The lights are on
In an interview shown during Konami's pre-E3 press video, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima revealed that he is creating a brand-new game engined, entitled the "Fox Engine" for an unannounced new game project.Kojima said the engine is intended to facilitate multiplatform development, with improved development tools that will allow for shorter development cycles. This seems to jibe with a larger strategy for Konami, which is doing its new cycle HD remakes of its MGS, Silent Hill, and Zone of the Enders series for both PS3 and Xbox 360.While Kojima wouldn't reveal what the new project is – he said the team was still in the planning and research phase of development – he did show a brief glimpse of the engine in action (pictured below). A screen behind him showed a lush forest scene, with an unidentified character running around among some animals like a dog and horse. The engine looks very technologically capable, with nice details like realtime shadows and falling leaves evident.It's important to note that Kojima stated that the footage shown was NOT his new project, rather a production environment for his artists and designers to experiment with.