Hideo Kojima has officially parted ways with Konami after 19 years of service to work in the motion picture industry.
battle royal 3, dir Kojima-san, BEASTLY
well then, best of luck in your new ventures Kojima (deep down im still hoping the whole fallout was just a big ruse leading to this day)
you guys know what day it is today right?
its april first, one of two reasons why I didnt even read the article
a page is turned and it's hard to believe. his face pops up in my head everytime i hear or see Konami written. I wonder what Konami will do without him, i just hope they follow the footsteps of SquareEnix or SEGA by letting most of their talent out the door.
I believe he is leaving Konami. That is not an April Fools joke. You do not start an April Fools joke 30 days out and nosedive a company's stock costing investors tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sake of a joke. We also cannot expect all real news to cease because of the calendar. What I do not see is Kojima stating he is leaving the game industry altogether. Remarking he originally wanted to do something is not the same as saying the reason he is leaving is to go do that very thing. He has made the movie/novel comment numerous times over the years. It isn't that this article is a bad April Fools joke but rather it is simply erred deduction and bad reporting.
Thanks for reminding me its april 1st! Man i forgot and was about to have a Really ****** up day/week/month/year/life... i was already contiplating a downward spiral. And my departure from the videogame scene as well. They got me, but i dont care just as long its not true lol. Great work apixelatedview.com ^_^.
Is it really april 1st? Or is this an april fools joke??
Movie Industry is Dead/unoriginal. So this is a bad Business decision. Fast Furious 7 taken 3 Jurassic World/4
i agree, but kojima wouldnt need to go down that milking road, he has more talent than 90% of these new directors
That's just hollywood. I can assure you the film industry is thriving.
@badboyz09 I assure you if it was dead they wouldn't spend 200-500 million dollars a movie to make more than that
Chose the wrong day to make it official. I don't buy it.
It's probably bull shit. But I'd like to buy it. I mean, deep down Kojima wanted to be a Director, and he changed gaming in 98 when Metal Gear went 3D. I would say he doesn't have anything left to prove in gaming. Although... I do need ZOE 3. It would be awesome to see his once young man's dream finally become a reality. I wouldn't be mad at you Kojima! I love you!
You and me both-not to mention the other billion people who knows what day it is. The internet is for entry level pranksters. I glued coins to the pavement and watched as people tried to pick them up-it was literally worth the money.
maybe this whole ordeal was one big April Fools set up?
He won't leave MGS until MGSV is ready to ship. Silent Hills he is also working on. That is not finished yet either. I think more so its likely he has chosen to sell Metal Gear and all of its assets over to Konami or something to that extent. So he can walk away from it for good and do something new.
Push Square just published an article saying Kojima is joining them as a reviewer... I'm not sure of anything right now.
When I read the article title my heart felt it for a bit, but then I remembered it was April fools. Now I don't know how to feel.
Has to be April fools. If not then look at the bright side. A least finally we will get a freaking live action MGS movie.
I don't know. Is that a good thing? Just because it's called Metal Gear Solid doesn't necessarily mean it'll be any good. But yeah. Definitely april's fools XD
Would have believed it, if it weren't the first of April.
David Hayter also wrote that letter saying that he isn't in the game on April fools last year so I don't buy this.
konami is a sinking ship now. lol..
Kojima has a brilliant mind but he still needs talented programmers, designers, etc he cant make a game by himself What they did with FOX engine shows what they are able to do.
Talent can't go anywhere without se sort of direction.
Engines dont make a game. Engines are a dime a dozen these days. Unity3d and unreal engine just went free. Unreal engine was used to make every batman arkham game including this new one. Sorry but fox engine is nothing special. The man with his writing, trailers, and ideas is what made those games. Artists and programmers are great and all, but again.. art dont sell the game. People dont buy metal gear cause its pretty. They buy it because its an experience. You can throw money and people at a problem, doesnt mean your going to get a good product. Thats how game companies go bankrupt. They should recognize kojima was their bread and butter.
Ok it's April 1st please say it's all a bad joke
Konami I believe, but gaming? NEVER!
One does not just leave the video games industry.
Kojima knows that first-hand but fans at this point would respect him when and if he does.
April 1st...I'm going to leave it at that.
Good Luck Kojima-san
I was looking for the inevitable April Fool's Day article. I am guessing this one will have to do for now.
I mentioned it was April 1st in a different thread and got 10 disagrees. So I think my calendar might be wrong.
Guess the joke is on you then?
The tweet doesn't exist. April fools, obviously.
So are the mods taking this down yet or no
Brace yourself for a bucket load of weak kojima April fools articles. I have seen two so far. So unoriginal also.
Not much of a jump to movies, with all his cut scenes...
Kojima isn't the one making the April Fool's joke, this website is. Like the guy said above, the tweet doesn't even exist. Someone in a public company can't do something like that due to stocks. They could get sued.
Check his official twitter https://twitter.com/hideo_k... There's no such announcement. Please guys, check your facts before believing what you read :D
"For more perspectives on the world of gaming from gamers like yourself – and April Fool’s tomfoolery – keep coming back to A Pixelated View."
Kojima is trolling
Bye Kojima (said in a: Bye Felicia! kinda way) And yes, I gather it's april fools' day, but with all things considered, he might consider it and then come back to make video games.
WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!??
I heard he has lost the plot and has been dressing up as snake on weekends and wants to go find himself in the jungle. Who knows.
This might be one of the best April Fools jokes. I'm gonna wait and see.
Even though this is probably an April Fools joke I can see it happening. Kojima has wanted to get into motion pictures for a long time now. He probably won't give up game design all together, but I can see him taking a break from it for a while.
If its real then I can tell that he always wanted to do this from the days of Metal Gear Solid on PS1. His games were more like movie-games. Long cutscenes etc.
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