Rumor: Microsoft’s Metal Gear Solid killer ?

Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the biggest upcoming titles for the PS3 and is bound to sell a few systems for Sony. But if the rumor mill is to be believed, Microsoft has something up their sleeves.

According to a game blog based in India, Microsoft is in collaboration with a “highly talented studio” that is working on something “way better than Snake”. Their sources say that executives from Microsoft have recently seen a demo of the mysterious game in action and came away thoroughly impressed.

It’s not clear yet if the game is a FPS or a TPS since the studio is apparently having problems deciding whether to keep the game in a 1st or 3rd person perspective. But the core gameplay mechanics have been “somewhat finalized”.

The game will take place in the future and will incorporate major political events that have occurred in the last few years. The site also claims that the games’ visuals are better than anything anyone has seen so far from the PS3 camp. Now if that’s not the perfect bait for a heated battle between fanboys then I don’t know what is.

Be sure to treat this as nothing more than a rumor for now since the site doesn’t say who their source is and offers no proof whatsoever.