RUMOR: Is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Propaganda for The Phantom Pain?

RUMOR: Is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Propaganda for The Phantom Pain?

Hideo Kojima is a master ruseman.

As the mastermind behind Konami’s wildly popular Metal Gear Solid series, he has managed to throw both journalists and diehard fans for a loop in almost every single release. However, with the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, he might be planning the biggest ruse of all.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes takes place in 1975, nine years before Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. While both games tie together, nobody has managed to connect the two…until now. With the following evidence, one can deduce that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is Patriots propaganda to glorify Big Boss’ actions.

In the debut trailer for The Phantom Pain, you can see Big Boss crawling through a hallway.

However, if you look closely, you can see a poster on a bulletin board…of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

RUMOR: Is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Propaganda for The Phantom Pain?

This might be a mere coincidence, there a few more things to keep in mind. For one, Kojima originally wanted a 70s-like grainy filter for the game…much like an old propaganda war film.

RUMOR: Is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Propaganda for The Phantom Pain?

Finally, one has to wonder why Hideo Kojima had newcomer Kiefer Sutherland voice Snake instead of series veteran David Hayter. However, David Hayter hasn’t explicitly said that he is not in The Phantom Pain. In addition, the initial trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes says “From FOX, two phantoms were born.”

This could mean that one is Kiefer Sutherland (Ground Zeroes), while the other is David Hayter (The Phantom Pain). This could mean that the real Big Boss is none other than David Hayter…while Kiefer Sutherland plays an impostor.

RUMOR: Is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Propaganda for The Phantom Pain?

Do you think these theories are on the mark? Let us know in the comments.