Metal Gear Solid 5 Comic-Con images 'completely fake,' says Kojima

Hideo Kojima tweets that screens that emerged during the convention last week are "completely fake"; pleased that he can still "create the buzz."

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Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, has dismissed photographs apparently showing screens from the next numbered sequel as "completely fake." The images appeared this week on Reddit and were reportedly taken during a behind-closed-doors showing at last week's San Diego Comic-Con. Konami UK tweeted in response, "Fake or real, we love a bit of speculation!", and claimed to have been in contact with the person who had set up the fake rumours.

Kojima dismissed screens as "completely fake." Image credit: Reddit

The screens show a Metal Gear Solid 5 logo (at right), subtitles appearing to be from a cutscene, and suggest that it was indeed Kojima's enigmatic Project Ogre. Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski contributed to the confusion in a tweet indicating that he had been "showed some crazy new stuff" by Kojima in a back room at Comic-Con--what he was referring to remains unknown.

Project Ogre is Hideo Kojima's current project, which he had previously suggested will "take a long time" and is independent of Metal Gear Solid, though he intends to work on side-projects simultaneously. In March this year, Kojima said he was working on something that will become "the shining moment" of the Metal Gear seriest; Metal Gear Solid 5 was officially announced on June 20th.

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