Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes 20 minute demo detailed

Thursday, 30th August 2012 12:40 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was announced this morning at Kojima’s 25th anniversary event. You can read our full event rundown here. Attendees were shown a 20 minute Ground Zeroes gameplay demo running on a high-spec PC that remained secret, until now.

Reporting on the 20 minute demo, Gamespot has spilled the beans on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Here’s all the facts you need to know.

The demo showed a man in a business suit being escorted to a military base by a well-armed patrol unit. It’s raining heavily as the man speaks with a boy trapped in a cage before throwing him a music player. The kid turns it on and the “Here’s To You” theme from Metal Gear Solid 4 plays.

This one:

The man then takes off his rain hat to reveal that his face is all heavily scarred and burned. He then wipes an emblem off the side of his chopper that reads ‘XOF’, as well as discarding a stash of ‘XOF’ emblems before geting in and then flies off.

It’s ‘FOX’ backwards, obviously

The subtitle “From FOX, two phantoms were born” then flashes up on the screen, referring to either Zero and Big Boss, or Liquid and Solid Snake, the Les Enfants Terribles.

Big Boss is then seen wearing visors, before flipping them up to reveal his trademark eye patch and gawdawful mullet. Kojima then showed off some gameplay, in which Snake crouched and crawled around. There was no camo index from Metal Gear Solid 3 or anything like that, just old fashioned stealth.

It’s an open world game. Snake can call in a chopper on demand or drive a jeep around, and there is a third-person shooting mechanic. There’s no word currently on first-person aiming.

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  1. Hirmetrium

    Sounds like an evolution of the MGS4 gameplay, which I suppose won’t be a bad thing.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. loki

    PC fail

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 what an absolute waste of time, writing a comment like that.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: That’s loki, he never has anything to say, he just opens an article, looks if the named game comes out for PC, writes something like that and leaves. He’s a spammer. VG247 never got rid of him.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    How about a demo really.

    I hate this when they announce something and then don’t show a teaser trailer or gameplay trailer.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. diego-rbb-93

    #Erthazus, same feeling.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Kuwabara

    just like how mgs4 was first demoed on a high end pc, thinking the ps3 would be more powerful than it actually was. Then mgs4 came out with much less graphical prowess. Hopefully what they have shown in this demo for mgs5 will remain as stunning and that the ps4 is a powerful beast.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. CycloneFox

    @7: in my opinion, the mgs4 fps Demo looked pretty pre-rendered and not as ready to be a real game, while the actual mgs4 looks alot better.

    i’m still impressed how good mgs4 still looks while running at real 1080p. you can actually set it to 720p or 1080i and watch how the framerate gets to 60fps. something so impressive, no other game archieved this gen. mgs always sets the milestone for a new generation of games. i’m really looking foreward to this. it’s the most important gaming event since 2008.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    @8 – Honestly, I am quite disappointed at how few games, to this day, look as good as MGS4, which is a four year old game already.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    “gawdawful mullet”


    #10 2 years ago
  11. osric90

    @9 That is true.

    #11 2 years ago

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