Snake looks kind of old in the above image of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, doesn’t he? Series creator, Hideo Kojima points out on Twitter that this is likely due to the lightning, which makes his hair look white.


Kojima tweets: “Saw many tweet about Snake in grey hair after taking off the goggle. This is due to the rim-lighting.”


Kojima also shared another image of Snake without his goggles, to better illustrate what he looks like in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes:


In case you missed it, you can find gameplay footage of the game here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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