Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has revealed that his new Fox Engine is "nearly finished" and is set for a showcase on August 30.
Speaking on the US PS Blog, Kojima said, "The Fox Engine is nearly finished, but the only way to be sure it works is to create a game at the same time and improve the engine with our tools as we go along. Originally we were going to do this for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but a lot happened along the way and instead it is being made with the engine they have at Platinum Games."
So, what game is being made alongside the Fox Engine? Metal Gear Solid 5? Zone of the Enders 3? Kojima says no more about it, but it might not be long before we find out.
"Production studios in Japan are nearly extinct, a fact that we have recognized for nearly 10 years, and although the Fox Engine is not finished we are ready to show what it can do... on August 30th in Japan to be more specific," he said.
Might we finally get eyes on his new game? We hope so.
The 'Fox Engine' is a totally original engine from Kojima Productions, created to power future KP projects starting with Kojima's mystery new game.
Footage of the engine running in real-time during Konami's pre-E3 2011 presentation showed a scene with a person, a horse and pony standing in a sun-drenched forest, with impressive lighting effects casting the shadows of leaves on the scenery below, before Kojima took control of a man in said forest for a little wander around.