Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom pain deals with plenty of taboos and features a pretty dark story when compared to previous Metal Gear games. Within this dark universe we are being introduced to a new character, a character that has faced some criticism since it was first revealed.
The character I’m referring to is non-other than Quiet!
Who she is, where does she come from and how does she fit into the story isn’t known. However, outside of the video game, we know a lot about Quiet actually. The character is being played by model/actress Stefanie Joosten.
Speaking in an interview, Joosten said that she has been involved with the project for over three years, ever since the game was known as Project Ogre.
From the footage we have seen so far, Joosten has done an impressive job portraying this voiceless character. She is not only doing the voiceover (humming, grunting), but motion capture is also her responsibility. Joosten revealed that she received some military training in supervision of Shinkawa and Kojima before doing motion capture for Quiet.
Like I said, Quiet has been criticized ever since she was introduced as a character in Metal Gear Solid V. It was mainly due to the way she dressed. However, Joosten says that her attire will make sense once we play the game. Similar comments have been made by Kojima in the past as well.
Joosten again emphasized that The Phantom Pain features a dark story and fans may come to hate some of the characters. Speaking more about Quiet, Joosten said “she is a very strong character” and “has a strong sense of pride.”
She also indicated that there are some powers of Quiet that hasn’t been revealed yet. We have already seen her using black smudge under her eyes and moving faster than a bullet.
Her relationship with Big Boss will depend on the decisions players will make. Joosten said “she is very closed and kind of keeps to the background” at first. It’s something you will have to see for yourself, according to Joosten.
Players can skip her story altogether or engage her as much as they want to involve her more. There is a lot of freedom and players will choose how to handle Quiet.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is expected in September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Follow the link above to know more about Quiet.