Troy Baker: Ocelot is talks-a-lot

During an interview with Greg Miller in IGN’s Up at Noon, Troy Baker briefly talked about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and his role as Ocelot. First he mentioned being impressed by the scale of the game.

“I will honestly say that as far as scope and everything else, Metal Gear beats it hands down.” Troy Baker said. “It is one of the most ambitious games that I have ever seen.”

The conversation than shifted to the story, and how much a voice actor like Troy is allowed to see, which in the case of Metal Gear isn’t a lot.

Troy-Baker-on-Up-at-Noon-with-Greg-Miller

This is how much Troy Baker gets to see of the game as a voice actor

“Kojima plays everything close to the vest.” he explained. “So we get to see a little bit, and a lot of it honestly is revealed in the narrative, because there is a tie-in of course with the narrative and the gameplay. And you’ll be reading this one thing and you’ll be like: ‘holy shit, so this is actually what we are doing’. So that’s one way that I kind of find out about stuff.”

It seems like there will be a lot of lines by his character, as well as by Miller, who is played by Robin Atkin Downes.

“It’s basically ‘shut up Miller’ and Ocelot is ‘talks-a-lot’.” Troy Baker summarized. “Because we both just talk incessantly through this game. You’re going to get really tired of hearing us.”

Source: Up at Noon

  • Still waiting for the release date…

  • MichaelPayneV

    I honestly cannot wait for this Instant Masterpiece of a Game.

    I just hope Kojima won’t rush it due to the Fans Demand, even if they release it in December i’m fine as long as is PERFECT!

    • I think the wait we been on for years is proof he isn’t rushing it for anyone haha.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Hope so, anyway i wish soooo bad for MGSV to have 80’s like Score, similar to The Terminator, Drive, The Guest etc.
        Example:
        http://youtu.be/S5p45oP8oqo

        • I was listening to the Drive soundtrack earlier haha. Every title has its own unique sound so I’m interested in listening to this one. I been liking the Donna Burke stuff lately like “heaven’s divide” & what we have heard from “sins of the father” big dramatic music is awesome and makes for some cool moments.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Actually i think we have the entire sins of The Father, the Lyrics Structure seems similar to Snake Eater and not to Peace Walker.

            http://youtu.be/fBJ2EWZPz2o

            http://youtu.be/9aHQnDTd1y4

          • RJRO

            I don´t think this is the complete version, I remember reading something about that the full song conteins potential spoilers.
            But this one It was shown in the TGS 2014. It has more words but i doubt it is the complete one.

        • Toni Ymeri

          I was hoping the same thing. Synth music in MGSV would be so cool. But we can use the Walkman to hear the music we like while we play. We can download music, put them on the console and play them while we game. I will use some Terminator and other 80’s soundtracks.

          • MichaelPayneV

            About that people on PC still can’t put Custom Music from their HDD, Konami hasn’t patched the Bug Yet.

    • Jonny McLaurine

      Agreed that’s what I say. So tired of games that have so much potential forced out early to satisfy fans and the investors impatient selves.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Thank you.

      • flying_fox

        But it’s impossible to dismiss the investors altogether. No investors, no game.

        In the end, I’d say it’s them, not us, who are kept waiting. 🙂

        • Jonny McLaurine

          I know that ans truth. That doesn’t change the fact that they have ruined games before/

    • Mini gear

      I replayed ground zeros again. the phantom pain of it not having a release date is back 🙁

  • César H. Sandoval

    LOL Everyone but Snake talks a lot!

    • MichaelPayneV

      Let’s just say that Snake barely even knows who he is after the Accident.

      • César H. Sandoval

        And before! As he was also mostly silent in Ground Zeroes 😉

        • MichaelPayneV

          If you remember how Peace Walker ended, you would understand why he was silent.

          • César H. Sandoval

            I remember PW very well! I remember he still talking a lot after defeating the Boss AI and blasting Paz into the ocean, hell I even remember him giving Miller a very wordy lecture for his secrets, and also that whole grand speech about armies without nations and being targeted by the whole world he did for the MSF Soldiers, ending it with the “From now on, call me Big Boss!” line, BTW it seems they also forgot that by the time GZ came in. =)

          • Plissken

            “Call me Snake.”
            “Sure, Boss!”
            “I said, Snake!”
            “Vic Boss?”
            “Fine, call me Big Boss…”
            “SNAAAAAKE!”

          • César H. Sandoval

            Damn mercs!!

