I don't think Ground Zeroes is actually a game at this point. I'm guessing that it's like a Tanker/Virtuous Mission scenario to the larger Plant/Operation Snake Eater scenario, both of which will make up MGS5. Though I don't think that's necessarily going to be Phantom Pain per-se; I still think that's some sort of hallucination, and a metaphor to Big Boss's transformation from the man at the end of Peace Walker to the man in Metal Gear 1.
I expect we may see some more Kojima-esque mind-fuckery before they lift the lid off of MGS5 proper, and we see all these different bits come together to make one game.
It's obviously connected to MGS I don't know what deafmutes is thinking, not all mods have to play devils advocate all the time lol. All you have to do is look at how the trailer is cut and compare it to MGS4/Ground Zeroes trailers. You don't even have to look at the content of the trailer but that gives it away more.
But I think it's too far to say it's the same game as Ground Zeroes though, I'd wait and see on that.
yes definitely imo. I would not be surprised if the story shows the cloning process that created Solid/Liquid/Solidus and will allow you to play as one of them. This is basically the last prequel Kojima could do unless he does one focusing on the boss.
Can't believe I'm getting in on all this but here's another tinfoil hat theory incoming. The soldiers in the Phantom Pain video seem to be wearing strikingly similar fatigues/pants as those in the GZ trailer.
Yeah it is, KojiPro doesn't have the resources to develop two games of this kind at once. Hell, they're "outsourcing" multiplayer to their new LA studio. I see some people jumping through hoops for absolutely no reason trying to find reasons why it would be two games. I saw someone saying that "Ground Zeroes" will be a small, downloadable game. Others that it will be a prologue sequence to the full game. The next Metal Gear game was described as a massive open world game taking place in several locations around the world. It's not small, it's not a spinoff, it's fucking MGS5, from the start it has always been that. And this Phantom Pain trailer is part of it. It uses the same freaking assets FFS. This thread is worse than the original Carnival of Stupid.
The more I look at stuff from this the more I think that GZ and Phantom Pain have to be the same game. The character model for Snake is almost 100% the same and the fact that the Moby Dick site has PS3/360 logos on it makes it seem like it's also coming to current gen. I also just don't see them teasing MGS5 until after GZ is out or them releasing two games in a short time frame, especially when this generation is coming to an end. Maybe plans changed from having them be separate games.
RoboPlato i agree with you, most likely it's just the mind control from psycho mantis. If you compare the segment where the one patient is crouch running and compare it to the mgs ground zeroes trailer crouch run, they seem to have some resemblance. I would say it is the same engine.