Gamespot detailed impressions: http://asia.gamespot.com/metal-gear-...ments-6393924/
More at the link.
The scene starts in a remote military base with heavy rain. The camera is following a shadowy figure in a business suit and hat accompanied by a number of well-armed soldiers and guard dogs as he converses with a little boy in a cage. He throws a portable music player after some dialogue and the boy proceeded to use it. The rest of the scene was playing "Here's To You" from the film "Sacco e Vanzetti" (also on Metal Gear Solid 4) as the man in a coat rides off to an airfield before taking off on a helicopter to an undisclosed location. Before erasing the "XOF" emblem off of the helicopter, he took out his hat and speaks about what transpired in very vague words. His face and head was all burned-up and scarred with no hair; at this point in time, we have no idea who he is. He proceeded to toss away all a stash of mini "XOF" emblems as he flew off with the rest of the soldiers.
Series creator Hideo Kojima then took centrestage and showed off the title's gameplay for a few minutes. We see Snake do what he does best: go in a prone state and sneak around (no Octocam this time; just old-fashioned crawling and hiding), as well as going into aiming mode in third person shooting a nearby guard at a security post. We should also mention that the demo gave out a sandbox open-world vibe; the military base itself felt expansive and huge, and Snake can summon a helicopter to bring him around as well as drive a jeep to go from point A to B. Kojima did state that he wishes to add a new spin to the stealth genre; even when you're discovered, you can use all the means and tools to escape rather than see a "game over" screen.
Some more details from the Famitsu article:
- They're definitely targeting PS3/360 for this game, but Fox Engine can also make next-gen games
- This is not a normal tech demo, they're showing actual development from their current open world sneaking game
- Apparently the script had lines about "soldiers who cannot return home", "Paz", and "Mother Base". All references to Peace Walker.
4Gamer also confirms that the characters in the demo talk about Chico and Paz, Mother Base, and one of the voices they heard was Tomokazu Sugita. That's the Japanese Miller in Peace Walker. PW2 confirmed. :P
Originally Posted by AndriaSang
First Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero Artwork
Open world game targets current generation platforms. Kojima Productions also working on next generation development.
Famitsu.com posted a first piece of artwork from Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero, the Fox Engine game that was revealed at today's Metal Gear anniversary event. Check out the image below.
According to Famitsu.com's report, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero is the name of the real time demo Kojima Productions showed at the event. But it is also being made into an actual open world game.
Ground Zero targets current generation specifications. Famitsu reports that Kojima Productions is also working on next generation development.
-Had a realtime fox engine demo
-People seemed impressed
-There's an embargo on seeing anything since we wouldn't want to take attention away from pants and Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops
I'll update with more as it comes.
Originally Posted by Twitter
John Ricciardi @johntv
Well other ppl talking about it so...next MG shown, and it looks F'ing HOT. Metal Gear: Ground Zeroes #foxengine #mgs25 #openworld #want
@markmacd 12:09 AM
Snake crawled @ avoiding searchlights, killed guard, rode jeep, called in heli for evac. Sounds like MG, but the scale & atmosphere... Wow.
@kazamatsuri 12:08 AM
Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes demo was truly amazing, running on a PC at current-gen specs. Wow. #mg25
Demo of "Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes", started w cutscene (all realtime), went into gameplay, open world, night, raining, base. AMAZING
@ItCameFromJapan 12:55 AM
Sorry for the delayed tweet - distracted by the wine. #MGS Ground Zeroes on Fox Engine - rich detail, open world, and Old Snake is back!