gamescom 2014

The Phantom Pain's Box Is An Incredibly Versatile Tool

by Ben Reeves on Aug 12, 2014 at 08:12 AM

The last time Kojima was at Gamescom was over five years ago, but he wanted to show off the improved box technology for his new game, so he took the stage to talk about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players can pop out of a box to take enemies out, use the Fulton recovery system while in a box, and even jump out the the box if spotted.

At Sony's press event we got a deeper look at some other cool ways to use a box. While remaining in the box, Big Boss can stand up, but it might not alert enemies because an image of a soldier will have enemies thinking that Big Boss is one of their own. Another box sticker we showed had the image of a bikini model on the side, which attracted a soldier and proved to be an effective decoy luring enemies where we wanted them.

The end of the demo showed Big Boss putting a PS4 box over his head before sitting on the ground. It's a silly way to end the demo, but it was funny. People laughed. You might have had to have been there.