The lights are on
The most talked about game at this year's Spike Video Game Awards show was The Phantom Pain, a game we were led to believe was being created by new developer Moby Dick Studio.
It didn't take NeoGAF users long to throw on their Sherlock Holmes attire to investigate this new game and its developer. What they found first was Moby Dick Studio's website, which doesn't offer much in terms of content, but does detail the company in its "about" section. Here's what it says:
Moby Dick Studio is a game
developing company operating out of Stockholm, Sweden. Moby Dick Studio
was founded by CEO Joakim Mogren who after years of working for a major
American developer brought together people out of various game studios
from around the Scandinavian area to start something new.
Our goal is to deliver an uncompromising, exciting and touching game experience to people all around the globe.
We will shortly be disclosing information regarding our first major release.
The CEO, Joakim Mogren, has an interesting name. "Joakim" is actually an anagram for "Kojima." Neogaf then dissected the footage, revealing many links to the Metal Gear series, including a scar on the protagonist's face that matches Snake's from Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The character emerging from the fire looks a lot like Volgin. The lines above the Phantom Pain logo supposedly also spell out Metal Gear Solid V, if you use the Metal Gear font.
We'll have to wait for confirmation to know for sure, but I have a feeling Neogaf uncovered the truth behind this game. My guess: It'll be called Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.
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That's really awesome that it was hidden like that. ^_^
(gasp) This has gotta be, hands down, the biggest WTF gaming moment of the year since Ground Zeroes's trailer debuted if true. I can't wait to start hearing theories about what a MGS 5: "The Phantom Pain" would entail. Would it involve the Pain from MGS: Snake Eater?! The plot thickens!
I freaking called it!
That would be kind of awesome I love that there playing games with finaly something new for a change insted of hearin from them up front
ima huge metal gear solid fan since playstation 1 if this is real itll be the sh*t count on in everyone
ima huge metal gear solid fan since playstation 1 if this is real itll be the sh*t count on it everyone
I knew it! Throughout the trailer, I was thinking: "Wait, that's Snake. Hasn't Ground Zeroes been announced already? Why did they say this was a world premiere?" Well played, Kojima!