"Metal Gear Solid V" and "The Phantom Pain" looks extremely similar when you breakdown many aspects of their respective content, and the man behind the "Metal Gear Solid" series discussed his amazing new engine and then addressed the suspicions people have about the two titles.
According to a report from IGN on Thursday, "Metal Gear Solid" creator Hideo Kojima talked about what he plans to achieve with the new Fox Engine and how it may be involved with next-generation consoles.
"I can’t share much details about it yet, but the new engine is built towards not only having better visual quality, but also better functionality that will allow new kinds of gaming experiences, UI, playability, etc., and that is something we at Kojima Productions are working at, and some of which will be incorporated into 'Ground Zeroes.'
"In terms of technology, FOX Engine is very efficient and that’s one of our focus as well.
"We are continually trying to make it as efficient as possible, and with it, we can develop games in much shorter time period than ever possible before," Kojima said.
Kojima was then asked if he had seen the new trailer for "The Phantom Pain," what he thought about it and if he recognized any similarities between the character from the trailer and long-time "Metal Gear Solid" protagonist, Snake.
"Yes, yes I have. I really liked it.
"It was very visually appealing. The lighting was very good.
"Oh! [laughs] It ("The Phantom Pain's" character) might have been an inspiration," Kojima said.
Kojima said "Ground Zeroes" is in the works and fans should check out "Revengeance," while "Zeroes" is under development still.
"Well, we are working on 'Ground Zeroes' which will take a little more time. But there is Revengeance releasing next month, so why not play that while you wait for the new 'Metal Gear Solid,'" Kojima said.