New Kojima Site Teases 'A Next Metal Gear'

A new page teasing the "next Metal Gear" went live late tonight on the official website of Metal Gear Solid developer Kojima Productions.

The site text reads, "A Next Metal Gear Is..." and includes a series of bright green images (left).

The final green image in the sequence appears to resemble the Xbox 360 power button icon at first glance--though the icon itself is a standard power-related image used across many platforms. The "i" could also be a reference to either the iPhone, the Wii, or the upcoming Nintendo DSi.

The teased game could turn out to be anything from a new title in the Metal Gear Solid Ac!d series to an Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4.

Rumors of an eventual Xbox 360 port of Kojima's Metal Gear Solid 4 continued to circulate following the game's June release on PlayStation 3. In October, Konami PR representative Yoshitaka Arai reportedly told Japanese business journal Kabushiki, "We are investigating releasing a 360 version." The quote was quietly removed from the story a day later.

Publisher Konami has consistently denied rumors of an Xbox 360 version of the game, while Microsoft has consistently proclaimed its obvious desire for one.

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      December 5, 2008 12:56 AM

      That could just be a regular 360 though, that someone uses to play games on for fun. Recreational gaming happens at game dev studios you know, as well as research. ;)

      But it could also be a devkit, who knows.

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        December 5, 2008 12:58 AM

        Devkits are black.

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          December 5, 2008 1:13 AM

          I know the early ones were, but I'm not so sure they all are anymore. I'm pretty sure I've seen a few in the standard color as well.

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            December 5, 2008 1:35 AM

            yeah, i've seen everything from black, white, gray and standard pc cases

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          December 5, 2008 1:14 AM

          Not really. We have white devkits here :)

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          December 5, 2008 1:29 AM

          They also come in white. I've also seen "grey" ones in the wild.

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            December 5, 2008 8:12 AM

            yeah, they come in a couple different colors, but devkits always have a special "hat" where the hard drive normally is. The 360 in that picture is a retail console.

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              December 5, 2008 8:41 AM

              Testkits now look like a retail 360 now.

              That could be it

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              December 5, 2008 8:51 AM

              Not necessarily, they haven't been using the "hat" for a while on new units AFAIK.

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              December 5, 2008 10:05 AM

              testkits look like regular 360s though

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          December 6, 2008 5:30 PM

          no, not all of them

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      December 5, 2008 1:35 AM

      Konami makes 360 games you know.

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        December 5, 2008 11:57 AM

        Yeah, but does Kojima's team dev for the 360, that's the question.

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      December 5, 2008 6:36 AM

      That thing is gonna redring under all that shit! They barely survive out in the open :(

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      December 5, 2008 8:47 AM

      just for saying sake if MGS DOES for some stupid kojima reason go too 360 than Gear of War 3 should come too the ps3

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        December 5, 2008 8:59 AM

        fanboy detected

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        December 5, 2008 10:13 AM

        that doesn't make any sense. Gears is published by Microsoft. MGS is owned and published by Konami, not Sony. The chance of Gears showing up on PS3 is pretty much zero unless Microsoft decides to dump one of their most lucrative publishing deals. It's also entirely possible that they own the Gears property themselves. The Konami/Sony relationship is nowhere near the same thing

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          December 5, 2008 12:49 PM

          ^ ^ ^

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          December 5, 2008 1:31 PM

          MS actually only made a contract for 2 first 2 Gears games. Luke Smith commented on this back when he was doing the 1up yours podcast and I have seen it mentioned on other sites also. So in theory Gears 3 could come out on PS3. However, MS would probably pay an arm, leg, a liver and a still beating heart for it not to go multiplatform, and hammer out out a new exclusivity deal with Epic for the rights (with Epic having the whip hand all right).

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