MGS 5 announced as Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, an open world game staring Big Boss

Metal Gear solid Ground zero

MGS 5 has been (sort of) announced. It’s called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and stars Big Boss in an open world game running in Kojima Production’s new Fox Engine.

MGS 5 or Ground Zeroes?

The next installment of the Metal Gear Solid series was unveiled by Hideo Kojima at an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise. Running in the new Fox Engine, audience members were treated to real-time gameplay footage and seamlessly blended cutscenes of our stealthy star doing what he does best: sneaking, evading guards, and generally being a gruff badass. But, in a radical departure from previous titles, the game is set to be open-world.

Rather than Snake, the game looks set to star his pop Big Boss – look closely and you can make out the Militaires Sans Frontières badge on his arm, and the strap from his eye-patch peaking out from his Sam Fisher-eque goggles.

At the event it was also confirmed that an MGS movie is in the works, coming from  Columbia Pictures and Avi Arad, who’s previously worked on Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.

And, slipping even further down the excitement scale, there’s also an upcoming Unity-powered smartphone game called Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, currently in development at Gree.

Thanks Famitsu.