It wasn't enough for Konami to say that leaked title screen was false . They were just a little too playful about it – initially – and speculation shot through the roof.
But now the master himself has confirmed the publisher's clarification. The rumor has found its way to Hideo Kojima, who gave us the following update via Twitter :
"Since I've received inquiries about the MGS5 title screen/the announcement made at ComicCon which I had no idea of, I looked up on the net and found the source. But please note that title logo is completely FAKE. I apologize to those who were looking forward. Anyway it proved I can still create the buzz."
At about the same time, Kojipro senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi also said the image is fake. Now, just bear in mind that these guys are only saying the supposed leaked photos from a Comic-Con behind-closed-doors presentation are fake. They're not saying MGS5 is fake…that game has gotta be real, of course. This just means they didn't show off MGS5 this past weekend, which shouldn't surprise anyone.
As for Kojima's secret Project Ogre, we just want a peek.