Everyone assumes that Moby Dick’s The Phantom Pain is related (heavily) to Metal Gear Solid 5. It has to be, especially as the game’s main head, Joakim Mogren is almost certainly Hideo Kojima. Re-arrange the letters in Joakim, for example, and you’ll see what we mean.
So, anyway, apparently yesterday Geoff Keighley interviewed Mogren about the game, with the latter appearing in bandages and not really giving very much away apart from attempting to keep up the ruse that Moby Dick are Swedish and completely unrelated to MGS.
But – and we’d be tempted to believe this – rumours are that the sections with Mogren are actually CG. Running on Kojima’s Fox Engine. He and Keighley are never in the same frame, for starters. It’s a bizarre interview all round, but that’s the likely explanation.
Hopefully we’ll get more (and some truth) at GDC in a few weeks.