This situation is a complete mess.
People leave companies all the time, sometimes amicably, some so bad they exchange accusations as to who was at fault etc... but this... this is different, I normally don't care much for disputes and trivial bravado but I must say, I'm intrigued as to what the hell happened... we will know someday for sure.
I get the feeling that Konami did not like that Kojima become bigger than them.
That or CEO is trying to make an example out of Kojima/put him in his place.
Maybe. What they're doing now is trying to stiffle debate because they don't want people exposed to a truth they can't counter. Sort of like some commentors on this site when they spout BS.
I think no matter the circumstance, Konami would have a hard time coming out ahead in the discussion. Even if it was all Kojima who did everything wrong to cause the turmoil, people would still defend him. Granted, Konami has gone out of their way to look like complete a**holes in this situation, so I feel that it was probably a mutual departure where they both disliked the other.
Honestly ... I think this is one big troll event by Kojima and Konami.
I believe you just because he was promoting/supporting the game during E3...he was too animated during E3 if you ask me.
Kojimas name not being on the box sort of mitigates that notion.
It could be but I still think they'd have come out by now. It's generating a lot of publicity and while there is technically "no such thing as bad publicity," I still think it's not healthy at all. A lot of people have canceled their preorders and it's also hurting Konami's reputation and even if it's "just a joke", it'd take a while to rebuild. So yeah. I think they'd have come out with the truth by now. But who knows. We'll see.
Konami can try all they want but you can't just erase the guy that made you.......his name itself became bigger than the whole of your company.
Maybe it's about to come out that Kojima is a rapist or pedophile or something? I hadn't thought of that till just now. Hope not. Hopefully it's a marketing scheme :)
Given the direction his games have taken, I wouldn't be surprised. There's something very off with him, and his mental state seems to be one that should be monitored if it isn't already. Most leaders of cults that claim themselves gods are the one that are raping children.
* My guess: * Whoever is in charge at Konami has issues about image and is arrogant. Somebody at the top is taking time out of their life, to make being involved with this game a living hell, just to spite Kojima and his image. * The Japanese do not normally do this in their culture so for it to get to this level is = to it being about 2-3x worse here in American business. * They are really respectful and give anybody, even somebody who messed up, time to save face and not be embarrassed so as to maintain dignity. Konami is literally going out of there way to soil is reputation, and doing it the way they are is as bad as I've seen it in Japanese Video game culture. * Some big shot at the top is "that guy", who is going to do whatever he wants, at the expense of everyone else....just so they can get their way. Like a child running a company. Kojima must have said some pretty awful things or maybe there was an almost fight behind closed doors or something.
I feel it's something as simple as good business. Konami wants the most profit quickly, Kojima loves his games and fans. Konami knows mgs is a great product, but somehow they got the idea that either A: they can do it cheaper and fast without Kojima. Or B: Kojima wanted more resources for the game to update/work on for years to come. Or C: Konami is just done with big video games. I get the feeling that they will only make app based games with micro transactions cuz as far as $ goes right now those crappy games r making grip off crappy people
Seems very petty. I would say grow up but I guess they do work in the video game industry.
OR ya know Angry Chode could figure out that they are there to promote MGSV not talk about Kojima, so rather than deal with idiots asking about Kojima in interviews all day long they just tell the press NO you cannot ask about Kojima at all
Yeah, I mean the whole debacle, not just this interview.
Well damn ! That's not good at all.
Ok this is just embarrassing. Freaking Konami.
Konami is serious about disgracing the very man that gave them a very successful series that greatly impacted their bottom dollar
May Kojima watch your slow and painful death Konami.
This gone far enough Konami, Kojima is one of successful key in Konami and gaming history, if you don't need his services at less treat him with respect.
People just wonder what happened but answer is simple. Kojima said - this is it. MGS is over, my work is completed. Story is finished. (He said that actually publicly on some interview) Konami said - No way, this is a lots of money for us, we not give up that much money. Kojima - Im not doing, That it! Konami - We will do without you than! Kojima - No way, this is my idea, my creation, my game! Konami - This is Konami game! You work for us! We will do with you or without you! I'm sure this when relationship fell apart.
That seems very likely. Still, it's unusual to see any company- especially a Japanese one, with their love for keeping up appearances and such- have such unsightly responses and publicly embarrassing gaffes.
what happened is that Kojima is conspiracy theorist/hacker/anti illuminati,he know a lot and he use what he know in his games(hints in MGS/PT) *MGS2 link to 9/11 before it happened. *PT link that djinn/ghosts are already inside all the human.
Would you expand on your idea about the djinn/ghosts being inside all humans?
kingjosh1876 most people will reject the idea,it's complicated and crazy.