          • MichaelPayneV

            Well then looks like MGSV is indeed a Reboot of the Franchise, as it ignores parts from Peace Walker that are not in GZ Cassette Tapes, which is for the better.

          • Jonny McLaurine

            I’ve been thinking this since end of mgs4 lol. Said next game would be reboot. Makes a lot of sense. Remember that indie group that was redoing mg1 or mgs1 I forgwt . Was yanked off the project and canceled it after they oked it. I was like yup he wants to restart it. Though we all could be wrong bwhaha and will end the way mg1 did.. Or leave room open for mgs6 for snake on snake fight in outer heaven.

  • Troy is going to knock Ocelot out of the park. The man can adapt like no one else. I’m really glad he’s a codec contact. I’m interested in the Big Boss / Ocelot dynamic actually play out. Playing the Solid Snake trilogy and hearing all the talk of them being friends (or really respecting each other at least) really makes me excited to see the actual bromance.

    • MichaelPayneV

      To be honest i think i prefer having cassette tapes instead of Codec, is just more Practical and you can stay even 2 hours listening to them if you want, without being interrupted while in a Mission…actually i would like having the option to stay face to face with Ocelot and have a 5/15 minutes chat in a form of a Cutscene, wondering around the Mother Base or staying at a Table.

      • I do prefer the codec with the text and pictures of both characters talking. In Ground Zeroes I always stopped what I was doing and listened to a tape when I collected it. I wouldn’t try to multi task and play/listen at the same time.

        It’s an option to play and listen, but I think long time fans of the series will always stop and listen.

        • MichaelPayneV

          I’m a….kinda long Fan, Fan since 2005, and i like The Codec, but i like the idea of having everything in Real Tine, of being able to listen to Cassette tapes while playing and while in a Menu, and i know this sounds weird, but having the time Stopped while having a Codec Conversation in the middle of a Boss fight would just not fit with the new Direction Metal Gear is going, even when you are looking at the Map the time is not Stopped, so as a Long-ish Time Fan i consider these welcome additions to the Franchise.

          • For boss fights its a little different. The good thing about the way it’s implemented in ground zeroes and the phantom pain is it will cover both styles. I been playing since 1998 and I prefer to take in the story centric conversations while just listening and not playing personally.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Which is exactly what i said, listening to the Cassette Tapes outside missions while at Mother Base.

          • Jonny McLaurine

            I’ve been playing for 25 years and I like the codec convos and having to tune in to a conversation. It’s been that way since MG1 and I hope it stays as is in MGS tpp

        • César H. Sandoval

          I stop and listen, but more than being a fan since 1998, is only because I suck at multitasking as well haha.

        • Edward Wokhands

          Yeah, I tried multitasking but it got confusing with the tape sounds.

      • Edward Wokhands

        You just made me realize, you know what would be awesome? Staking out guard patrols from afar while listening to all the tapes. Instead of using the cigar you could just sit and entertain yourself with the tapes while planning strategies.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Exactly, which is why the Cassette Tapes system is better, because you can do it Traditional in Chopper, or like the O.G. Codec Talks, during the Game, the Cassette tapes gives us more choices.

    • Jonny McLaurine

      Truth. ocelot is probably one of my favorite characters. I really want to see him interact with BB and see how they unfold and the mutual respect they gain in The Boss grand plan.

    • turkishgamer35

      agreed Big Boss / young Ocelot dynamic in the mgs3 was legendary

      • Edward Wokhands

        Yeah it was by far the best relationship I’ve seen in a game. It even destroys Ellie and Joel from a million miles away.

        • turkishgamer35

          yes it is my friend played mgs3 with my cousin he is 8 years in that time no english he didn’t understand anything so every other game(btw i have nearly 300 ps2 games) when cutscenes begin he always like “just skip wanna play its boring” but in the mgs3 it was opposite he watched every cutscene especially when ocelot or boss appears he always like “i wanna watch didn’t press anything” and even cry in that ending scene again he didn’t understand anything no idea about story or characters imo this alone shows how much mgs have great story and amazing characters btw sorry for long post and hope you understand my english 🙂

  • Guest

    I’m just going to leave this here

    • I’m just going to leave this here

      • César H. Sandoval

        Well, Maybe what Keifer said about falling in love ith MGS was true and not just propaganda, or maybe Hideo pays better than Rupert lol…

        That, or he’s pissed about them just giving him 12 hours to work last season and the 24 movie being in development limbo!

