So it seems that Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, can't leave Solid Snake to live the rest of his days in peace. In an interview with French gaming magazine IG, he said that Snake is to return in the next installment of the series. However, he did not specify what his actual role in the game would be.
“There will be a Metal Gear Solid 5 with the new FOX Engine,” Kojima stated. "About [it], I can tell you two things. There will be much question of infiltration, espionage, and convincing people to give you favor like in the last Metal Gear Solid."
He also expressed his interest in the way that Deus Ex: Human Revolution dealt with social interactions. So will we see Snake starting up conversations with NPCs? An interesting thought.
Kojima took time to explain where exactly the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance video game, being developed by Platinum Games, fits in with the series and explains the difference between it and previous games.
"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.!
The news of a new Metal Gear Solid may be connect somehow with Konami's Project Ogre that was shown just before Christmas last year. Could this have been Metal Gear Solid 5 all along? What's more interesting is that this news comes AFTER E3. It just shows how sneaky Hideo Kojima can be sometimes, but he can be forgiven for this one.