We've been so patient. We've let him do what he needs to do. And the long-awaited unveiling isn't far off…

For a while now, Metal Gear Solid fans – and in fact, anyone who's a fan of Hideo Kojima and the progression of the video game industry – has been looking forward to the master's new project, which uses the hotly anticipated Fox Engine. To date, we've only seen and heard snippets concerning the new engine, including this picture that Kojima Tweeted a while back.

Now, according to a new update at the PlayStation Blog , where Kojima reminisces about 25 years of MGS, that Fox Engine will be unveiled on August 30. We're not sure if this means we'll also see his new game at that time; the engine isn't done, but Kojima still wants to show it off:

"The Fox Engine is nearly finished, but the only way to be sure it works is to create a game at the same time and improve the engine with our tools as we go along. Production studios in Japan are nearly extinct, a fact that we have recognized for nearly 10 years, and although the Fox Engine is not finished we are ready to show what it can do…on August 30th in Japan to be more specific."

Okay, we're excited. Even if the title is still a long ways off, it seems like forever since MGS4 landed and we're kinda going through major Kojima withdrawal. Aren't all hardcore gamers?