        • Jonny McLaurine

          From what I hear kiefer has a hell of a work drive and ethic. To where when he finally relaxes he then heads to the local pup and gets all fucked up. Heh which has gotten him arrested ten million times haha for beating punks up at the bar. Yes kiefer really invented CQC. Lol but serious the boy is a real scrapper. So hayter fans I wouldn’t recommend talking shit to him in the bar.

      • turkishgamer35

        LOL

      • Venom_Sina

        Probably They’re gonna make a 24 with “Kate” on the center,Like a spin-off or something.(I mean Kate from 24:Live Another Day)

    • Guest

      Ken and I have a sort of personal friendship, we have met a couple times at conventions and stuff… he follows me only for reasons of, “Taylor, You give great feedback, I look forward to hearing from you more. He is pretty open with me about the game, however I don’t have a release date, so just relax until they are ready

      • Chancey Black

        hey, you’re Taylor Jolley haha
        remember me? Chancey? the troll? hahaha

    • Venom_Sina

      “I would utilize multi language media when I make a big announcement.”
      Release date reveal at Taipei Game Show’15 automatically debunked!!!!

      • Mini gear

        So no release date till e3? Also we might have Taipei release date still, since he was talking about kojima station where you need good Japanese to understand, either way my loyalty belongs to march

        • turkishgamer35

          man that would be sucks waiting for june release and my biggest hope is “time” i mean if they release the game in Q4 that would be not only bad for mgs fans olso konami big games like call of duty,halo 5,uncharted 4 and tomb raider definitely hurts mgs5 sales so am sure kojima wanna release the game in june just like mgs4

        • Venom_Sina

          Not till E3.I will kill myself if that happens!!!My best bet is GDC’15.

      • Jonny McLaurine

        Why is that? From what I read at this TGS it is pretty big in Asia and they want it to be a big event in future years. The hype of this game and street fighter very well could mean the release but I doubt it. Not debunked though. Kojima does what he wants

    • Mini gear

      Cmon ken just give it to us at Taipei 🙁 Plus how does kojima not even have a window yet? All I need is a season if not the March I was waiting for for a year since GZ

    • Big_Boss88

      Oh my god noooooOO ;O ! Maaan I just hope it is at GDC then ;( …

  • MichaelPayneV

    Guys, i think someone may have found the identity of the Blonde Female Soldier Dressed in XOF Soldiers Uniform burning in the VGX 2012 Trailer that many assumed to be Raiden…looks like is The Boss herself.
    http://share.gifyoutube.com/KeLnw9.gif

    Shout out to YouTube User Skux720

    • Mini gear

      to think its been over two years since then…

      • MichaelPayneV

        Yep, and only today i realize that The Boss was already Confirmed before TPP even being confirmed as a Metal Gear Game.

      • Jonny McLaurine

        I’ve been trying to say to people that kojima retcons stuff every game to make it work for current game. It’s not completely idiotic to think this may be a different portrayal of mg1 an mg2. Reason is according to current MGS lore after boss is defeated and before outer haven blew up, boss helped save everyone . Dr.madnor now labeled a madman in 90smade cybernetic body parts for big boss. According to kojima timeline boss didn’t lose body parts in 72-74 but after snake fight in mg1. So it’s not impossible because right now Gz makes no sense to current timeline

        • MichaelPayneV

          Is also possible that Metal Gear Solid V is a Reboot in a “Start Trek/Days of The Future Past/Genysis” way, creating an alternate Timeline giving Hideo the opportunity for a Fresh Start without having to make an Actual Reboot.

          Maybe it Turns out that Raiden has accidentally changed the future, therefore being responsible for Big Boss going in to Comma in 1975, Creating a New Timeline.

          I guess some of you have forgot that Raiden can go Back in time as hinted in “Snake Eraser” Spoof, but seen in and Confirmed to be real in the “Jamais Vu” mission.

          It would be Great, a Fresh Start on all Consoles on PC

          1 more thing, Solid Snake Saga still happened, is just that this is a New Timeline, MG1, 2, MGS, MGS2 and 4 are not Erased.

          • Jonny McLaurine

            That would still be a retelling of the story to fix retcons yes?

          • MichaelPayneV

            Just like “Days of the Future Past”

          • Will

            Pretty sure Jamais Vu is not cannon lol.

    • Big_Boss88

      This is something that I have thought before…but it just can’t be her. I pulled the trigger :(… or could it be D:? Hard to see from this scene alone because it goes by so fast and because of the angle.

