MGSV: The Phantom Pain’s tricky camerawork is a challenge for Kojima

The intro of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ consists of a single camera shot, with no cuts. This same style will be applied to the cutscenes of The Phantom Pain, as well as transitioning from and to gameplay seamlessly. According to Kojima, achieving this style is a pain.

Earlier Kojima has stated that this is done to emphasize the open world, and to connect the gameplay with the cutscenes, creating an ongoing sense of realism.

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Today Kojima mentioned this technique again, comparing it to a more recent movie that applied it as well, Birdman.

BiRDMAN directed by Inarritu shows one continuous long take, surpassing Cuarón’s GRAVITY/Children of Men (his name’s in credit). “TPP” also offers one long shot which is pain in directing, taking the rhythm as not being able to edit inbetween the events.
TPP consist almost one-shot w/cut scene & gameplay (POV style). Only edit was made in the specific occasion to balance out. “BiRDMAN” was on the other hand more like stage performance where ensemble casts are framing in and out.

Last year Kojima compared this technique to the one used for another movie, Rope by Hitchcock. Hitchcock had to ‘cheat’ a little because of technical limitations.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • jack_coban

    I like the idea of the gameplay-cutscene transition. But I do NOT like the idea of a single shot even during cutscenes. I think it’ll slow down the pace of action.

    • It’s definitely harder to make action scenes work, him acknowledging that they are difficult shows me he’s been trying really hard. Kojima working hard on something can only mean greatness!

      • jack_coban

        No doubt it’s going to be great. It worked in GZ. I’m just worried that it’s gonna lose the classic mgs-cutscene-pace/charme. I mean imagine (only one example) the Snake/Ocelot-Revolver showdown in Snake Eater with only ONE camera shot. It’d lose something imo.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Yeah I agree, but don’t be worried to much TPP is made with this type of camera in mind so everything will fit nicely with the camera style, the other MGS games camera types should stay they way they are because they fit and were made that way so TPP will be the same way because it is being made with this camera.

          • jack_coban

            Yea, I see your point. I mean, I trust in Kojima. We all do.

          • Mini gear

            except when it comes to announcements

    • No Place For Hayter

      I think the best way to find out would be to watch the portions of 2014 E3 trailer where the soldiers are fighting each other or the portions where Snake is fighting Liquid, if it does slow down the pace I really like the way it does it, it makes the pace more realistic without losing the viewer and also allows it to be way more dramatic when it wants to be, hence the lens flare and slow motion parts.

    • Shalashaska

      I am actually eagerly waiting for this new method of the cutscenes.. and Im Betting that this game’s one cutscene will be better than all the cutscenes of mgs 4 combined! Im betting that each and everytime kojima takes control of the camera, he will blow our minds away.. make us feel Big boss the way we never felt him so yea.. Im totally rooting for it 😀

  • Cipher

    Very nice
    I like how the cutscenes are shot like a movie
    The camerawork was absolutely fantastic in the (nuclear trailer)
    the closing in on knifes , slow motion and all were very impressive

  • Big_Boss88

    I love GZ opening 1-shot camera work so much. One of the coolest openings to games I have played :D, or perhaps the best I have seen ever. I like how it moves from XOF to FOX free-fall style. So fantastic ;)… it is one of the many WOW moments I love about MGS. Not to forget that MB warzone ending…

    I am also hyper excited to see TPP cutscenes ^_^ and by looking at the trailers, I can tell it will be one hell of an experience ;D;D ! The Quiet cutscene camera work, where she jump down to DD MB totally blew my mind in nuclear way.

    It seems not to be easy to do, but Kojima-san can handle it because he is a godlike genius. Glad he decided to try do it like this, as every MGS is different from previous.

    • I’m a huge fan to how he pulled it off in Ground Zeroes. I hope he fixed it so when you get in a vehicle or on the horse (seen in gameplay videos) it stays in a single shot. In Ground Zeroes it would abruptly cut to a different angle.

      • Big_Boss88

        Yeah maybe he fixed it :D, Kojima go through the game piece by piece so I’m sure he would notice it if need fixing.

        • Defiantly not the end of the world. But defiantly noticeable while playing. Especially where the single shot used was made into a “thing”

          Also, unrelated but remember the clipping when Big Boss is caring a prisoner (or any character) through his shoulder swinging?

          I was watching the trailer where he saves Kaz in Afghanistan and while carrying Kaz that animation makes perfect sense. I now wondered if they just worried about how his arm moved while saving Kaz? Haha

          • Big_Boss88

            I know that shoulder thing from GZ ;). Aye Kaz’s missing arm at the spot and Big Boss ain’t sprinting like Usain Bolt so I think that’s why it ain’t so noticeable in the trailer. Or then it was only happening in GZ.

