The biggest premier, and biggest surprise at tonight’s Video Game Awards was The Phantom Pain.
A new game from a new studio, called Moby Dick Studios it appeared to be some kind of psychological thriller or survival horror game. It opens with a character who’s been in a coma for a long time and wakes up with a prosthetic arm and barely being able to walk. As he staggers through the hospital it comes under attack by armed soldiers who gun down patients and doctors alike. Just as you think the character has met his biggest problem you see a unicorn with a fiery horn, and a flying whale.
The Phantom Pain made a big impression, with its strange imagery and its incredible level of graphics, but this game may not be everything it seems. NeoGaf users quickly took to investigating this new game and its new developers, and they uncovered some interesting tidbits. First up is Moby Dick Studios official site which at this point only has an about section.
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.
The CEO Joakim Mogren has an interesting name, users noted “Joakim” works as an anagram for “Kojima” and the last name Mogren contains the word “ogre” perhaps relating to Kojimas “Project Ogre”. Some other interesting point were noted, such as; the main characters uncanny likeness to Metal Gear Solids Big Boss, the character emerging from the flames looks a lot like Volgin, the engine used in the trailer looked an awful lot like Kojimas new Fox Engine, and even better the lines above title allow you to spell out Metal Gear Solid V, if you use the MGS font. Take a look at the original title and the title with Metal Gear Solid V spelled out above.
Although none of this is confirmed at the moment, it seems to me that the real truth about this new game could have just been revealed. Could we be seeing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain?