Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Detailed, Includes Vehicles & Open World

Tom Hopkins

Is the newly announced MGS game Metal Gear: GTA? It sure sounds like it based on this in-depth description of the Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes demo.

Published on Aug 30, 2012

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was announced recently at Konami's 25th Anniversary celebration of the franchise, promising a taste of things to come.

There wasn't much in the way of details, but there was a demo shown to the masses gathered there, which Gamespot has noted down.

We've gathered as many facts from the lengthy article as we can, so read on to find out what you can expect from then next MGS:

  • The demo begins in a remote military base. The setting is unknown.
  • A man in a business suit and a hat is accompanied by a ground of armed soldiers.
  • He speaks to a boy trapped inside a cage, before throwing him an MP3 player. The song 'Here's To You' is then played throughout the rest of the scene, which MGS fans will remember from MGS4.
  • The suited man takes off in a helicopter with "XOF" on the side, who then reveals his face - which is burned and scarred. He also has no hair.
  • He throws away a set of small "XOF" emblems (FOX backwards?).
  • Snake appears from a cliffside near the army base, where the subtitle "From FOX, two phantoms were born" which we've seen in the leaked image.
  • Snake raises his visor to reveal his iconic eyepatch. He is then referred to as simply "Snake".
  • Kojima then demoed some gameplay of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, first starting by going prone and sneaking around the base.
  • Octocam is not present during this demo.
  • Aiming mode returns, but with a third-person view.
  • The military base is expansive and huge, and likely ties into the open world nature that has been suggested for the game.
  • Snake can also call in a helicopter to travel around, as well as drive a jeep.
  • Kojima claimed that he wants to add a new spin to the stealth genre, so that even if you're discovered you can still find a way to escape rather than see a game over screen.
  • The demo was played in real-time on a PC using an Xbox 360 controller.
  • Apparently the game is being made with PS3 and Xbox 360 in mind, and the Fox Engine was looking visually very impressive.

And that's all we have. Expect to see more when assets are released from Konami - hopefully sooner rather than later.

Thanks Gamespot.



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