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Kojima: Fox Engine Not Ready To License To Third-Parties

The Fox Engine has all sorts of potential, so will other developers get a crack at it?

Well, not in the near future, anyway. Hideo Kojima has commented that his promising new engine could be used for a first-person shooter or even a new Silent Hill installment, but it can't happen just yet.

In speaking to Gamasutra, Kojima said the engine would require a huge amount of work before it could be used in any other game besides the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

"Right now it's a bit too difficult. While, yes, the engine has been shared around internally at Konami, a lot of maintenance will be involved if we're to get the Fox Engine in a workable enough state to license it. At the moment there are no plans to license it to schools or other organizations."

So for now, licencing the engine to third-parties is "off the table." That doesn't mean we won't see it at some point down the road, though. And besides, we'll all be able to see it shine in MGSV, and you can bet that Kojima's team will make full use of that tech, so gamers can fully benefit. It's kinda what that team does: Make great stuff for core gamers.

Tags: fox engine, hideo kojima, konami

9/12/2013 10:00:49 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (7 posts)

Knightzane
Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 11:04:09 PM
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I was going to make a Kinect joke because I really am waiting to hear him announce it, but i decided against it. Silent Hill on this engine would be amazing though. I just hope Konami brings back Team Silent and lets them do what they do...make Silent Hill games. Downpour was good to me, but i would really like some better gameplay, graphics, and framerate.

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firesoul453
Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 11:23:13 PM
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I personally want to use the engine. I really hope they do it like unreal engine and have a free download so i can mess with it.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 3:04:03 AM
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yeah usually when a 3rd party dev makes a game engine usually license it out.

happy gaming =)

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Beamboom
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 4:30:18 AM
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I'm sorry but this sounds like poor project planning to me.

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___________
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 5:21:34 AM
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one thing i really hope to see this gen, allot more affordable licensed engines.
UE3 just had FAR too much of the marketshare that REALLY needs to change!
its a shame cryengine 3 is not being licensed by many yet, its by far THE most technologically advanced engine out there!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 9:36:18 AM
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I think it'd be a good idea, they could get rich like the twerps who made the Unreal engine and then we would see more Koji projects.

I'd kill for another Silent Hill, but if they want a good one they should probably make me Game Director.

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homura
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 12:30:31 PM
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Maybe Kojima is still perfecting the Fox Engine so that the third parties can use it easily so they will not go "!" when they start to use that engine.

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