The lights are on
The mystery regarding just what The Phantom Pain is continues, but a recent tweet from the Metal Gear creator seems to confirm that the speculation that he is involved in the project is true.
Today on Twitter, Kojima began by tweeting about the use of lens flare in the credits in a trailer for the upcoming Star Trek movie, saying: "Watched the new trailer of " Star Trek Into Darkness" and found lens flare on the credit part which made me laugh because I used lens flare on my GDC trailer as well. Well we've acknowledged each other that we both share the same fetichism on lens flare, and I guess that's it."
In another tweet, he shared his own use of lens flare, along with a picture of a credit of himself on a video on his laptop (below).
In the larger version of the picture, you can see that the file name for the video is: "TPP_GDC2013_720p_ESRB." Obviously this would seem to suggest that it's a video of the mystery game The Phantom Pain (which has been previously said to be made by the unknown company Moby Dick Studio and mystery man developer Joakim Mogren - who many feel is actually Kojima, "Joakim" being an anagram for "Kojima".)
This is just the latest in the series of links between Kojima, Metal Gear Solid, and The Phantom Pain. Previously, gamers online had pointed out that there were many ties between The Phantom Pain trailer shown at the Spike VGAs and Metal Gear Solid. Recently, a man calling himself Joakim Mogren and wrapped in bandages appeared on GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley. After the show, the NeoGAF message board began to speculate that the man shown on the TV interview was actually a CG creation.
This is all very odd and intriguing. We should know more during GDC. Kojima is slated to give a talk at the Game Developer's Conference entitled "Photorealism Through the Eyes of a Fox: The Core of Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes." It should be an enlightening presentation, and likely the most crowded of all of GDC.
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Haha! So, the mastermind finally admits it! Can't wait to see what this beauty of a release reveals for us at GDC. Man, my inner MGS fanboy is bursting at the seams!
Between the anagram, the non-existent studio and the apparent similarities between The Phantom Pain's trailer and MGS3 I'd be stunned if Kojima wasn't involved in some high capacity.
Looking like this could be the highlight of GDC this year. Gonna be a packed week of awesome stuff, starting with Luigi's Mansion on Sunday. Also worth noting is that Kojima's presentation got bumped up from 60 to 90 minutes. With the "All questions will be answered" line in the GameTrailers interview, I am beyond pumped for all the news that's going to come out of this conference.
Well it's a bit obvious
I love Kojima's viral marketing, it's like Cloverfield's but with a hint of MGS wackyness.
I can't wait for GDC next week, 90 minutes of pure Kojima goodness.
ZOE3, MGSGZ, TPP
It truly is the year of the Snake and a great time to be a Kojima fan.
This feels like some weird ARG.
Clever. This shall be good.
if kojima's behind it, i'm interested...
Wow. Such a revelation. In other shocking news, it's been proven that eating junk food makes people fat.
It would be interesting to find out if this was on purpose as a part of the drip campaign or if this was a slip up and they intended to keep the ruse up longer.