Solid Snake will make an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 5
A post from CVG seems that Hideo Kojima has had a change of heart and will indeed work in Solid Snake for the next Metal Gear Solid title. The game will also feature an updated FOX engine. Speaking to IG Magazine Kojima gives a glimpse into the future of the Metal Gear series after Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hits the shelves this year.
“About Metal Gear Solid 5, I can tell you two things. There will be much question of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to give you ‘a favour’ like in the last Metal Gear Solid.
“I liked the idea of social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but we will see. And if I say more, the female ninja public relations officer, who is behind the door, I will be carved up into pieces. So it’s better that we meet again when the time comes to talk about Metal Gear Solid 5.”
Although very light on specifics Kojima also followed up this statement with,
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never claimed to be a Metal Gear Solid. This is not a game about our beloved Solid Snake. It is a spinoff that tries something different. We have not yet finished with Solid Snake, despite the fact that I wanted to let him die at the end of Guns of the Patriots.”
Expect more news on Metal Gear Solid to follow towards the end of the year or beginning of next as Konami will be focusing on the “Spinoff” title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.