A new report by the folks at GameSpot has claimed that Hideo Kojima will leave Konami once Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is released.
The report states that there has been a fallout between Kojima Productions and Konami, leaving many senior members of staff with restricted use of corporate internet, emails, and phone. It also means that senior members, such as Mr Kojima himself, will be making very limited appearances up until the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. An inside source told GameSpot:
After we finish MGSV, Mr. Kojima and upper management will leave Konami. They said their contract ends in December. At a team meeting, Mr Kojima explained that team have to be one and make a good game for fans.
However, Konami have released a statement, however it simply doesn’t deny the report, stating:
As we have already announced, we are shifting our production structure to a headquarters-controlled system, in order to establish a steadfast operating base capable of responding to the rapid market changes that surround our digital entertainment business. Konami Digital Entertainment (including Mr. Kojima), will continue to develop and support Metal Gear products. Please look forward to future announcements
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