Is Metal Gear Solid 5 a Thing Now?
So the Spike VGAs happened last night (no, I didn’t watch them) and one of the World Premiere things was a trailer for a game called The Phantom Pain. I haven’t been able to find a good enough video for just the trailer, so here’s the first part of the VGA show. The trailer’s at about 10:40.
So yeah, it looks pretty awesome. Really atmospheric and totally batshit insane. But as some people started digging into the game, trying to figure out just what the hell this game is, they found some interesting things, most of them leading to the conclusion that this game is, in fact, Metal Gear Solid 5. For starters, the studio making this game doesn’t exist.
Moby Dick Studio, which was “founded” this year, doesn’t have much on their website. Their homepage is a picture, their galleries are all “coming soon,” and this is what their About Us page has to say:
“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.”
Some clever people out their noticed that if you re-arrange the letters of Joakim you get Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid.
More evidence began to stack up as the people over on NeoGAF started to compile a list of commonalities between the trailer and past MGS games. Stuff like symbolic imagery, similar character designs, and the fact that the guy the trailer focuses on looks exactly like Snake. Plus, I’m pretty sure I saw Psycho-Mantis near the end of the trailer.
I have to say, I’m pretty convinced that this game is a new MGS game. And now I have no interest. I am not a fan of MGS so I could really care less about this now.
Also, for anyone out there who still has doubts that this is Metal Gear,