Teaser Site For Kojima's New Project Now Live, Counting Down
Everyone is wondering what Hideo Kojima's next project might be, and we're among the many anticipatory gamers who are on pins and needles awaiting the impending announcement...
Previously, we thought it might be a Konami game that showed up in GameFly's database entitled, Tornado Outbreak, but for a variety of reasons, it seems a little unlikely. However, the speculation can now start afresh: the teaser site has gone live and as you can see, a clock is ticking down; it sits at about 94 hours and 13 minutes as we sit here writing this. If you wait patiently, a large "5" flashes in the middle of the screen and the thunderstorm setting is plain as day. The latter may support the initial Tornado Outbreak theory, but the Metal Gear Solid fanatics are hoping against hope that it signifies the fifth installment in the long-running series. We'd love that, too, but Kojima has said quite clearly that last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be the last iteration of the legendary franchise. So what might that "5" mean? Is it merely indicating the number of days remaining before the unveiling? Or is it something more? And what's with that stormy setting? That must have some sort of meaning, although we hesitate to hazard a guess... Perhaps some of you out there will come up with a few reasonable theories, but don't go too crazy; don't embarrass yourselves now. ;)
But as we've said many times before, we really don't care what it is, because provided Kojima is at the helm, the final product is guaranteed to be of the highest possible quality. It will rule.
5/17/2009 Ben Dutka