Earlier this week, a suspicious-looking logo for Metal Gear Solid 5 surfaced on the Internet. Although some netizens may have bought into the scam, many realised it had to be a fake right away.
Since then, representatives from Konami has denied – twice – the supposedly-leaked image of the MGS5 logo.
But if that wasn’t convincing enough today, earlier today the Metal Gear maestro himself, Mr Hideo Kojima, confirmed via a tweet that the logo is indeed a fake.
Kojima said on Twitter (in Japanese):
Since this morning I’ve been inundated with questions like ‘what’s with that [leaked] MGS5 logo image? Why not just come right out and announce at at Comic-Con [in San Diego this past weekend]?’ Wondering why in the world people were asking me about this, I went online, and finally came face-to-face with the culprit [the image] in question. Unfortunately, that title logo is completely fake. My sincere apologies to anyone who got excited over it. Although, when such rumours become the talk of the town, we’re the ones who get the most kick out of it.”
Gamers who had hoped that the image was real need not fret; though the logo itself is fake, development work on Metal Gear Solid 5 is indeed underway at Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima revealed last month in an interview with IG Magazine in France (which CVG confirmed is legitimate)
In the interview, Kojima apparently said that MGS5 will contain “more infiltration, spying and convincing people to do you ‘a favor’ than in the previous MGS.” Kojima also said that he was also inspired by the social interactions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
With additional reporting from KarbyP.