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Konami quiet on Metal Gear Solid 5 talk as The Phantom Pain trailer and screenshots are released

"All footage is shown running in real-time on hardware equivalent to current generation consoles."

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Moby Dick Studio, the mystery developer supposedly behind The Phantom Pain, has released the trailer that premiered during the Spike Video Game Awards over the weekend and screenshots.

The eye-catching trailer was published on the just-launched Joakim Mogren (more on him later) YouTube channel. On the Moby Dick website 15 images, each lifted from the video, were published. These are below.

There are a number of hints that suggest The Phantom Pain is in fact Metal Gear Solid 5. Konami declined to comment on The Phantom Pain, Moby Dick Studio or the mention of MGS5 when contacted by Eurogamer today.

According to the Moby Dick website it's a game developing company operating out of Stockholm, Sweden, 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.”

As already pointed out Joakim is an anagram of Kojima [Hideo], creator of Metal Gear. Mogren could have something to do with Ogre, as in Kojima's Project Ogre.

Are The Phantom Pain and Moby Dick an elaborate viral marketing exercise from Kojima Productions? It looks like it.

What we do know is that whatever The Phantom Pain is the video shows in-game graphics.

“All footage is shown running in real-time on hardware equivalent to current generation consoles (PS3 & XBOX360),” reads the Moby Dick website.

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