      Ok well Snake is pretty messed up when waking up so he’s probably imagining things and “seeing” The Boss. But we’ll see when she appears, and I wonder why the heck is this character’s body on fire O_o…

      • MichaelPayneV

        It is Her, look at her Face and Hair…and her Ass, she is The Boss, just not the Physical The Boss, but in a form of “Those who don’t exist”

        • Big_Boss88

          Well I can barely see her face there very well because of the angle and arms+fast turn, but I agree with the other 2 lol :).

          • MichaelPayneV

            Here a better look at her Face and Ass, and i don’t know about you, but this Ass reminds me of The Boss (No sexual context, just an observation)

          • Big_Boss88

            No worries buddy, I replied to your upper picture :D. Sorry I went past it for some reason and didn’t see it. Thanks :), with the lack of release date your findings keep me excited for this! I mean I am but y’know, finding or noticing new stuff is cool!

        • solidsnack

          it’d be wild if those who don’t exist were bosses from mgs3 or maybe some extra op style boss fights a la peace walker with mgs3 throwbacks – it’d be cool to have some hallucination bosses maybe

          • MichaelPayneV

            I have a feeling that depending on what patch you chose that the Final Boss fight will be with The Medic aka Ishmael or the Flaming Volgin, deciding whether to make Big Boss the Demon we knew in MG1 and 2, or to “Change your future, Jack”

          • Jonny McLaurine

            That’s awesome and fits in with the theory I have been coming up with. Because the info from mg1 and mg2 up to mgs4 needs a few more explanations that nanos won’t cover

        • decoyF0XX

          Could be her. It’s probably just an illusion (or whatever Kojima is cooking up!) just like Volgin on fire. Snake might be remembering all the people he’s killed.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Indeed, more hints that the Hallucinations may represent Big Boss Regrets.

      • Jonny McLaurine

        That’s the issue with past MGS games. I beleive and will beleive till I beat MGS tpp and see the ending that they are redoing all. Raiden changing timeline is a good way to start that and not seem old games as non cannon. Also kind of
        Fits into MGS universe. Ty I nber thought about raiden

  • Guest

    That picture looks a lot like they’re having a penis comparison under that table.
    It also looks like Troy is shitfaced.

  • That picture looks a lot like they’re having a penis comparison under that table.
    It also looks like Troy is shitfaced.

  • MichaelPayneV

    This is an older picture, so we know that “The Woman” he is asking about is Paz, but that doesn’t change the fact that THIS Woman is The Boss, a Woman that Vanishes and/or transforms in to Ishmael/The Medic later in the Intro.
    More exactly this is an XOF Soldier Burning that Snake sees as “The Boss” because of Psycho Mantis.
    http://i.imgur.com/YX5hjxr.jpg

    • Invader_skoodge

      Thanks a lot. Now I gotta pop Snake Eater back in the PS3 for another marathon. Snake Eater>Portable Ops>Peace Walker> Ground Zeroes. There goes my week.

    • Big_Boss88

      LOL sorry Michael I was really blind didn’t see this before -_-, thx for this pic :3. Yea can see the face better here. Yea maybe the Woman is really her and “gave her a light”, nice. That phrase kinda makes a bit more sense now, wonder why I didn’t think of it before :D.

      I have thought about The Boss thing before with here and my guess is just hallucination, but maybe you’re right about that it’s also because of Mantis.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Is Actually “We gave her a Life, she took the short way down” which refers to Paz getting her (Spoiler Removed), but deciding to jump out of the chopper to save Snake.

  • twelveshots

    I don’t think I could EVER be tired of hearing Ocelot talk.

  • Shalashaska Has Landed

    LOVE that Ocelot talks way too much.
    HATE that Big Boss talks way too little.

  • Rikimaru

    By the comments that I am reading concerning the release date… I really think its gonna be released in June imo.

  • Kazuhira-on-the-roof

    Hey does anyone here watch Top Gear UK? Kiefer Sutherland is going to be a guest on the “star in a reasonably priced car” segment of the show in the upcoming season. Hope he talks about his voice acting for Big Boss.

    • Jonny McLaurine

      Yea I doubt that. It’s a uk car tv show? Nah someone would have to pay someone for the free advertising woo wee

  • Andrea Feletti

    Ground zeroes suit in TPP 🙂

    • MrVux007 .

      ahhhh where are the scars?where is his prosthetic arm? ….bit lazy work but ok…also ive noticed some pictures on the left,wonder whats that about

      • solidsnack

        maybe it’s similar to the skins in gz and you just get to play as that character model *shrugs*

        • MrVux007 .

          well the good news is i dont need to look at that stupid phony tail instead of that magnificent free mullet *_*

          • Mini gear

            I was mad when I found out about that dang ponytail, but I’ve grown to it abit

          • Big_Boss88

            HEY! The ponytail rocks ;O !!!