            That clipping issue ain’t such a big deal to me though, as everything just looks and plays so fantastic etc ^_^. Maybe they will fix it, who knows.

          • Mini gear

            that smg looked a lot faster at taking down enemies in the trailer, maybe im just crazy
            or you can upgrade weapons damage, or soldiers having different amounts of life?, or maybe just update to tpp

          • Big_Boss88

            Maybe we can upgrade the dmg :), we’ll see. I mean us having R&D in Mother Base after all so anything is possible.

          • Mini gear

            r&d is one of my favorite things in metal gear

          • RJRO

            I think it was the 45 pistol, yu can shoot it really fast and with 2-3 shoots in the center of the body is a kill.

          • Shalashaska

            Bro, you need to play peace walker if you havent yet…. it had upgradable weapons and different soldier levels, there is no doubt that this will too!

          • Mini gear

            I love pw r&d is the best

          • Shalashaska

            exacty and R&D is back and bigger than ever.. much much much bigger than peacewalker 😀 cant wait! 😀

          • Mini gear

            yeah 😀 also I hope only first time captured prisoners are transferred from ground zeros. I don’t want to start mother base half done

          • Shalashaska

            Lol true that.. if that’s the case by mistake, i’ll just fire everyone who is there and start over from scratch 😀

      • Edward Wokhands

        The footage we saw the other days shows that it cuts to a different view. I honestly don’t mind this one bit, all it does is prevent awkward mount or door open animations. I’d rather see a cut away than BB suddenly teleporting into “door open” or “horse mount” stance.

    • Shalashaska

      Watch frame by frame and you’ll literally see Chico’s face turn into a woman xD

    • Edward Wokhands

      It’s weird that I already love Quiet isn’t it? The footage that got me was the Africa gameplay where she shoots the grenade. Holy balls she’s awesome.

      • Big_Boss88

        Hell no, that isn’t weird at all :D. I think she kicks ass and will definitely get her in my playthrough <3 !
        Her fighting and movement in the Africa gameplay is amazing imo, and also loved that grenade shooting part :).

        • Shalashaska

          Tbh, I’ve ALWAYS wished for exactly that grenade idea but I never thought it possible because Game Devs nowdays have forgotten the meaning of cool because they have to work even harder to achieve that..but Kojima san.. he did that and when I saw that helicopter go POP.. I was like “WOAHHHHH NO WAY! YES YES YES ! FINALLY AN AWESOME BUDDY SYSTEM IN A SINGLE PLAYER GAME” I actually rewinded and saw that 3 times so I could believe what my eyes saw.

          As for Quiets Character.. I really like her but Im sticking to the whole She is chico Idea.. For some reason it seems to fit the dark, gloomy aim of MGS V .. plus dont forget that glaz and Palitz from GZ . And Tbh..a Part of me actaully wants to see Chico Back..even if it is in form of a kickass woman..

  • flying_fox

    I’m sure Kojima is making the most of these “plans-séquences”. It seems to increase his creativity, and he looks like he’s having fun with it. It’s really a good thing he took on that challenge.

  • My_FutureDream

    Interesting stuff indeed, it’s good to know that Kojima tells us his challenges so we al can fully appreciate the hard work that is put in. I think that he has done the same thing with mgs4 which worked great but I’m excited to see it work in an open world game 😀

    Fingers crossed for a Q2 release window latest, I’m gonna be busy as hell in Q3 and 4 :/ gotta keep patient but I hope we’ll get something soon!

    • MrVux007

      My money is still on June…since most of MGS came out during that time of the year….nice profile pic btw 🙂

      • My_FutureDream

        I think June is the best month to be honest, it’ll be the best summer ever 😀

        lol! Right back at ya xD

        • Mini gear

          its so far away though. im impossibly hoping for march

        • Shalashaska

          Dude.. March.. please hope for March.. june is just too far away.. Most of the guys, including me, may just dry up like dead plants and decay by then.

          • Mini gear

            MAAAAARCH!… im too dang hyped to wait past then, we need march… ( I just finished pretending I was playing the e3 gameplay on my system… its gotten to this point :p ) tpp is perfection from two missions showed already… ive officially gone crazy from waiting like you said if its past then im a dead plant

          • Edward Wokhands

            That’s kind of hilarious. I understand though, I’ve been watching all the gameplay videos almost at least once a day. I keep telling myself I’m going to avoid news and footage until release but I just CAN’T.

