Sean Eyestone and Tan Ziang will attend this year’s E3

Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, senior producer at Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, confirmed via Twitter that Kojima and himself will not attend the E3 this year, but other team members will be present. He tweeted to JP Kellams of Platinum Games:


When asked whether Kojima will be at the show, he said:


He’s talking about Sean Eyestone and Tan ‘Jackie’ Ziang, who also gave a live gameplay performance last year, behind closed doors. This suggests they may do another gameplay demo, but nothing has been confirmed so far.


Jackie and Sean rehearsing the E3 presentation, last year

Also: tomorrow, just after the Microsoft conference, the new MGSV trailer by Kojima will debut at Youtube’s live coverage show.

Ken explained he cannot answer any questions regarding Konami’s reorganization and the current status of (the disbanded) Kojima Productions. ‘I hope you understand’, he added.


Source: Ken-ichiro Imaizumi Twitter (1,2,3)

  • Sly

    Africa DD gameplay?…let me stop fueling the hype lol. Glad to Sean and Jackie there.

    • Raymondius

      Maybe we will see Jackie rescued for the third time!

      • Sly

        Jackie is Gray Fox confirmed.

        • CrazyGuy207

          More like Zadornov.

  • Sn4ke_911


    • Ninja_Se7eN

      True fans will be there to support the great game developers and not their evil publishers ;).

  • cardboardbox engineer

    they are not risking it,,,,, (giving the stage to the man who created the bloody game)

  • Bramdeman

    Really liked the duo. Seans voice is very nice to listen to. They did a great job last year.

    • glitchbomb

      I know, right!? I used to enjoy him the most out of everyone back when they only had the podcast. Him and ludo of course.

  • Bummer!

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    WHY should they throw eggs?those who will throw eggs are not mgs fans

    • Bramdeman

      Your username is legendary! XD

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet


  • Solidus TΓΌrk


  • Cipher

    It’s a shame the man can’t be there to talk about his game :((
    at this point, I’m just glad that this “restructuring” happened during the final stages of development

  • Sn4ke_911

    Since Jackie and Eyestone will be at E3 it makes me think that we might get a new gameplay demonstration.

    New location …snow!!!?? :O

    Those gameplay demonstrations are always so well done, camera movement,
    which items to use etc. it’s always planned and Jackie (the player)
    puts in over 100 hours to make sure everything works as planned.

    Maybe new MGSV trailer at Geoff’s stream and gameplay presentation at Sony’s press conference?

    • Batzi

      We will. And guess what? New location.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    So, anyone know a good site to catch this show live?

  • Tong Ninja

    Sean is a cool guy! πŸ˜€ He seems so chilled.

    Jackie is a brilliant gamer/game tester as well. I saw one of his Ground Zeroes playthroughs on Kojima Station, he finished that “Destroy the Anti-aircraft weapons” mission in 4 minutes or something. Insane!

  • Sn4ke_911

    The dream is dead, Metal Gear Rising 2 is not happening. πŸ™

    • Sn4ke_911


      • PsychoMantis18

        That sounds more optimistic

      • Tong Ninja

        Loved the first Metal Gear Rising! πŸ™‚
        Hope Platinum Games can get a hold of it …

  • Golgari

    If these guys are there… Can we expect another gameplay presentation from them?
    I want some sandbox stealth action.

    • I thunk they’ll show gameplay and a trailer. It’s E3 playa!

  • Daburcor

    I suppose this isn’t that big a surprise, but it’s still a bummer all the same.

  • Sn4ke_911

    Personal assistant of Kojima.


    • πŸ™

    • Well, let’s see this from the positive angle, that means that Kojima is working hard on the game, so he doesn’t have time to go E3. πŸ™‚

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I was afraid this was gonna happen. Konami throwing everyone into a deep shithole confirmed. Kojima will find his way out though. He’s smarter than them.

  • kirtanloorii

    This pretty much confirms a gameplay-focused trailer.

    • I think it’ll be both a trailer and a gameplay demonstration. It is E3 and they need da hype

  • Gatsu

    Sad that they can’t be there :C…but also happy that at least Jackie and Sean will be present :).
    A good chance that we’ll see gameplay footage and the epic trailer.

    • I like to look at it like “they’re finishing off the phantom pain and need to be in Japan”

    • Mini gear

      60% chance he got captured again in a trailer :p

  • Batzi

    Nyxus, we both know this means gameplay is coming.

    • snakeitachi

      Will you watch it though?

      • Batzi

        Of course I will.

  • JoJo

    If I’m not mistaken wasn’t the TGS Africa gameplay mission to extract a render of Jackie from enemy forces?

    • Javier

      And in afg too

    • Yeah, freaking guy is always getting caught.

  • bosskhalife


  • bosskhalife

    kaz vs fox…………………………

  • PrinceHeir


  • ObsessedGeorge

    Too bad. It would have been the most memorable E3 moments if Kojima was going to be presenting the game. The last E3, from his last MGS title. Now only one thing remains… Retribution!

  • Crazyboi_06


    • No Place For Hayter

      I think most of us agree, but I don’t think any of us could have put it in such beautiful language, truly a literary marvel πŸ˜‰

      • Raymondius

        To be fair, we all have felt the same way at some point in the last events, some of us just were lucky not to have written our thoughts, but they would’ve sounded something like that. lol

      • Joaquin Romero Victorica

        Let the rage come back to life XD. Seriously in hoping to see the E3 crow screaming for Kojima!!

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          Seriously wtf

    • Javier Cho

      here ,eat a snicker.

      • Crazyboi_06

        Lmao!!! Yeah i know

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        Love your pic my name is oh dae su

    • MrVux007

      “buys next good Konami game”

  • Javier

    I quit, this is too hard.

    • Mini gear

      its good as it is, very nice art, i tried once but im as unsteady and cordinated as a blind penguin

      • No Place For Hayter

        I would love to draw, but it would take a whole class just to get started for me because I can picture the whole thing but I can’t get there one piece at a time, I just kind of hope it appears for me as a finished whole all at once, lol. I can see the end but I can’t get there.

        • Mini gear

          same hear, i can see buetifull art that i cant do in my head

    • MrVux007


      • Javier

        Maybe I will try it again when I get a better image. The original was very pixelated.

  • LiquidCampbell

    Best comunity ever about Metal Gear!
    Love you guys! <3

    • No Place For Hayter

      We love ourselves to πŸ˜‰

  • ThisIsSnake

    Proper giggled at Ken’s comment about refraining from throwing eggs!

  • Alex Lopez Manriquez

    the konami booth will have extra security

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    Guys dont worry about the ttailer textures.doom 4s teaser had bad textures but the gameplay had fuckin awesome graphics.fallout is coming this year. do you think mad max will affect mgsv

    • No Place For Hayter

      I think TPP will effect Mad Max, lol.

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        Sirry i wrote dis on a mobilrr phone

        • No Place For Hayter

          I can type retarded on a perfectly normal keyboard, so you got one up on me, lol.

  • vic boss

    Do you guys think that Witcher 3 or fallout 4 , can beat TPP as GOTY for this year? It’s cause I haven’t actually played neither witcher 3 or any of the previous fallout games, so that’s why I’m asking.

    • Mini gear

      both very good, very very good but, tpp severly outclassed them in my book a year ago

    • No Place For Hayter

      That makes both you and me for the Witcher, I’m waiting for some complete edition πŸ™‚

      I personally recommend playing the first two Fallout games (both of which have some major patch restoration mod which you would want to install along with the game before you play them) and then play the other fallout games such as 3 or new vegas if you want to, but be warned of two things, 1 that the Fallout games after 2 pale in comparison, and that they are Bethesda games (one was Obsidian I know, but it is still the same engine and same community so this point works) so there are a lot of mods and fan patches because the games themselves are a mess.

      And to answer your actual question, I personally do not see Fallout 4 as even a contender, I know everyone else is super hype and happy about it and will enjoy it but to me it is another piece of crap from Bethesda which I will play a year or two down the line with patches and mods. So that leaves Witcher 3 and TPP, like I said I haven’t played Witcher 3 but what I know about it and what I know/played of the first two it will be amazing when I play it, but still it does not match up to TPP, MGS has always been at the forefront pushing technology, creativity, imagination, story, well everything and TPP is no different (though TPP is the only MGS to actually take a misstep concerning game mechanics, but that does not make the rest of the game any less important or awesome) so in this case TPP wins simply off of what we know about the game what we know about Hideo Kojima and what we know about the MGS legacy, so despite the fact that Witcher 3 is out and TPP isn’t I can still say with confidence that TPP will not be beat in GOTY.

      • MrVux007

        i think i will buy Fallout 4 as soon as it comes out..while Witcher 3 i will wait until they fix the issues and until they release the GOTY edition…. cant wait mate

    • Ravenous

      I hardly think Fallout 4 will be able to be categorized as a contender for GOTY, it’s just been announced, and the standard is at 1 year between announcement and release πŸ˜‰ maybe next year though πŸ™‚

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet


    • Tong Ninja

      To be honest it’s possible. We haven’t play MGSV: TPP yet and Fallout just got announced as well. But the Fallout 4 presentation was excellent so it does looks like a Game of the Year contender.

      BUT both MGSV: TPP and Witcher 3 are definite contenders along with Bloodborne and possibly Batman: The Arkham Knight. 2015 is a wonderful year for gaming and movies as well πŸ˜€
      2014 was forgettable haha!

  • Icosikaidigon

    So, Jackie is the guy who played all those demos, and Sean is the guy who did all the English commentary, right?

    • No Place For Hayter


  • hunner

    Hopefully it’s like e3 2014, we get a nice cinematic trailer than next week they show the closed demo gameplay. maybe a new area

  • Tong Ninja

    Less than 10.5 hours, the SNEAK PEEK trailer for MGSV will be shown.

    Afterwards, the FULL trailer will be show in less than 12.5 hours.

    Hope everyone sees it live. HYPE! πŸ˜€

    • MrVux007

      still to loooong πŸ˜€

      • Tong Ninja

        I know, but I’m so excited! πŸ˜€

    • Lefta_Gaming

      What time zone is this

      • Tong Ninja

        For everyone πŸ™‚

  • Mini gear

    only one thing i can think of thats bad in tpp… the draw distence, it feels a bit weird seeing grass grow and phaze out within 30 feet of big boss, though some afgan bushes go far out, and like bb and dd driving the farther areas look so unrenderd. its not too bad but it is a bit odd. for some reason though afgan handles it much better and i can see the fround textures ( which are beutifull, ive spent 20 minutes in GZ staring at the ground.) from pretty far away, what are youre thoughts on render distence? but seriosly i saw nothing wrong with afgan and africa looked fine at tgs but that one driving picture though.

  • Mago Som


  • Timmy Hortons

    I really hope they’ll show a last gameplay presentation!!!!

  • Tobi Kun

    Oh… that explains why i can’t manage a member of my base called “Ziang Tan”. xD

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