          • solidsnack

            love the ponytail matches with d-horse

          • Hanna-Mari

            I love that ponytail 😀 Actually I love men with longer hair haha

          • Edward Wokhands

            Snake is the only man I’ve seen who can pull off that little pony tail look.

          • Jonny McLaurine

            I always wondered where the mullet came from because big boss was based off James bond actor Sean Connery. I ended up loving it though. Always wanted to see James Bond with a mullet.

      • Sting’s Dad

        Kojima’s comment on the photo was “The arm has been fixed? No, just a bug lol”
        -In other words, the skin was bugged when the screenshot was taken.

    • Mini gear

      I guess it turns snake back into GZ form. all clean face and no arm missing

    • solidsnack

      everyone in the comments of the other tweet with this pic are talking about snake being grey fox i’m so sick of that theory!

  • turkishgamer35

    pretty much

  • Javier Sosa

    I’m from Argentina. I can watch a movie and understand the 90% of the dialogues. But with a game I have to read the subtitles. With ground zeroes I had to stop playing every time they talked for read the subtitles. And I will have to do the same in tpp.
    That’s why I want the codec back.
    When I played the last of us I wanted to use the english audio but there was a lot of talking during gameplay so I had to use the latin audio and it was very good. In the last years there were some games with latin audio and it were better than spain spanish. I don’t want a metal gear with spanish audio, but without hayter maybe I won’t have problem listening snake in spanish. I don’t know. If you listen the spain spanish it looks like all the characters have the same voice.

  • Big_Boss88

    Can’t wait to hear Ocelot and Kaz more in TPP :D. I don’t mind listening him zillion hours!

    I had no idea master-Kojima let Troy see so little of the game lol ;D, but I guess it’s good so he stays uber hyped too for TPP like us!

    Btw everyone (or many) keeps saying that Big Boss don’t talk much etc, yes for the stuff we have seen. But TPP is gonna be pretty darn huge game, so in comparison to Ocelot and Kaz he talks maybe less BUT the game is still gonna be huge even according to Troy.
    So I’m sure we get to hear Big Boss have much conversations in TPP, just not previous MGS codec-much because he’s more like Mad Max now. A badass man of few words.

    • solidsnack

      i’m pretty sure i read that kojima said it was to help cut down on the pointless dialog when snake repeats something he just heard and we’ll hear him speak when it’s important, short and sweet!

      • Big_Boss88

        Hmm don’t remember reading this info but that’s probably it ;D.

        I’m just waiting to hear him say “Metal…Gear!?”. When he drive with Skull Face in Nuclear trailer and see it in the distance ;).

        • solidsnack

          haha maybe they can get hayter in just for that line for maximum cheesiness!

          i’m looking forward to “you’re pretty good” also

          • Jonny McLaurine

            Just give up on Hayter. He already said after two years this is jut sad.

          • solidsnack

            it was just a joke bruv relax

    • Mini gear

      This game… I only got two months before I break

      • Big_Boss88

        :O …

    • Jonny McLaurine

      Some of the best games , t.v shows and movies do this because let’s be honest , when some bad blood happens and a person is upset they will try to hurt the game by releasing info. By giving them info on a need to know basis, if something is released , then they know who and can press charges. It has happened and I’m gla he is keeping all reigned in.

    • Edward Wokhands

      Kojima runs his games the same way the US government runs black ops and top secret projects. Compartmentalization. I guess it’s the perfect way to prevent leaks. Only let everyone know so little that they can’t leak anything meaningful.

  • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

    i will never get tired of hearing robin atkins downs.

    • MichaelPayneV

      I actually got a bit tired of him in GZ a bit.

      “A Gate”

      • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

        thats just you dude.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Well, i am who i am.

          • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

            are you sure the only you is you?

          • MichaelPayneV

            I’m sure, damn sure, i’m no Copycat.

  • Keystrokes

    I will never get hear of sexy ol’ Ocelot talk. Ever. No matter what.

  • DMCMaster

    But the big question is will Ocelot, Snake and Kaz talk about Santa Claus

    • MichaelPayneV

      Huh, he bring presents…he is real Kaz!

  • Hanna-Mari

    I knew that Kaz and Ocelot do not like each other. Fighting over, who is Snakes BFF 😀 Haha.

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