We know the new Metal Gear Solid will adopt a more open structure.
But maybe we're not fully aware of just how big the game will be… In a recent Kinda Funny Games interview with voice actor Troy Baker (who plays Ocelot in MGSV), he made some very bold comments concerning The Phantom Pain .
First, he says he's "curious" to see how the long-time fans will react to the game because even though it "fits perfectly" in the franchise, it's still "really different." As for size, it's gonna be huge . In fact, he compared the new adventure to the massive RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim :
"It may be the biggest game I’ve ever seen. Just in terms of everything that you can do. Skyrim looks like an afternoon playpen next to it. It’s massive. It’s absolutely massive in what you can do."
Baker also mentioned Kiefer Sutherland, who has adopted the iconic role of Snake. Baker is aware that the hardcore faithful wanted David Hayter back but he really thinks Sutherland has handled the situation exceedingly well:
"…if you watched his feature at The Game Awards, I wanted to stand up and applaud the guy. Because the way he came out, the heart that he came out with, it’s just very contrite and gracious to all the fans.
There was like this understanding underneath: 'Look, I get it. You don’t want me to be snake. That’s fine. Neither did I, but let me tell you what made me fall in love with it, and how I told my other friends about how important this story means to the world and to entertainment period.'"
Baker said he believes the fans put Sutherland "through the fu***** ringer" and that makes the new Snake's reaction all the more impressive. In regards to the "playpen" comment, well…feel free to interpret. 😉
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain