Hideo Kojima, the famed creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, has posted an image of himself using the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset on Twitter. The developer did not confirm if his team at Kojima Productions was currently working on any Oculus-compatible projects.
Although we can’t confirm that Kojima is using the Oculus in his studio at Kojima Productions, the Japanese writing in the picture certainly suggests he’s close to home. He wrote a short message to accompany the photo, simply reading “OMG!!!!”.
Currently Kojima is known to be working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The first slither of the title is due to be released next month as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, before the full experience releases later down the line. At this point in time, neither title has been confirmed for release on PC. It’s unlikely, then, that this photo is meant for anything more than a tease.
It’s not the first time a Konami-owned developer has been seen using the Oculus. Castlevania producer David Cox posted a picture of himself playing the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 with the headset last year. It has not yet been revealed if the PC version of the title will include VR compatibility.
It is possible that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is ported to PC in the future, much like last year’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was. VRFocus will continue to keep track of the title’s development and report back on any more VR news.