New tweets from Ken-ichiro Imaizumi (Senior Producer KP) reiterates Kojima is still in charge of MGSV and is hands-on. The team is working hard on it. Not long to go now (translated by JunkerHQ).
Good to know, just leave alone to finish his masterpiece.
Well that's good news I guess, tho I doubt he'll be as enthusiastic as he was. PS. F*ck you Konami(sorry, had to do that).
I only have Xbox One for now just waiting till GT7 comes out to get a PS4, I really wanted PT so bad but looks like its not going to happen.
He should be. its his idea.
Of course he will be, Kojima would never step away from an MGS game that he himself started producing. That's the man's baby, after all.
Too bad the baby's mom is taking it away forever. That's the system for you.
I won't buy it, Wizard. I deny the existence of an MGS game without Kojima. I've never played Rising as well, not a big fan of spin-offs. MGS ends with the Phantom Pain in my book. Not even an argument for me, so they might as well do whatever they want with the corpse of our beloved MGS. They better not find it surprising when the sales of the series dip, though.
Probably the last good MGS game
I highly doubt that honestly. Thy just want people to think that so they will still buy it. Why not wait until the game was released then fire him if they were going to let him continue working on the game? So, basically he is working on the game for free? Good lie Konami no wonder you are going down hill
Exactly what I'm thinking, if he really was still in charge this news would of came out a while back when we heard news of Kojima leaving to calm people down. Probably just need people to believe long enough to buy the game Day 1. I mean the game might be his project but if he's been fired or left and he's not getting paid still then I highly doubt he'd continue to work on it....especially if it's almost done.
...games are contracted out. They already paid the team and Kojima. At this point Kojima is just working freelance, but still got paid as again, its a contracted job, if anything they have deal in place to pay a certain amount when the game is complete. I never heard anything about Kojima NOT working on MGSV....merely that it would be his last and he wasn't part of Konami anymore.... You can create a game and not be part of the company that owns the IP, it happens all the time. ie Bloodborne and Demon Souls....Sony owns the IP, they don't own FromSoftware, they contracted this team out to make those games, they are not Sony employees. Its starting to sound like many people have assumptions regarding this based on actually not really knowing how the game industry works. He can be fired from Konami and still be working on MGSV as a contractor. http://www.wired.com/2011/1...
... and he can't tell us this himself because...?
I remain less than convinced....I remain skeptical. This whole Kojima/Konami situation seems utterly ridiculous, especially for the Japanese culture to have their dirty business out in public like this. I was always worried about MGSV, and one of the main reasons was it's insistence (Konami's insistence, no doubt) that it be a cross generational title. With that limitation, will MGSV really be the game Kojima truly wanted to make? I doubt it, and I doubt Konami's interest in gaming...I think they want to make the money, they just don't want to spend it in gaming anymore.
I'm happy to hear he's still involved. Would hate to see it finished without him. It's most likely his last MGS too, so I'm glad he's getting to finish it 100%. September, hurry up and get here.
Is there a Tweet from Kojima himself saying that he's still working on it? If not, it would seem as just PR talk to save sales of the game to me
Fucking Konami, thinking tey can boss people around! How can they screw so many good IP's with their idiocy? They should just sell them and go die somewhere far far away!
I'm sick of stupid idiots sucking on kojima's dick, can't you all maybe use your brains for once and realize that kojima might've screwed up somehow.... Kojima is only human, NOT a god.
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