It’s been a no-brainer knowing that there would be another entry in the Metal Gear Solid series that would star Solid Snake after the way MGS 4 ended, but now Hideo Kojima, the creator and mastermind behind the Metal Gear Series has gone on record, officially confirming that the fifth entry in the Metal Gear Solid series is in production and will be using the in-house FOX Engine.
In speaking to IG Magazine Kojima said, “on the topic of Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things. There will be more infiltration, spying, and convincing people to do you ‘a favor’ than in the previous MGS. I loved the idea of the social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution that we’ve seen.”
So what does that mean for the next installment in the Solid series? Hopefully that it does indeed bring back a lot of the stealth and subterfuge that made the original MGS such a great game. With the addition of social interactions and “favors”, I certainly hope that doesn’t mean fetch quests like Deus Ex, but more along the lines of dialogue options. Last year, during an interview about the upcoming Metal Gear Rising, an off-shoot of the Solid series starring the cyber-ninja Raiden, Kojima had stated that he had an idea of having the Boss present at the Normandy invasion during WWII.
Although there is absolutely nothing known story-wise about the upcoming MGS 5 as of yet, it would certainly make sense to have the game set in another decade, as other games in the series have also taken place at different times in history, such as Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in the 70s, and Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker in the 60s.
Source : The Escapist