Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which may very well be Hideo Kojima’s final game with Konami, has not only got us reminiscing about the weirdest moments in the series, but is also a brutal reminder that we’ll never see Silent Hills, no matter how much we try to wish it into existence. Though we thought we had seen the last of anything P.T.-releated, there’s a gameplay video (maybe several by now) that hit the web today, revealing the news that Kojima and the team slipped an easter egg from the cancelled title into MGS V.
The YouTube video at the top of the page, which comes from the Arekkz Gaming channel, shows viewers how to get to the easter egg in the Angola-Zaire Border Region, and how to trigger it by turning on the radio. Those who got a chance to play P.T. while it was still available will recognize that the story being reported on the radio is a direct reference to Silent Hills’ playable teaser.
The report tells of a man who killed his entire family using a shotgun and a cleaver. The description was gruesome, but serves as an intriguing suggestion that Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hills take place in the same universe. This obviously isn’t uncommon for separate games that come from a single developer, but it is interesting to ponder.
Though it is a questionable move on Kojima Productions’ and Konami’s part to keep something like this in, considering the cancelled game’s status, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there were more connections throughout the game. If they are indeed there, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date once we learn about them.
Have you been playing through Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? If so, have you found any other easter eggs? Let us know in the comments below. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back and play P.T.