Players of the portable title, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker will be familiar with the new game mechanic for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes in which players can upgrade their home base, which will also be available on mobile devices.
Speaking during a developer session at Eurogamer’s very own expo, Directer of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima himself, announced the new details for Ground Zeroes.
Kojima confirmed that the base-building elements from the most recent released Metal Gear game will be making a return. The feature is currently only known to allow players to develop weapons, but considering the level of depth in Peace Walker, we can expect more advantages to make an appearance.Furthermore, the mechanic will take advantage of the modern notion of connectivity, something the Director has been known to be particularly fond of when it came to ‘transfarring’ saves on the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection between the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and even PlayStation Portable.
Players will be able to freely explore the base as they continue to develop it, whilst accessing it through the use of the evacuation helicopter previously shown off in the game. Also re-iterated was the day/night cycle that the title will sport, the effects of which are still left up to speculation. Perhaps guard routes will alter depending on the stage of day, and maybe even the wildlife will change?
“The concept of developing weapons at your base is a very cool idea, and something that could be popular. It’s something we’ve been thinking of,” Hideo Kojima said. “Furthermore, nowadays there are various ways to access the game world – you’re not just playing in your living room on your games console. You may also access through your cell phone and other devices and still access that same game. I think in that respect that motherbase system lends itself very well to that system, and that’s something we’re planning on for Ground Zeroes.”
The title has still to receive a release date, but has so far been confirmed to be launching on PlayStation 3 an Xbox 360. I’m also crossing my fingers for a Windows PC release.
Source – Eurogamer