Kojima Tweets About Fox Engine And… The Phantom Pain?

By Ishaan . March 21, 2013 . 8:30am

Hideo Kojima recently took to Twitter to post a few tweets about his studio’s proprietary “Fox Engine,” the technology upon which most Kojima Productions games will be built for the foreseeable future.


“Currently I’m working on the challenge (which I’m going to announce at GDC) on the production procedure over FOX engine,” Kojima tweeted. “I strongly believe making the artificial waxwork look real or lively and making real person’s expression ASAP over CG share much of common.”


He continued: “Concept of "FOX Engine" is photorealism. I think the era of sticking to graphic or sound is over. How you freely play, connect to Internet, pleasantly play is the important point but at the same time min level of realism is needed still. We at KJP aim making look like in real even when looking at reduced game screen for the simple model.”


In another tweet, Kojima stated: “Which platformer [note: he means “platform”] or carrier will win? Which company we shall strengthen our relationship?" Those are the indication that business man in this industry foresees the future path. As technology advances, it will come out from lab and spread into our everyday life. Creators should focusing on such future for their work.”


A few hours later, Kojima tweeted the image below. If you click to enlarge the image, you’ll notice the title of the video being edited is “TPP_GDC2013_720p_ESRB”. That probably has something to do with The Phantom Pain.


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  • Kai2591

    ITS CG!

  • Isaac Newton


  • Go2hell66

    I see he speaks some very fluent engrish…

    • gamerdude

      That account is hilarious! I love it. Try reading it in dramatic voice and always repeat 2 last words as a question.

  • benhofb

    Just watch. His entire GDC press conference will be given by a fully rendered in FOX Engine Tupac.

    • All of my money for this..

    • Solomon_Kano

      Please let this happen. He can have Otacon and Ocelot for hype men.

  • tubers

    Far off but really reminds me how CryTek was so far ahead of its time.

    Hopefully Kojima considers the PC platform as well since he seems very interested in “photorealism” presentation.

  • SirRichard

    He will recreate himself in the Fox Engine, and through a complex projection system he will host his GDC session with Liquid Kojima.

  • JustThisOne

    … Wow, very nice catch with the “TPP_GDC2013_720p_ESRB” thing.

  • brian

    This photo realism thing seems to have way too many studios obsessed with it.
    I agree with this guy:

  • Kojima isn’t working on The Phantom Pain. Joakim is. Here’s a picture of him.


    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      The guy’s eyes light reflection did not move in the interview…


      The truth is that one of these men featured in the video is an artificial creation of the gaming industry that exists solely for marketing purposes. The other is Joakim Mogren.

      • Mr_SP

        It’s all a lie! Joakim Mogren is rendered with FOX!

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        Don’t talk about Lord Doritos like that!

  • ESRB? I take it that at least means English dub? It would be insane if MGS5 drops this year

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Someone’s been a very busy bee. Looking forward to this new era that Kojima is heavily promoting.

  • Follower_of_Pram

    Kojima’s work is certainly something to look forward to. Sure, graphics aren’t everything, but every now and then, it is nice to indulge. ‘^’

    • KnifeAndFork

      It’d be nice if other Japanese companies followed this same model instead of the minimalistic safe route they’ve been going with this gen. Needs more Alpha….less Beta…

    • SirRichard

      I think the idea behind the FOX Engine is that it’ll let Kojima and his studio achieve photo-realistic visuals as easily as they can, allowing them to focus on other aspects of the game, hence:

      “How you freely play, connect to Internet, pleasantly play is the important point but at the same time min level of realism is needed still.”

      At least, that’s the vibe I’m getting.

  • Riseabovethesky

    Kojima Takes A Shower And… The Phantom Pain?!

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