Hideo Kojima's name has been removed from the Zone of the Enders HD Collection page on Konami's website.
seriously konami let this man go, its not like he has basically kept you relevant Kojima please come to sony and work on awesome games
I am going to LOL so hard if this is all 1 big April fools joke.
Removing him from Phantom Pain's stuff is what started the rumor mill. The other day (March 31st) people found that they removed his name from the Silent Hill stuff. Why would removing him from ZoE today be the big joke or make this whole thing a joke weeks in the making? Konami probably wants him gone but are keeping him around because they know they can't sell Phantom Pain as well if he leaves, fans will be even pissed than they already are.
They scheduled an announcement for today. It IS April's fool.
Somebody's butt must hurt super bad to erase him from basically everything.
UGH will you people kindly get the hell over it, its not a troll, its not an April fools joke(Japan doesn't do April fools)..There is some sort of a spat going on between Konami and Kojima, HE'S LEAVING
@deadpoolio Why so serious? Who cares?
If its an April Fools joke its the most idiotic one ever, Konami has lost about 2 points on their stock since this all started
They've done the 'scrubbing' long before April 1st, its's merely gradually continued up until April 1st.....I'd not see a point in it since it's negatively smearing Konami's reputation to the hardcore gamers.... What's to gain in all of it -_-? It's not logical to presume it a marketing tactic or business strategy because no one is having fun, everyone's pissed - and there's no profit to be had or giggles.
This guy made them! Pretty disrespectful to just scrub him off.. something big must have gone down, I can't see it being as simple as him just leaving!
I really hope this is an elaborate April fools joke...
SquareEnix came into existence during april's fool....
And it's still going.
The joke that never ends.
I have a feeling konami execs have a feeling of hurt pride and think that kojima is not the one that single handedly held up their entire company. Hate to tell them.. kojima is the only selling factor konami has. Without him ... well will let dollar signs and revenue tell the tale in the future after hes gone.
It goes on and on! What does the future hold..?!? :(
Checked all of my game cases...somehow his name doesn't appear on any of them anymore
I really think this may all be a ruse and Kojima is being influenced by his 1984 theme for MGSV. Kojimas identity is being erased in a way by the powers that be which would be Konami or Big Brother and his sense of self no longer exists. I hope i'm right lol.
Bit sad and pathetic really we all know that these games wouldn't even exsist without this man. Poor show from a former employer.
First Hayter's erased from MGS history, now Kojima from Konami history. Just karma I guess.
It's because they decided to hire Keifer Sutherland... He ruins everything!
Pretty obvious it's an april fools joke. It wasn't obvious 3 days ago, painfully obvious now.
April's fool's is only in America, not the rest of the world. Who cares April 1st jokes in Asia?
April fools is everywhere. It's big here in Europe too.
Japan has some amazing April Fool's jokes today, including Daigo Umehara becoming an accountant and using a modified fightstick as a calculator, and a giant selfie stick that protrudes from your crotch. If they're doing April Fool's at Konami, it's not unprecedented.
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