The Phantom Pain runs on the Fox Engine

Joakim Mogren has spoken. The bandaged and definitely fictional CEO of Moby Dick Studios, alleged developer of The Phantom Pain, spoke with GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley about the game. If by "spoke about the game" you mean "sat in front of a logo and nervously deflected questions." Which in this case we do.

While the Invisible Swede said all of Keighley's questions--is this a Metal Gear game, is it for next-gen systems, what happened to your face--will be answered at the Game Developer's Conference later this month, one detail did emerge early: The Phantom Pain is indeed running on Kojima Productions' FOX Engine.

Of course, so is the next Pro Evolution Soccer. But given the rest of the flagrant hints that The Phantom Pain is Not What It Appears, we'll take this as another notch on the Metal Gear side. Maybe Pro Evolution Soccer has always been in the Metal Gear Universe, too, who knows.

Oh, also, Mogren's bandages are nearly identical to those of the other main patient from The Phantom Pain's debut trailer. Spooky!

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  • archnite - March 18, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    Keighly: "So this is on the FOX Engine?" Bandage Face "oops" *palms "ouch."
  • JMarsella09 - March 15, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    It would be so funny if this wasn't the next MGS game and the internet was just over analyzing.
  • ventanger - March 15, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    If this ends up being another handheld MGS, I swear I'm going to give "Joakim Mogren" a reason to wear those bandages.
  • BladedFalcon - March 15, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Love how they keep pretending that the Internet hasn't completely figured out their ruse :P Still, I guess it's fun to see them still playing along, ridiculous as it is XD
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 15, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    I love that they are keeping all the information about this game...under....wraps. I'LL BE HERE ALL WEEK!
  • TheDudeFromNowhere - March 15, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    lol, sooooooo clever.
  • artcellrox - March 16, 2013 1:16 a.m.

    *slow claps*
  • Ironarm - March 15, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    Just ten(?) more days until we learn more about this! I can't wait!

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