Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed - Report

Hideo Kojima has reportedly announced that the fifth entry in the series will use in-house Fox Engine and conversation trees; date and platforms remain unspecified.

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has reportedly confirmed that there will be a fifth entry in the main franchise.

According to an interview conducted with IG Magazine (via and The Escapist), Metal Gear Solid 5 will be running on the Fox Engine, an in-house engine created by Kojima Productions.

Snake is back, for a fifth time.

Kojima reportedly said that the title will contain more infiltration and possible conversation trees, to further the game's narrative.

"I loved the idea of the social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution that we've seen," Kojima was quoted as saying. "And, if I say more about it, the ninja PR woman behind the door will chop me into pieces."

The sequel will not have direct ties with the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Kojima also confirmed that Metal Gear's main character, Solid Snake, will be around for the fifth game.

No other details on the game have surfaced, including release date and platforms, and no word on whether an official announcement or teaser will be made and presented at this year's Tokyo Game Show in September.

For more information on the Metal Gear spin-off, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, check out GameSpot's recent coverage.

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