Big Boss will be doing much more than killing from the shadows in his next mission, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Hideo Kojima has revealed that the first open world game in the series will also have the legendary super soldier managing his own base of operations. Something tells me Kojima is looking to put his own spin on the tower defense craze, and the very idea almost breaks my heart a little. Still, it's Metal Gear, so who cares?

It seems that Big Boss will be forced to defend his turf as well because he will have to maintain the fortifications and update the defenses while walking through his customized base in real time. However, this new management system is only half of what Kojima really has in store.

The famed game director will also look to implement smartphone interaction with his game, allowing gamers to update their stomping grounds while on the move. While I'm not entirely sure this is possible on current generation hardware quite yet, we could be looking at an early example of what is to come with the next round of consoles. Who knows? Only Kojima, and he is on his way to Europe for a convention where he will certainly have a lot to say.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was announced at the Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary blow-out in August. Since then, gamers have flocked to every piece of information because no series opens itself up to baseless speculation like Metal Gear Solid. Konami has claimed this will will be a current generation prequel leading into a next generation release of Metal Gear Solid 5, but most fans are naturally holding out for this to use next gen hardware as well. See what I mean?

[via VG247]