An interview with Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima has brought confirmation that Metal Gear Solid 5 is in the works, and that it’ll be built with the Fox Engine.

The well-revered developer explained to French mag IG (thanks Gamekyo) also dropped the bombshell that Solid Snake may actually feature.

A translation of the report has revealed the following:

  • Hideo Kojima confirms MGS5 but we don't know if the project is at the beginning or well in progress, and we don't know if Kojima will be in charge.
  • MGS5 will use Fox Engine. The [Fox] demo showed wasn't in-game but only an internal demo for showing lights.
  • MGS5 will be more of an infiltration game, with characters who can interact, as seen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
  • At the end of the interview, Kojima said he can't say more because the PR Ninja girl behind the door will cut him into little pieces if he talks too much.

Will Solid Snake will be featured? "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," Kojima teased.

There’s been no comment from Konami so far.

Kojima has previously talked a little about his ideas for MGS5, which he may even set during the invasion of Normandy.

The legend that is Hideo Kojima said he was hard at work on something names Project Ogre, which we (and everybody else) have always presumed was MGS 5.

"Metal Gear Solid 4 wrapped up in 2008, and the dev team took post-project time off right after that," Kojima revealed. "But, of course, we were in a situation where we had to start planning for MGS5. So I started coming up with several ideas.

"I had several ideas for a game featuring The Boss and the Cobra Unit during the invasion of Normandy. I then handed these plans over to the team so they could take over and make the game.

"I presented my ideas to the team during the summer of 2008. However, simply dropping MGS5 on the younger staff members was a bit heavy and there was resistance to doing it without my involvement."

The Boss was originally the mentor of Naked Snake and founder of the Cobra Unit, who disbanded at the end of World War 2.

After Kojima’s original MGS5 pitch the decision was made to make Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Kojima has previously mentioned, via twitter, that there would be another steal-based Metal Gear Title, which, again, we presumed would be MGS5.

Kojima Productions started work on a game in February intended for “high-end consoles” and PC (which again…).