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‘Metal Gear Solid 5’ title found in ‘The Phantom Pain’ logo

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During the Spike TV ‘Video Game Awards’ on Friday evening, a seemingly new franchise debuted during the show by the title of “The Phantom Pain”.

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Said to be developed by Moby Dick Studio, a development studio stationed in Sweden, it was soon discovered by internet sleuth Superannuation via Twitter that no one works for the company, thus leading to speculation on what the mysterious title could be.

Crafty members of the NeoGAF video game forums have deduced several interesting theories which suggest that “The Phantom Pain” is either “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” or, perhaps, even another title, possibly “Metal Gear Solid 5”.

The first piece of evidence we shall discuss is the possibility of “The Phantom Pain” being “Metal Gear Solid 5”.

A member of the NeoGAF forums noticed that letters appear in the negative space of the “The Phantom Pain” logo that seem to spell “Metal Gear Solid V” – find the normal image and an additional image to show the highlighted letters in our media gallery located here.

Cleaner images can be found here courtesy of NeoGAF -- image link. Image 2

The second piece is the supposed name of the CEO at Moby Dick Studio, Joakim Mogren. Initially it may not seem like anything special, however, consider that Joakin is an anagram of Kojima, meanwhile Mogren contains “Ogre”, a secondary title Kojima is known to be developing alongside “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” for consoles.

The last piece to this puzzle is the tagline given to “Ground Zeroes” -- “From “Fox”, two phantoms were born.” Does this suggest that Kojima’s “Fox Engine” is being used on “Ground Zeroes” as well as another title or is "Ground Zeroes" and "The Phantom Pain" -- aka "Metal Gear Solid 5" -- one in the same?

At this time, things remain a mystery. Geoff Keighley insists the title is a new game. He shared on Twitter:

Thanks for all the VGA feedback. The Phantom Pain is an a completely game, nothing that has been shown before. I assure you of that.

If it is a Hideo Kojima title, expect lots of future teases on “The Phantom Pain” leading to its next showing, which we can only hope comes at E3 2013.

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