Hideo Kojima: Project Ogre is open world

Is making something "very free rather than very cinematic".

Hideo Kojima's next game, codenamed Project Ogre, is open world.

The Metal Gear creator told CNN Project Ogre "is some game that has a very wide entrance, a very open entrance".

"Rather than making something very cinematic, [I plan to] make something very free."

Kojima released the first Project Ogre screenshot last week, which showed a soldier sneaking around a tank in an unknown environment.

His studio, Kojima Productions, is building the mystery game on the Fox Engine, which is supposed to enable quicker multiplatform development.

Overnight Kojima published another image on Twitter (via Andriasang), this time showing off Fox Engine's rendering capabilities.

The image, below, shows a Kojima Productions staff member in real life and how he appears in-game through Fox Engine.

The tech features a custom avatar system that the developers at Kojima Productions are currently experimenting with. It allows them to create a realistic avatar simply. The below image was assembled in an hour, Kojima said.

Kojima, of course, is known for his cinematic, cutscene-heavy stealth games. But it seems Project Ogre will be a very different beast.

According to CNN, Kojima described Project Ogre as "being set in a very open world where players can wander around and explore freely".

Players should still be able to find new sights and worthwhile adventures after having played the game for as many as 100 hours, the legendary Japanese developer said.

Apparently Project Ogre will not be completed for some time, and Kojima will continue to produce other games. Metal Gear Solid 5? It's a game Kojima recently said he'll have to make eventually.

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