Actor extraordinaire Troy Baker plays Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and he commented in an interview on Kinda Funny Games that the game is very, very big.
I’m anxious to see how people will look at this new Metal Gear, because it’s really different man. It fits perfectly within the rest of the franchise, and in same ways I think it’s…. It’s gonna be really good, but I’m really curious to see what people think.
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 that he applauds Kiefer Sutherland for how he approached his work on Snake and especially how he faced the not-so-friendly reaction to his role from part of the fanbase:
He came in and… 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 and “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.”
I was like “Good on you man”, because they put him through the fuc*ing ringer man.
I can’t say I’m not quite eager to get my hands on Kojima-san’s new work. Hopefully we’ll hear about a release date soon enough.