Microsoft kicked off its press conference with a fresh new look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The demonstration revealed a few elements of the open-world Afghanistan the game will be taking place in. The desert setting and most shockingly, Snake’s ability to stealth while riding a horse will no doubt bring a lot of early comparisons to Red Dead Redemption.

However, the more espionage aesthetic the series is known for eventually kicks in, as well as a few returning characters like Master Miller and Hal Emmerich’s father.

No doubt, the game is going to be huge early hit for the next generation and the Xbox One. The much hyped FOX Engine looks amazing, and Metal Gear Solid looks as intriguing as ever. Stay tuned for more this week at E3