Konami Says Project Ogre/MGS5 Tie-In Rumors Are False
Over the weekend, gamers apparently got the benefit of one pretty massive leak; it involved Hideo Kojima's ultra-secret new "Project Ogre" and Metal Gear Solid 5.
Essentially, it was a rumor that tied the two titles together, thereby pseudo-confirming MGS5. The information evidently came from a behind-closed-doors presentation at Comic-Con that showed off the Fox Engine. But apparently, after stringing everyone along for a little while, Konami is finally saying it's all bunk.
The publisher's UK Twitter account first tossed up Tweets like, "Fake or real, we love a bit of speculation!" But then came the unfortunate clarification, which irritated some people:
"Seriously, just in case the #pinch #salt hashtags weren't enough - the chap who claims to have set up the fake rumours has been in touch."
Okay, so they're saying it's fake...but that hasn't stopped the speculation. There's no doubt that Kojima was at Comic-Con, and there's no doubt that he was being secretive about something over there. We know next to nothing about "Project Ogre" or MGS5 (the latter hasn't even been officially confirmed yet), but to learn that the two projects are one in the same might not be too surprising.
And by the way, here's a Tweet from Epic boss Cliff Bleszinski:
"Just got pulled into a back room at Comic Con by @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN and showed some crazy new secret stuff. Wow."
We're getting a little antsy over here, Kojima...
7/16/2012 10:01:25 AM Ben Dutka