The first is an earlier version, the second the final box art. The character is closer in the first, drawing us into the eyes and scars of Big Boss. The second lets us see the full glory of that ponytail. Oh and it also erases the name Hideo Kojima entirely.
It’s confirmed then – the final box art for The Phantom Pain is ex-Kojima, with the badge for Kojima Productions also removed from the bottom of the image. Together with everything else we’ve heard to date, it seems pretty clear that Kojima and Konami will be parting ways and that they’re just working together at this point to get their final game together out the door.
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