chico, a child in the previous Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker which was set in 1974, appears briefly in the trailer, still a child. Meanwhile, it is also safe to assume that the protagonist is Big Boss, given the eye-patch and logos that he sports.
“We’re not going to say that it’s Metal Gear Solid 5, but it is a prologue.” Kojima stated after the footage was shown. Kojima also mentioned that the helicopter that players can call to transport them in and out of mission stages will also have a customizable entrance theme — the louder the track, the more likely it is to be detected.
It’s easy to speculate that the title will star Big Boss sometime during the ’70’s, and appears to be a direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – also once considered Metal Gear Solid 5. I’m going to hazard a guess that Major Zero will play a role in the story as he becomes Big Boss’ antagonist, supported by the trailer quote, “From Fox, two phantoms were born”; although that could be talking about an entirely unrelated character.
According to CVG, Ground Zeroes is not “Project Ogre”, which is a project Kojima is also currently involved in.
[EDIT] – IGN uploaded the extended footage with commentary from the 25th Anniversary event here.