This sounds like a likely possible scenario.
I think it probably had something to do with that. Kojima has said he didn't want to make another MGS game since number 3 I believe. The fact he still did it and put his all into them speaks volumes to his dedication to making good games. The man is very creative, and I always wondered how many of his ideas never saw the light of day because he kept getting put on MGS. Zone of Enders was not that successful, so I think that soured Konami to allow him to do more. But Snatcher and it's sequal Policenauts were a critical and financial success, and quite unique for their time. PT also held a lot of promise. What's weird is that his work is generally well received and sells well, so since he rarely fails to deliver, I don't see why Konami wouldn't give him a little more free reign. I mean go look at this guys work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... Hard to find bad games in there that he worked on directly.
I would have to agree this stuff did not come up in the whole development of the game until he gave that interview.
if i couldn't mention him in an interview, then i would end said interview!
And thats exactly why you would be an interviewer for about 2.2 seconds before every company on the planet fired your ass for being completely unprofessional and acting like a petulant 5 year old child... Its not hard to figure out Konami was there to push MGSV which releases in September, and rather than let these idiots like Angry Chode ask about the situation with Kojima all day long, Konami decided to tell them NO you cannot ask about Kojima period....Its not rocket science that they weren't going to deal with that garbage all day long
I don't want to hear anything MG related if Kojima isn't involved. Every question about MG starts with Kojima! Every question doesn't have to be about the fall out. IF love the series as much as I do YOU'D KNOW THAT.
Get your bloody act together Konami and stop giving the gaming community more reasons to hate you.
If they were so desperate to wipe out any trace of him on MGSV,then why is his name still plastered all over the credits that roll at the begiining and end of every single main mission in the game.
Konami wants to replace Kojima with more Mobile, Gambling, Card Games... See ya!
Grow up Konami, anyway that company is dead to me.
Konami needs stop acting as if Kojima had nothing to do with this game & give the man his full credit.
I've only seen this behaviour from the west when person getting blacklisted has like...done some criminal shit and the company throws them under the bus to save their own hides, top gear, charlie sheen..that old british dude..forgot face. I hope Kojima didn't do anything stupid. Or this is Japanese humour with marketing?? They just unbanned dancing- anything is possible!
I can't imagine at this point that it's a marketing ploy. If it started off that way, Konami would have stopped it long ago since they haven't gotten any good press from it. people still support MGSV, but beyond that, all that's happening is that people are hating Konami. In the long run, it would take more to repair the damage being done, than they would gain from such a tactic. I know it seems like something Kojima would do, as he loves to troll, but it's gone on for months, and has gone too far to not be actually happening.
If your boyfriend/girlfriend breaks up with you, would you want to hear their name afterwards?
Konami: screw our best employee and one of the best developers of all time.
It's like Kojima stole Konami's girlfriend and beat them up for lunch money. Konami needs therapy. They sound emotionally unstable.
What a shame, since Kojima san is the one that gave konami a multi billion dollar franchise
Maybe they just wanted to talk about the game not the controversy surrounding it.
This is typical in interviews. They want to talk about the product, not the problem. It's like that news caster that started asking Downey Jr about his past and Jr walked out. Who's to blame there? The newscaster, it was an interview for the movie, not Downey Jr. Without actually hearing the question, it's hard to say if you couldn't mention his name at all or maybe they knew he was trying to sneak his way into a question they don't want. I remember talking to a major publisher and they had a strict rule of not talking about any future games, but we asked about the engine and if it could evolve and the PR stepped in and said "next question please."
Konami is that loving dad that disowned you and divorced his loving wife, your mother for the hooker across the street after a one night stand. Then slaps you when you ask him why he left.
Kojima has said nothing this whole time, while Konami sits here and repeatedly makes an ass out of them selves trying to wipe Hideo from existence. Shows you who the better man is.
I have Gamed almost on all platform since the nes days,and I ve always said my favorite game of all time is metal gear..The day I played metal gear solid on ps1 was the day my world changed.from there on it was history...but one thing bothered me" what happened to hayter? Is it Kojima? Is it konami? Is it a marketing gimmick or just a bad joke? What all this bout Kojima and konami? Or the Phantom pains I can't think of them,I'll have phantom pains bout everything I'm sure...war,war has changed.
stop your stuff Konami. Go back to making games like you did in the 80s and 90s.
I'm actually glad he is leaving Konami, but not in this way. Serves as the long overdue conclusion to the Metal Gear saga, and also gives him more creative freedom... I would like to see what kind of indie masterpiece he could craft. MGSV will be the last Konami product I ever spend a cent on, and I REFUSE to buy any microtransactions in said game.
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