          • Machine Gun Kid

            The release date for tpp on the gamestop website is listed march 31st. Not sure if that means anything

          • Big_Boss88

            I think it’s just a placeholder date, or whatever the words is. You know when shops even in Finland put some certain date, end of some month and sometimes it’s March if they don’t know release date.

            That being said, I believe in miracles but need to be prepared for the shock if it don’t happen ;D..

          • Mini gear

            we need a march miracle. if it happened id look like this

          • Ravenous

            Nah, it never does, and I wouldn’t believe any retailer or site that lists release dates further than I could throw them 😉

            When the internet explodes, and your modem/router catches fire, you can assume that a release date has been officially confirmed by Kojima himself, and trust the date…but not before 😛

          • My_FutureDream

            I would honestly cry with joy if it does comes out in March but it just seems too soon that I have to be realistic here. Sorry!

            P.s I know exactly how you feel, to this day I still watch the nuclear trailer daily xD

          • Shalashaska

            MY thoughts exactly.. See the thing is that IM HOPING its march but Im expecting it to be a june release :’/

            Yea.. talking about nuclear.. Doesnt it seem to sorta give off the whole MGS storyline.. The lyrics are actually pretty accurate in a manner of speaking.. its like the song was made for MGS .. Either way.. that song gets me thinking about that the gray fox is big boss theory again and again.. great song though 🙂

          • My_FutureDream

            It’s gonna be a hard time waiting but just think about the summer! xD

            The nuclear trailer is phenomenal, i find it very interesting to see a 5 or so minute trailer that’s entertaining and still not spoil anything like a lot of movies do nowadays. Oh boy! I try my best not to get way too many theories in my head with this game, I don’t want to feel disappointed if nothing like ” big boss is gray fox ” or ” solid snake returns at the end to defeat big boss ” happens. Really epic stuff, my money is still on solid snake returning. but with what kojima did to us with mgs2 we can never be too sure with anything. The guy’s truly a genius imo.

          • Shalashaska

            Honestly would love to see solid snake in the end but if I come to know I’ve been playing as Gray fox and Not Big Boss .. I will literally throw the disc out.. I want to play as Big Boss.. to know what drove an amazing and honorable soldier to madness.. Kojima promised to show his side of it in MGS V .. he better do that .. Mostly everyone (especially ones who have played and loved MGS3) are rooting and waiting to play as big boss.. to see his side of the war with cipher.. It better not have any crap like Big boss is actually gray fox.. will ruin the whole game :/

          • My_FutureDream

            I totally agree dude 😀

  • Tibor

    great to hear because I freaking LOVE seamless transitions

  • prothy

    Birdman was also my first association to words single shot camerawork.

    • César H. Sandoval

      If you liked it, Check out Children of Men and Gravity.

      • Big_Boss88

        Those are some great movies indeed :).

      • prothy

        Seen Gravity last year and loved it, will check out the other one.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Yes watch Children of Men, great movie 🙂

  • She knew TPP was coming!
    Look at her left hand
    Dammit Beyoncé…..

    • Adding to the ol’ MichaelPayneV Beyonce conspiracy eh? Haha

      • Guest

        Someone else came up with this? Lol I didn’t know xD

        • Yeah, the homeboy MichaelPayneV has a whole folder titled “Beyonce/MGS conspiracy” the pictures are all pretty oddly relative to themes in Metal Gear but it’s pretty funny.

          Edit: MichaelPayneV if you read this put up those photos!

          • Big_Boss88

            Some buddies here are on a totally different level with these conspiracy theories than me lol. I respect all these hard brain-working MGI members and their crazy ideas, or maybe they’re not so crazy after all XD.

          • No Place For Hayter

            All of us are crazy after the announcement of a new MGS and before the release of the game, some of us partake in the crazy, some of us go make our own crazy, some of us reject all crazy, some of us don’t partake at all, some of us see where it all comes from but think its all crazy anyway and doesn’t think any of it has any real merit due to past experiences with such speculation and loose ground to stand on. I’m part of the last crowd that doesn’t agree with any crazy speculation for various reasons, lol.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Well, i’m 50/50, i do believe that some of the theories are possibilities, but i don’t consider them as FACTS, for example The Medic being part of Venom Snake mind is not a FACT, just a Plausible theory of mine…and then you have the Decoy OctoFox theories that have nothing Solid nor Solidus to back them up.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Agreed that there are theories that have merit and ones that don’t; like the one about Eli being Liquid now that has merit, I 100% believe that theory.

          • MichaelPayneV

            That’s not a Theory, Eli is Liquid, the 8 sons Legend from which only 2 survived, their named being David and Eli, and Solid Snake is called David, so guess what’s Liquid’s Name, it has to be Eli.

          • Big_Boss88

            I think you’re absolutely right, we all are XD !

          • korruption

            *In fetal position*

            I’m totally sane. I’m rockin’ the sane! My thoughts are mine. MINE, dammit!

          • MichaelPayneV

            Yes sir, with all disres….i mean respect, here they are.
            pic.twitter.com/NcgIpjyTtC

            My theory was that this picture may be, reapeat, may be a hint that Beyonce would make a Cameo in MGSV, like let’s say a Younger Fortune for example considering how similar they are due to their Physique, Height and facial likeness, not just Race.

      • Big_Boss88

        First a box, 1984 shirt and now this :O… what the hell is going on!? >:O
        It seems there might be some truth to this after all hehe ;)…

        • MichaelPayneV

          This picture is from like 7-8 years (Damn i feel old) but the 1984 T-Shirt while jumping from a Cardboard Box that got me thinking, but i guess is just a Coincidence, a Damn great one.

          • Big_Boss88

            I don’t believe in coincidences o___o …

          • MichaelPayneV

            Well i do, and even i who believes in Coincidences found that odd.

          • No Place For Hayter

            I don’t believe in coincidences either, but to not drive yourself completely nuts by not believing in coincidences you have to keep taking steps back from the picture until it is explained, and the answer most of the time is that it is just two things that are related due to completely unrelated reasons and happenings which is funnily enough what a coincidence is, so I guess what I believe in is the understanding of coincidences (which kinda doesn’t make them coincidences but the conclusion does half fit the term “coincidence”) but not the complete rejection of the usage and meaning of the word itself

          • Liquid25

            Man, that was hell of an explanation! You’re pretty good!

          • ominonarepus

            I can’t help my self from reading your “posts” with Hayter’s voice… pretty good! xD

          • Big_Boss88

            Once again the wisdom from my sensei strikes ;), really good writing No Place 😀 ty.

          • Shalashaska

            NP4H just dropped the bomb. Boom. Mind boom.

          • Edward Wokhands

            So… you do believe in coincidences. :p

          • korruption

            Yes… There’s something funny going on… >_>;

      • MichaelPayneV
        • Shalashaska

          1. Just having fun.
          2. Lol, does anyone else remember the moment they laughed so hard at volgin getting scared of Boss?

          • Shalashaska

            Always mess up and forgot that gifs dont work
            http://i.imgur.com/iLhhTlD.gif

          • decoyF0XX

            Boss is too badass haha.

          • Big_Boss88

            The Boss is true to her name, no one mess with her haha ;D !

          • Shalashaska

            This is able to get me laughing each and everytime I play mgs 3 xD
            She be like “You cant touch me”
            Volgin be like “oh please no no no, im sorry”

          • korruption

            Volgin’s just doing what everyone else would do in that situation, but yes I chuckled a little.

          • Shalashaska

            Hah nuuu… He is a proud and crazy psychopath.. You are given proof of that through out the game when he talks to everyone like with a “I’m a higher ranking officer then you, dont listen and i’ll kill you, Im Volgin”.. he never backs down, instead pushes his authority and his power .. to see that huge of a guy with the power over electricity back out and get scared to a woman half his size.. is like wow. And I dont mean it in a sexist way.. Women heroines, IMO, kickass.. its just that The Boss is so influential and so much better that no one, not even the Gru/Cobra unit together have the guts to go against her.

          • Edward Wokhands

            What’s sexist about that? Don’t be so cautious, you said nothing sexist or even approaching sexist here. Just facts and common sense. It’s quite a tangent to go on in a MGS comments section but I’m tired of people tiptoeing and being terrified of offending people. People are scared to say what’s on their minds even when it isn’t offensive.

            I mean look at how Kojima was attacked over Quiet even before people knew about her situation. I’m SO SO happy that he refused to apologize or back down and that instead he went on the attack. How disgusting that we live in a culture obsessed with being offended above free speech and expression. I’m not attacking you by the way, I’m just tired of intelligent, harmless people walking on eggshells because of self obsessed, people who are perpetually patting themselves on the back.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Speak that truth 🙂

            While people would want to avoid “offending” anyone with dumb things elsewhere because of retarded society, here we have a good community of respectful people like you said, we don’t have to worry about it here.

          • Edward Wokhands

            Awesome, it’s boring how one person thinks they can stop a group from expressing themselves because it’s “offensive”. I mean what does that even mean? “Offensive” reminds me of the word “spiritual”. Everyone says it but nobody knows what it really means. Is it supposed to mean that feelings were hurt? It’s just so self entitled and childish. It’s great to have a site where you don’t have to worry about that kind of thing. All the commenters on here are hilarious, down to Earth and awesome.

          • Shalashaska

            nah, I aint scared.. im just a nice person so I’m making sure they know my intentions to the awesome Quiet xD

            Yup, Whats funny is that kojima gets attacked for something movies make money off.. I mean look at that Crap Shads of grayy .. that crap is like an insult to humanity, It promotes Abuse and somehow it is the highest selling book ever.. top that off..they are making a movie off it.. and nobody cares..apparently woman say its a book that makes them stand up for themselves when all it actually glorifies, is Abuse..all time crazy abuse. Apparently That’s Not wrong. But when game developers shows a woman with her hair too long or her body showing, the whole world starts collapsing. I loved Kojima’s reply and back him up the whole way. Anyone who actually bothered to see it through would have realized her powers by the end anyways.

          • korruption

            I know, part of me was almost *ahem* shocked when I first saw that scene. I was almost expecting to see another puddle of piss on the floor. =D

    • Machine Gun Kid

      Kojima+Beyonce+the author of 1984= All secret society members. So yea wouldent surprize me if there is a connection since secret societies pretty much run the film, music and videogame industry

      • decoyF0XX
        • Invader_skoodge

          Believe!

          • Big_Boss88

            I heard a rumor they might be continuing X-Files series in the near future. In away I would very happy as it is one of the best show ever imo, but then again I dunno how they’d continue it.

            One thing is sure, that it must have this epic theme again if they do it ;D !

          • No Place For Hayter

            Well I know that there is comic book continuation of the series.

          • Big_Boss88

            I had no idea haha ;D.

        • Machine Gun Kid

          What neat humor….what neat humor etc etc, so on and so forth

        • Machine Gun Kid

          I ll be sure to have my tin foil hat on when im watching the superbowl halftime show to lol

        • Machine Gun Kid

          Is that your dad decoy? just messin around buddy

        • Machine Gun Kid

          George Orwell real name Eric Arthur Blair was a member of the Fabian secret society. He died a week ago from today in 1950 by the way

        • Machine Gun Kid

          Secret societies are as real as tin foil hats

        • No Place For Hayter

          Spoilers: a tin foil hat acts as an antenna on your head thus making you more susceptible to mind control.

          • decoyF0XX

            Plot twist!! 😮

      • Big_Boss88

        I think you’re on to something here :D. The greatest conspiracy of human history is starting to be revealed…

        https://40.media.tumblr.com/94d6da9ea6551d83079dd2c32bf224a9/tumblr_n32nv7mKTA1tseeqxo1_1280.png

    • Will

      Oh that’s just excellent

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    “According to Kojima, achieving this style is a pain.”
    It may be a pain, but is it a…. phantom pain?

  • gerber

    The best thing I love about that cutscene style is that I find it very immersive. It’s like I’m right there with them. I am not just watching a cutscene. I am living the experience. Great choice Kojima-san!

    • Big_Boss88

      Aye this is what I feel too when watching this style and I’m sure we ain’t the only ones 🙂 !

      • SamOp

        Aye mate,aye!

  • No Place For Hayter

    Well I appreciate the effort Kojima puts into it :), the camera work is unique and well used thus making it inciting and very interesting.

    But due to the camera works single shot nature and having to move around the set makes it more immersive like you are actually there because the camera itself is an entity with space that can’t run into anything, and this brings up the only problem I personally have with the camera work and that is when the cut-scene is in a small space (the example being the helicopter scene in GZ) due to the camera being an entity and has to move around everything else it makes tight spaces feel very cramped and thus takes away from the scene itself because it feels like instead of showing the scene the best way possible it is just simply trying to show the best it can while working is such a tight space.

    • MichaelPayneV

      “when the cut-scene is in a small space (the example being the helicopter scene in GZ) due to the camera being an entity and has to move around everything else it makes tight spaces feel very cramped”

      Isn’t that the whole point, in real life wouldn’t the Small Spaces feel Tight/Cramped?

      • No Place For Hayter

        well yeah it is, but I consider it far from the best way to present occurrences within such a confined space.

        • MichaelPayneV

          That’s the point, to create the Claustrophobia feel in tight Spaces, and proving that you don’t have to be First Person (*Cough, Alien Isolation) in order to make the player’s Character feel Cramped, to induce Claustrophobia.

          What you ara doing is judging a great Aspect of MGSV like is a Bad thing, when it actually works how it should, yet you find it weird.

          • No Place For Hayter

            For me personally it is more a negative than a positive, it is hard for me to become immersed if I don’t know what is going on and feel cramped, for me it hurts of events on screen with something that shouldn’t be an issue.

            Though I see how you find it a positive, I agree it is interesting, though it works against the scenes for me.

  • Mini gear

    I loved gz camera work I cant wait to see more

  • Machine Gun Kid

    Did someone say illuminati? no? just me? oh alright. Carry on lol

  • Shalashaska

    Honestly, With every day that passes I fear that this game maybe cancelled for old gen.. I know that they have promised it being multi platform thanks to the fox engine and i’m really hoping it is.. if they end up cancelling this now.. i will f***ing die, man.. i mean literally f***ing die.. i need this for my xbox 360 :'(
    Take your time, fix the game all you want but release it on all platforms, kojima.. please.. Please god PLEASE.
    After all .. this did start with old gen, didnt it ? And the Fox engine was made for old gen, wasnt it ? Some one please tell me they wont be cancelling it.. man i need more hope and trust in kojima san :/
    Please God .. please dont let this go.

    • Big_Boss88

      I hope it don’t happen either :(. That would be the kind of horrible fate, which no one should experience ;C.

      Don’t worry man if they for some reason cancel it, I will buy you new console to play it on.

      Anyway, have faith in Kojima and his partners! They delivered GZ for all so they have to do it with TPP too. Kojima love his fans and want to keep you happy :).

      • Shalashaska

        My heart will stop if that hapens, man :/
        Thanks buddy, you know what ? You’re PRETTY GOOD! 🙂

        I hope soo.. The Thing is that I do trust kojima but I still got that damn fear :/

    • FOX

      There is no way its cancelled for old gen. This game is being made in old gen in mind from the beginin, so don’t worry 😉

      • Shalashaska

        Thanks bud, Plus i just realized that they made GZ for old gen already.. not releasing TP for old gen now wouldn’t be a wise choice .. well i am hoping 🙂

        • Edward Wokhands

          There’s no chance it’ll be cancelled for last gen so don’t worry about it. As you said they already released GZ.

  • Big_Boss88

    Hmmm is there really no live stream for Taipei Game Show :(?… Few days more until it start but I really wanna see what they show. How am I supposed to enjoy my relaxing weekend if I know can’t watch it live omg D:< …

    • Mini gear

      we need to send the intel team

      • Big_Boss88

        Excellent plan ;D ! Nyxus can you put the plan in motion, maybe good to send in the best soldiers as it will be a dangerous mission.

        • Mr.Pony

          The R&D team has just finished devolving a new suit for this mission, they call it “The Fiddle-Suit”. This will alow you to remain undetected and at the same time lowers the damage taken by the fiddles

          • Big_Boss88

            ;D haha nice suit!

      • Liquid25

        Gather the S-Rank Intel soldiers 😛

  • IrionDaRonin

    …Hence the pain 😛

  • Javier Sosa

    The single camera shot it’s a great technique and it works very good with the intro of gz. The only moments they don’t use it it’s when you interact with the chopper and when you use the spray.

    BUT, maybe it’s a mistake to use it in every single scene of the game. In the trailers there are some images that will be better with changes of camera. And with the continuous movement of camera there are a little confusing.
    I watch this scene in 60fps and still it’s feels rare to my eyes

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    I bet beyoncé is already playing TPP 🙁

    • MichaelPayneV

      To get ready for TPP she is playing Snake Eater, look heheh.
      http://www.blogcdn.com/main.stylelist.com/media/2010/02/beyonce-nintendo-590ls020310.jpg

      • DarpaLT.Sigma_

        Oh hell no , haha that proves it! They have snake Eater on 3ds??.. awesome

        • MichaelPayneV

          Yes, is Called MGS3DS

          • DarpaLT.Sigma_

            Does it have online multiplayer functionality?

          • MichaelPayneV

            Don’t know.

      • Shalashaska

        She be like “Boy he look hawt in that face paint”

      • Big_Boss88

  • Mini gear

    I have the feeling we don’t have a release date cause kojima doesn’t know weather to release it at a time or delay more for the details like porta potty sound

    • Invader_skoodge

      I bet that’s what’s going on at KojiPro. Everyone: It’s ready to ship. Kojima: Just a minute. Stahp it! When there’s a sandstorm and snake isn’t wearing goggles, make it so that he gets sand in his eyes. Everyone: Okay back to the drawing board. Push back the release date. Kojima: (b ^3^ )b ♥

      • korruption

        Hilarious!

        And yet… *sniffle* =(

      • Edward Wokhands

        As SOON as I saw that video with him saying he told them to add a sound to the door and add water leaking when you shoot the tank I thought exactly what you just said. The game will never have a release date until he fills a bluray disk. Then he’ll just make it PC only and we’ll all have to buy a Google server with it preinstalled.

        • Mini gear

          to be honest id buy it at its current development no problem

    • Shalashaska

      Exactly What i’ve been saying and thinking! My bet is that he will take every second he has to ensure that even the horse’s poop sounds realistic and that it splatters well on the ground.. that the goat’s “baa” is Goat-like and the DD’s movements match those of wolves to the very pixel of DD’s Fur (Y) kudos to kojima san (Y)

      • Edward Wokhands

        I bet part of the TPP budget says “Goat tied to balloon recording session”.

        • Shalashaska

          hahaha man that cracked me up.. So true, I wouldnt be surprised at all.. I wonder how I didnt think of that xD

    • Big_Boss88

      Yea I agree, but Mini 1 month done already cant be much more ^_^ !

  • Mini gear

    are head phones or speakers better for gz? I dunno

    • Shalashaska

      Headphones. Any game, ALWAYS HEADPHONES.

      • Mini gear

        yeah, I had are hard time picking

        • Shalashaska

          Always pick headphones for gaming because the sounds will be more defined depending on the quality of your headphones.. get good ones.. And If you use a speaker.. it’ll just be all over the place which cuts out the immersion of gaming 🙂

      • Big_Boss88

        Definitely this. 😉

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    I wonder if Kaz Miller will ever get his own robotic arm and leg from the R&D unit at mother base . It’s only fair for him on his road to revenge . I mean really, there’s always 3 snakes in these metal gear games (correct me if I’m wrong) , solid/naked snake, liquid/ocelot, and solidus(kaz?). If Ocelot and Big Boss get some playtime in the field in mgo3 , Kaz has the right too! Damnit this man needs some justice, they played him like a Damn fiddle out there!

    • RJRO

      Well, if i remember correctly, Miller trained Solid Snake so i suppose that he needs his full body to do so. Or maybe he just trained Solid with one arm and got a nice prosthetic leg.

    • Javier Sosa

      He wont use robotics limbs for the impact he produces walking bad and without arm.

    • Big_Boss88

      I wonder this too, maybe Kaz will get his own before he go separate ways with Big Boss :).

      Or then he want to be without them, to remind him of things lost.

      Btw,welcome to MGI friend ;D, forgot to say it in earlier article. <3

      • DarpaLT.Sigma_

        Thanks man 🙂 I read your comments all the time n plenty others , see ya around xD

    • Big_Boss88

      Also I’m curious to find out how Kaz actually loses his limbs, and will they show it…well that would be nasty :C.

      Other thing I wonder is how his friendship with Big Boss breaks apart ;(… Tears will pour down then I’m sure.

  • Mini gear
    • Venom_Sina

      Give me one of those!!!Who want some???

  • Glasscut

    Play testing is here = kojima and a few people are not getting a lot of sleep.. Which is good for us. muahahahaa..

  • MGS V: Ground Zeroes – Bombs Away!: http://youtu.be/LTaQaecegq4

    • Big_Boss88

      Lol this is awesome ;), saw similar one on steam forums I think. Pretty accurate blow up :D.

      • Mini gear

        I love using c4 to send things flying

    • Mr.Pony

      Nothing beats jeep catapult nor even ZEKE

      • Mini gear

        I wonder if zeke is in tpp, or if they forget it exist and move on

        • Big_Boss88

          Parts of this looks quite similar to ZEKE imo, but with some differences too:
          http://i.imgur.com/ISXTlb4.jpg

          Maybe it was one of the reasons why Skull Face decided to attack MB too, to obtain it for himself and might’ve upgraded it during the years.

          But I could be wrong though and it might be a totally new metal gear. There is 9 years apart in the time after all when MSF was destroyed. It will be interesting to find out what happened to it after GZ, if we get to hear that.

          • Mr.Pony

            Zeke was in the bottom sea wasn’t it? I always believed that the one in the trailer was ZEKE rebuilt

          • Big_Boss88

            Yea it was, but I wonder if they somehow could’ve recovered it :P. It maybe sound too ridiculous, I mean how could they lol.

            ZEKE rebuilt has actually been one of my thoughts too and the one that perhaps makes most sense, but forgot to mention it :).

          • Venom_Sina

            Maybe Skullface and his XOF team recovered ZEKE and modified it the way they want.

          • Big_Boss88

            Yeah we’ll see :), something else I been thinking too: “The scientist was our way in.” Maybe around the GZ ending they captured Huey and might blackmail/make Huey somehow to design a similar Metal Gear during the years.

