The Phantom Pain runs on FOX Engine, full reveal at GDC
posted on 03.15.13 at 01:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Moby Dick boss won't say if it's gone next-gen.

The Phantom Pain will see a full unveiling at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco later this month, Joakim Mogren, the supposed CEO of supposed game development studio Moby Dick, has confirmed.

“Yes, I plan on attending this show [GDC] coming up in San Francisco, but I don’t have anything to show today, unfortunately,” said Mogren on tonight’s episode of GameTrailers TV. “This year’s GDC show, I will have a new Phantom Pain trailer, and I can confirm that it will answer all of your questions.”

Asked if the game is a next generation one, Mogren said, “Unfortunately, I cannot confirm that.” Pressed if Moby Dick has next generation developer kits, he said he could not confirm that either.

Mogren then showed host Geoff Keighley a few new concept arts and screenshots on his iPad, which featured a FOX Engine logo in the lower right corner.

The Phantom Pain is widely believed to be a new Metal Gear game. Reasons for this include: 1) Joakim is an anagram for Kojima (the creator of Metal Gear), 2) there are several references to Metal Gear in the trailer, and 3) tonight’s FOX Engine reveal (FOX Engine is Kojima Productions’ engine).

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  • PrinceHeir

    wow can’t wait for the new trailer :)

    hopefully it will be a mind fuck like what they did in MGS2 days(no one knew about Raiden till the last minute!!)

    • Bucketdeft


      • Since the cat is out of the bag. I can assume the bandage person is Frank Jaeger a.k.a Gray Fox. It must be the moment he was captured.

        From wiki: During one of his missions, he was captured by FRELIMO soldiers and heavily tortured, having his nose and ears cut off.He was rescued a few days later by none other than Big Boss.

        • Bucketdeft

          MGS really needs to develop his side of the story

          • Belenger

            Thing is Kojima was planning to have Gray Fox coming back on MGS2 but the voice actor passed away and because of the respect of that voice actor he didnt develop the idea of Gray fox further, heck even Twin Snakes gamecube version only had english dialogue (all regions) because of this reason.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Kojima’s delivering a talk on Fox Engine and Ground Zeroes at GDC as well. New Metal Gear confirmed.

    But will it be some elaborate Ground Zeroes promotion? The next NEXT Metal Gear? Or a spin-off about another character like Revengeance?

    I mean, KojiPro LA can’t just be sitting there twiddling their thumbs…

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    That accent was so forced….

    • DrForbidden

      So was the ‘Ooopps!’ expression when Keighley asked about the FOX logo…

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        ..It was really terrible

    • Freesun4

      Typical of Metal Gear. I mean a Hiimdaisy parody was:
      Raiden: Well I am wearing your uniforms so I must be one of your soldiers.
      Ocelot: I see. Hey where is your bad Russian accent!?

  • Kojima: “Just as planned”. The hype generated from mystery has already surpassed the result of most marketing method, huh?

  • Prodigy-X

    Guess what guys? its Cliffy B and the game is MGS V but I could be wrong.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      If cliffy b is making or helping with mgs v I would be VERY angry

      • Prodigy-X

        I would have mix feelings but I guess Kojima knows what he is doing but everybody would be so mind fuck come GDC if they see a trailer of MGS: GZ & MGS V on the same day for next gen consoles.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I dont think they would do two MGs at once,that wouldnt be wise.

          • Prodigy-X

            But the Ground Zeroes trailer said something about Two Phantoms being born or something so you never know.

            • Yuri Meitzen

              i think it meant the les enfant terrible project(solid and liquid)

              • Prodigy-X

                Oh Yeah!!!

          • Kojima did mention about episodic games. And since MGS:GS is said to be prequel, any chance that MGS:GZ and The Phantom Pain is only but a chapter of the whole MGS5?

  • I. Am. So. Thrilled.

    Seriously Konami is starting wear me down. Every time they announce something, it looks amazing, every time they tease something in a trailer it’s confusing as hell.
    Always putting bits and pieces of known Mechas/Characters or Landscapes into a completely wacko trailer. Awesome work, wish other developers would try to make people nuts like that without spoiling 2/3rds in the first few trailers. xD

  • Redichi24
    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      isn’t that from peacewalker?

      • DrForbidden

        Not sure, but I think it’s too high-res for PW. It’s almost certainly a faked video, though. Why would a video for internal use only at MDS contain the website address at the end?

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          especially since it has a date in the bottom left and the site wasnt there at the time

  • Redichi24
    • Bucketdeft

      Thank you

    • Bucketdeft

      Thank you

  • Azoz

    The interview is hilarious

  • Budgiecat

    looks like a PS3 game from the screenshot because I see polygonal textures in the hospital gown

  • Freesun4

    Metal Gear Solid V=Metal Gear Solid Vita?

  • I hope at GDC they end these shenanigans and just admit GZ/PP are both MGS5

  • Aldridge517


  • Apparently that Joakim that was interviewed was CGI.

    • Not apparently. Some people just think that, is all. I find it a bit hard to believe, though. So I can’t say I’m on that boat.

      • He just looks odd, outside of the face bandages to me. Maybe it’s the lighting. And you never see him and Keighley in the same frame.

  • Karl Josef

    Metal Gear Solid V = PS Vita
    This is going to PSV.
    Haters gonna Hate!

  • Kobracon

    Oh Kojima….keep’em coming. After MGR:R, I’m ready for more kick ass Metal Gear stuff!