Kojima has just taken to the stage at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, complete with Joakim Mogren’s bandages wrapped around his head and a “Phantom Pain” t-shirt on. He introduced – still bandaged – the newest trailer for their latest Metal Gear Solid game. This trailer confirms that The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid V are, in fact, one and the same.
For what it’s worth, the trailer which was purportedly all in real time (on PC), was as evocative, visually stunning and well directed as you’d expect. I’ve no doubt that it will be dissected by more studious eyes than mine in the coming days but the backing track alone (by Garbage) was quite stirring.
Kojima then launched into a gameplay demonstration, which again looked absolutely stunning (on PC) as a character voiced by Keifer Sutherland leads a weakened and injured Snake out of the hospital he just woke up in.
The Phantom Pain part of the story is to be a kind of prologue, with the Ground Zeroes part coming later in the game, with more open world elements.
The talk, on the Fox Engine and how it’s used, is ongoing so we’ll bring you any other major news that comes out of it.
Update: Here’s the trailer.