After a long periode of (near) silence, Kojima has finally started posting some tweets related to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In his updates he is showing off two Metal Gear figures: White Raiden by Gecco (for more info and pictures go here) and Quiet by Play Arts.
“This one is by Mamegyorai. Limited MGSV GZ JAMAIS VU Raiden white version. Pictures taken by myself.”
“PlayArtsKAI’s Quiet is coming soon. Yoji, a supervisor says some soft materials enables to be pushed & lifted. lol”
It’s unclear whether the communications block has been lifted, or just liberalized, but either way, it’s good to get some updates related to the game and from inside the studio again – even if it’s just about merchandise.
Kojima also shared a photo of himself with Geoff Keighley, video game journalist and producer of last year’s Video Game Awards show (which he will do again this year). MGSV had a precence at last year’s show, the new Metal Gear Online was shown for the first time and Kiefer Sutherland himself introduced Kojima onto the stage. Geoff Keighley tweeted about this encounter as well.
“I ran into Geoff in front of Godzilla.”
Kojima and Keighley consider themselves friends and Keighley conspired with Kojima earlier when The Phantom Pain debuted at the VGAs of 2012. But whether this is really just a coincidental encounter, or they’re planning something together, remains to be seen.