            How might this happen, well maybe Strangelove got somehow abducted before GZ starts, when Kaz told us in GZ that she left MSF. And we know how Huey felt about her in PW, so maybe he would do anything for her.

            Or then just offering something to Huey for doing it, like new robotic legs like in Red Band trailer (maybe not enough to betray lol) etc. So he work for Skull Face when he maybe think BB, Kaz and the rest are dead. I dunno…not sure what happen to Huey after GZ really. Huey gotta have something to do with it because of trailers torture scenes.

            In Sins of the Father trailer, Ocelot says something along these lines “He mentioned something interesting, Cipher is pursuing new research. He claims what they’re doing in Africa is the missing piece. A weapon to surpass Metal Gear”. It has made me think if Huey is the one that reveals this, when he is being tortured by BB, Kaz and Ocelot. So not sure which group Huey is working for in TPP if he knows this or what he been doing.

          • Mr.Pony

            Truth is we don’t really know if it was Huey the traitor, Strangelove left MSF as soon as ZEKE was done. The fact that Huey continues to work for MSF after the incident (it seems so in the trailers) may be a clue that he may not be the traitor after all, maybe Kojima just wants us to think like he is. Either that or they captured him tortured him and made him work for them again.

          • Big_Boss88

            Hmm very true, Kojima and his buddies might have made us think like that.
            Either way, one thing I know is that he is being tortured because Big Boss and Kaz wanna know was it him or if had part in it :).

            We know that it was Big Boss’ and Kaz’s plan to refuse the UN inspection. Huey maybe knew this, but decided to speak to them in behalf of MSF and allow the inspection. And then when on route to
            MB, he told BB everything was going “great”, while he might be ready to
            take off from MB when XOF arrive for all I know. But it perhaps still doesn’t mean it was him and not sure would he be the kind of guy to betray BB and Kaz, would gotta be a strong reason. But I’m excited to see how will Kaz or Big Boss believe his words in the torture part.

          • Mr.Pony

            For now i believe he is the one who betrayed them but i also believe that it was for some reason as you said, maybe blackmail or something like that. Either that or he was working all aong for Cypher, just like Paz. o.O

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.Just like you said.I think they made Huey to cooperate with them in order to take down MSF.”The scientist was our way in.”is the proof.One other thing,according to a cassette tape in GZ,looks like Chico talked too.He gave some valuable information about mother base,staff,etc…

            Ahhh man!!!There are a lot of good theories out there!!!

          • Mini gear

            I must know ;_: why cant this game come soon enough, id give anything to play it before Q2

          • MichaelPayneV

            If you ask me this Metal Gear resembles a Ridgeback, which got me thinking that maybe the name of this Metal Gear is Metal Gear Ridgeback, i mean Rex was named after a living creature.
            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Rhodesian_ridgeback.jpg

        • Mr.Pony

          Kaz: “Hey Boss what about our nuclear weapon at the bottom of the Caribbean sea? Shouldn’t we go get it?”

          Boss: “Let it go Kaz, we have money we will build another…I’m playing with DD now…”

          Kaz: ” Let it go?! But it his a expensive weapon Boss!”

          Boss “Urgh, fine Kaz we’ll go get it… *mummers* greedy bastard…”

    • Ryan Mchugh

      you guys really know how to mix it up i laughed like hell robin hood the best catapulter in the land.

  • Maik O’Bannon

    What if the goddamn release date is the 1st of April?
    Isn’t fool’s day a good one to descend into madness?
    Kojima fools us a lot,also.

    • Mini gear

      of it aint march Aprils fine too, after that its too far with this game being basically done

  • decoyF0XX

    What do you guys think about this??

    Morning question: playing as Snake & Ocelot is confirmed! How do you imagine that will change a match? What would you like to see happen?— Metal Gear Online (@MetalGearOnline) January 28, 2015

    • Big_Boss88

      It would make it harder maybe, which is not a bad thing.

      Ocelot: 12 shots…this time I’ve got 12 shots.

      Make each shot count ;D.

      • decoyF0XX

        Yeah! It can be a reward for the toughest players. Making the game a bit more challenging/thrilling for them.

        “Reloading like this…It’s a revolution!”

  • PrinceHeir

    I actually think Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain has the perfect camera for a third person game.

    Being able to control camera in all directions, even being able to look at Snake as he sneaks through.

    Resident Evil 6 was the same as well, being able to adjust camera angles, sensitivity as well as speed. I really hope The Phantom Pain will have similar options from RE6 since i really think RE6 perfected it.

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