From the minute The Phantom Pain premiered at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards there was talk about the truth behind the mysterious title. Its development team, Moby Dick Studios, and creator, Joakim Mogren were complete unknowns. Unknowns don't premier a new game at the VGA Awards. They generally don't sit with Konami's team or have a site that's only a few weeks old, either.
Oh, and the game stars a character who looks suspiciously like Metal Gear Solid's Snake/Big Boss.