By Alice Lynton on August 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Metal Gear franchise creator Hideo Kojima is hard at work on a new bit of game development tech, the FOX Engine. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks pretty amazing, and will be put to use in the next Metal Gear game as well as Project Ogre and probably a rumoured Zone of the Enders game. But Kojima doesn’t seem averse to the idea of sharing the engine around with other Konami teams.
“It would be a scary game if we make Silent Hill game on FOX engine,” he said on Twitter. “Silent Hill is in closed room setting and doesn’t require full action so that we can focus on the graphic quality. Enemy doesn’t have to be a lot or move fast. It only requires scariness by graphics and presentation. As being a creator making action game in open world, such game is very enviously attractive. Wish someone could create this on FOX engine.”
Me too, Kojima. Me too. The last Silent Hill release was Vatra’s Downpour, which launched earlier this year to underwhelming critical response.