Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Hideo Kojima Weighs in on Metal Gear Solid 5 Fakery
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Yesterday saw what in retrospect are actually some rather dubious images of the Metal Gear Solid 5 logo supposedly taken from the game's intro cinematic, which was hastily followed by a confirmation from Konami that the snaps were indeed fake. Now Hideo Kojima has today thrown his two cents in, doubly confirming that the leaked pics were a complete hoax.

"I was wondering what was up, so I checked the net and was able to see the cause," Kojima wrote on his Twitter account [via Andriasang] regarding the pictures that had allegedly been taken behind closed doors at Comic-Con. "However, that title logo is completely fake. I apologise to those who were looking forward to it."

"I've been asked about the screenshots of MGS5 on the game sites," added Kojima Productions Senior Producer, Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi. These're ALL FAKE. We'll update when we're ready to announce."

Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski, helped inadvertently fuel the speculation flames a little, having caught a look at something seemingly secret by Kojima while behind closed doors. "Just got pulled into a back room at Comic Con by @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN and showed some crazy new secret stuff. Wow," Bleszinski tweeted yesterday.

The images also suggested that Metal Gear Solid 5 was Kojima's secretive 'Project OGRE' and that OGRE was an acronym for 'Open Ground Reconnaissance Endeavors'. You can now consider that all complete bunk.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Hilbert13
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:22:17 AM
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Comment #2 by Q Dawg187
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:30:48 AM
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Because games companies are ALWAYS so 100% honest and transparent.

2 months from now we'll see the exact trailer these images are from and they'll say "now announcing MGS5"

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Comment #3 by iBuzz7S
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:32:57 AM
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I say it again, they're backtracking because they didn't want it to be leaked. Just like EA and their stupid "if it's not on herp derp, it's not official" crap. IT WAS ON ORIGIN, THEIR VERY OWN ONLINE GAME STORE!!!

You have screenshots, as well as people Tweeting that they heard/saw it at Comic-Con. Yet they are denying anything of the game.

Just come clean. We see the images. We heard the news from many sources.

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Comment #4 by Ninjamonkey6493
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:34:38 AM
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This is probably a next-gen game anyways... No resson for them to show it till the console is launched.

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Comment #5 by Ostrowski
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 09:09:58 AM
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im just pumped for a new mgs, screen shots or not im still going to play it

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Comment #6 by the action frampton
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 09:45:33 AM
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" These're ALL FAKE. We'll update when we're ready to announce.". Ready to announce what?

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Comment #7 by Cinderkin
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 10:02:46 AM
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Metal Gear Solid 5. We know it's coming and I can't wait.

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Comment #8 by surreal_82
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 11:32:59 AM
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Took it as a given really Hideo is always being secretive, and why has he been saying recently he's not done with snake... Mmhmmmm

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Comment #9 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 12:13:33 PM
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Funny recents of years got so many fakes over games, movies, musics, reality life and everywhere over world.

I am sure 5th series will be on next generation and let MGR release it's last MG game on console before next one onto next generation console. (maybe I am wrong lol)

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Comment #10 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 12:40:14 PM
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I have no doubt that MGS5 will be a next gen release. They did and amazing job with the PS3 for Metal Gear Solid 4 and I can't imagine them being able to push the current consoles any further than many already have now. I can only imagine that they will be waiting to really push what the next-gen holds.

Thinking of MGS again reminds me that I need to get my PS3 back; MGS4 has Trophies now!

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Comment #11 by Joe Boy 1986
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 12:55:05 PM
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does it really have trophies? I played it like a month ago and it didn't

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Comment #12 by roza
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 02:24:27 PM
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@10 & 11 It's getting them next month

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Comment #13 by Aversion
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:13:17 PM
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His words are a lie.

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Comment #14 by MonoxideMike
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 09:18:03 PM
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This series needs to end they've been horrible after 2 & out dated like #3's stupid herp derp comment I don't know what's worse this series or stupid out dated internerd terms grow up.

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Comment #15 by kgould01
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 01:40:16 AM
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@14 are you smoking something? mgs is one of the best series of all time.

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