Kojima Productions has already been disbanded, and Snake’s historical Japanese voice actor Akio Otsuka wrote a moving farewell to Hideo Kojima’s team on Twitter.
Konami is pretty much dead after MGSV as a traditional gaming publisher.
I don't understand how a seemingly successful company can allow this to happen.
their more experienced Japanese brethren (Sega , Square,) turned back 180 to quality console games as they saw the futility of mobile games and the exploding sales of their homeland console PS4 ...still Konami is like living in another world disbanding on of the most talented teams ,cancelling uber wanted games and taking the route of sure fail
Who knows, at this point I could even imagine that Kojima himself started this. He always wanted to end MGS but Konami probably brought him back, maybe this fiasco was the only way to walk away from MGS. In any case, I'm glad he's going to finish MGS5 and hope he'll continue to make games (and not move into the movie industry).
What? When did Sega go back to quality console games?
@Volkama their next game will be as they say at least a AAA console game
KOnami could at least publish the Ps2 version Suikoden in european PSN so I could finally play it. @Volkama I feel pity of Sega, they've made/published bunch of great games like Yakuza, Valkyria chronicles, Vanquish, Resonance of fate and Bayonetta among others. Those were all great games and appreciated by many, however the sales for each of those were disappointing at best.
I don't want to defend Konami because I am a fan of the MGS series and like most gamers I was craving for that Silent Hill game, but we know how big Konami is. They have toys and pachinko and they simply don't care about AAA video games anymore. It's sad but it's a fact.
Kojima need to get MGS full rights and continue on by himself.. Im sure he will get tons of supporters!
Who cares about Konami anymore, im very excited to find out Kojimas next project.
I hope he makes a horror game. Silent hills looked promising.
* Konami still has Suikoden. If they were smart, they'd bet big on Suikoden and give us a true pure Suikoden 6 for PS4/XB1/NX
This guy and David Hayter think we are going yo care about future MGS games without Kojima...
I am. Games are games. Kojima is surely a genius, and I have absolute respect for him, but I definitely don't deny the possibility that someone else might make a great MGS game.
The possibility of that is absurdly low especially considering konami will not have any writing talent after this.
Abriael That is possible but you have to understand the love that kojima puts into each mgs game. This is his baby, to others it's IP. Konami have said that they don't make money from mgs or Atleast not that much and will be focusing on mobile platforms. So if that's the case we may not get another mgs for a long long time The amount of stuff in mgs 5 is absurd, look at the options man. Kojima is gonna give this game a rightful goodbye Hopefully one day either Konami comes back to its senses or they sell the IP As sad as I am that kojima is leaving konami, I am more happy to see what he does next. He has been talking about not doing more mgs, but with fans not giving him much of a option. Now he won't have mgs so he will do what he wants Hopefully he can finish the silent Hill project but call it something else.
Different ppl can make good games ofcourse. But I'd rather it be for a different IP let MGS be kojipro's legacy
look at what happened with ninja gaiden series after itagaki left, .. well ninja gaiden 3 happened. im sure same fate goes for MGS franchise.
Rising ... I'll leave it at that
Remember Rising? The Konami team Kojima left to do it ****ed it up so Kojima gave it away which breed revengeance. Konami ain't good enough/
Well it's highly unlikely but someone could come in and actually be better than Kojima. Note that I said unlikely, but you can never be certain until we see the next release. However hype will be at an all time low until proven otherwise.
Farewell Kojimas productions. http://www.metalgearinforme...
10 years of excellent service. RIP you legendary dev team.
Last konami game I'm buying, anything else after mgs5 they can stick it where the sun don't shine,let em milk this game if they like I'm not buying it lol
will Kojima even get any money MGSV makes now he longer works there ?
Kojima was paid for his heading and involvement. He doesn't own the franchise. Not going to get royalties or something if they continue publishing new games.
Damn. It's the end of a era.
Tbf Konami are $hit gone are the days of a good pes , silent hills cancelled which everyone was going crazy for. I will get mgv but thats it with them like good riddance
I wanna know what they were thinking when they decided to cancel Silent Hills. I mean by all accounts there was steady progress and no major hold ups to production (which is typically why a game would be cancelled, little progress and it's just eating money.) and everyone and their mother loved P.T. which is insane to have seen the reception so if the reason was they were worried about recouping losses the reaction to P.T. would have been enough to keep the project going. If it's only because Kojima was lending the Fox Engine to the team then they are bigger morons than we are all saying they are. Speaking of which, it's a real shame the Fox Engine is only going to be used for this one game....such a beautiful and amazing engine, hopefully will bring it with him to whatever studio picks him up or he creates.
It's all ways the same thing,wealthy,greedy people without the talent are always the the one trying to control the people with skills they do not have. He will make his own company and so he can have total control.
Farewell Kojima Productions, thanks for the awesome gaming experiences. Its sad to see my favorite franchise die, but i am eager to see what Mr. Kojima comes up with next!
How could this even happen? Hopefully Kojima moves on and creates another company, and makes many creative and complex storytelling games in the future. Good luck Kojima! :D
It shocks me that the current CEO of konami does not and admittingly said that he does not know anything about gaming and says "Mobile Gaming is the Future".(Facepalm)
There is no Metal Gear without Kojima, and looks like Konami will not care for AAA games anymore.
Very sad to hear. But on the bright side of things, if Kojima still does games, he has more freedom to do what he wants. Kojima stated numerous times in the past this was the last MGS and that he wanted to take on other projects but I feel like Konami never let him.
Kojima has been such a prolific developer for the past 30 years. It's honeslty hard to believe this is happening. MGSV is the last time I give Konami money.
Love it. Metal gear's voice over actor and no name in the title. If he does not VO in English, he clearly is not title worthy eh?
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