While evidence has been growing that Hideo Kojima and his publisher have split ways, this latest piece of evidence may have confirmed Kojima Productions, the studio, has been retired, or at least its name is.
This saddens me, but thank you Mr. Kojima for the awesome metal gear games you have brought us.
I'm sure he will gift us with some more awesomeness out of Konami , it is quite hard to think anything Kojima decides is bad for gamers and gaming .. i'm pretty confident ..
Just a rumor...
A rumor that has already been shot down which technically makes it a lie. XXXD http://www.videogamer.com/p...
...until its not. I would legit start seeing him as an ex konami employee. Look at capcom. No Ono, no Infune, Shinji, Kamyia etc left. Its not impossible to see it happening with Kojima and Konami. Japanese developers for some time now have been having a bit of a revolution in regards to development and creative control. Unsung Story, Project Phoenix and likely many more. Look em up. Shadow Of The Damned Evil Within Vanquish Bayonetta Mighty 9 All IPs created by former Capcom developers. There is life after an IP. Developers from the east are now MORE THEN EVER before in history are taking more control and understanding more their self worth. Developers are not afraid to let publishers know after a while just how much they must be valued. I got all those IPs above, didn't get RE6, didn't get the new DmC etc. Kojima will be fine releasing a new IP as MGS is more then just some characters on a screen. Without its key team, its legit nothing more then a name.
@Lord: its doesnt mean anything. See Ueda and Sony, even though he doesnt work for Sony anymore, he still works on TLG. Same with Kojima, he will continue to oversee MGSV DLC and such. I see this as a good move for Kojima himself anyway. He can go independent, and work on whatever he wants.
konami is good as dead without kojima
konami dont just make metal gear you know
@vivid83 True but who really cares about their other games? PES loses out to fifa every year. Castlevania isnt the must have game series it was in the late 80s and 90s (even though I like the two recent games). What else do they really have? Id love a new gradius, or parodius But I would be one of only a hundred thousand or so people,that would buy it.
pre order canceled!
wasn't MGSV supposed to be episodic? this is bad news, who owns the rights to Metal Gear? or Zone of Enders?
Konami own the IP
What will happen to Silent Hills?!
It will continue without Kojima. Only del Toro. Gamespot.
So Kojima will probably open his own studio I imagine? Sony to Kojima; Money! Microsoft to Kojima; Money! Nintendo to Kojima: Money! Money!
Kojima to them: I accept all your money.
What about Silent Hills?
Strange timing. I hope this isn't a bad sign for the game.
i think i need to develope out of konami .. MGS V is programmed and finished beta testing fine tuning and polishing now , don't be worried about mgsV kojima would never fall on this title ( he's been putting all his love and care for years , in , and that's very likely his most important work achievement - and art act )
I think you are right
I need to find my comment but when he said he was done with MGS I guessed Konami would not let him thus he would have to leave like the dude that made the Castlevania games. I hope he opens a new studio and announce a new game soon.
LovePlus series’ senior producer Akari Uchida and character designer Mino Taro recently resigned from Konami as well. I wonder what's going on over at Konami?
I think the Castlevani guy said they would not let him work on anything else I can see Konami doing that with Kojima and MGS. I also think it could be Kojima and Kojima Productions are getting bigger than Konami so they are trying to rename everything and bring them more in house because you are more likely to buy a game that says Kojima Productions than Konami so they could be trying to make the Konami name stronger.
Companies are so greedy they won't even let the creators that made them great create. I can see it now Koji: So I have this great idea for a new ip guys it's abou . . . Exes: that sounds nice, oh not to cut you off but we also had some ideas about metal gear. Now hear me out I know you ended with snake being old, well let's scrap that and for his return he becomes young again, if people ask just say nano machines. He's currently hiding in Arkansas until big boss launches an attack on his home which forces him out of retirement. Koji: *mumbles* sounds like shit Exes: What was that Koji-san Koji: Oh, I said sounds legit Exe: Great we plan on making this a trilogy so get the team ready.
I imagined the same thing. I'm so glad he left. Now we have to hope Konami doesn't have the rights to MGS so they don't drive it into the ground even more.
he has done enough
Wow, this has got to be the most disappointing news of the year. I though MGSV was coming along well. This saddens me.
He wanted to move away from MGS after MGS4 but Konami keeps insisting he continue working on the series. I guess it may be Kojima has had enough of being stapled to just one series and not be able to branch out into other projects. Like having to direct, write & over see a series as big as MGS for all these years will kinda take a toll on the man's mental & physical well being. Though it is odd that the studio isn't that old, it was basically formed a few years ago & to have Konami pull the plug on it so soon is a little suspicious. The truth will eventually show its head despite Konami & Kojima denying things for now.
http://www.videogamer.com/p... That link (which was already posted above) shouldn't continue to be ignored. Kojima is NOT leaving Konami and all is well.
"Konami Digital Entertainment, including Mr. Kojima, will continue to develop and support Metal Gear products. Please look forward to future announcements." The way it is worded (no mention of kojima productions) it isn't actually directly answering the question, it's side stepping it.
I'm sure there is some restructuring happening, which that doesn't side step. People are just running with a rumor without doing research.
Cause it's so very hard to figure out that all that could mean is he will finish all of his obligations to MGSV and then be out......Jesus does there have to be a defense force for everything, things keep piling up that make it sound like he is for sure leaving
In all honesty, and with all due respect, you sound more defensive here than anyone else.
This isn't news I wanted to hear. I wanted a new Snatcher or Policenauts game. I guess this means there won't be a sequel to those awesome games.
Shit.. without kojima mgs universe will be not the same..
Does none read the rumor part?
Its a bit hard to keep taking things as a rumor when its thing after thing after thing after thing. Are some of you people that delusional, just because Kojima trolls from time to time doesn't mean Konami is willing to take part in trolling efforts... The guy is tired of only working on Metal Gear get over it, clearly he was going to have to leave Konami to ever get the ability to work on other things
Head over to Gamespot because it is now confirmed that Kojima is leaving Konami on the release of Phantom Pain. He will finish Silent Hills before the release of MSGSV. I guess the two were looking to negotiate a new contract but nothing materialized in the end. Well Konami it's been a pleasure buying your games. I don't think ill return if you decide to make more without Kojima geading the franchises we come to know and love.
Snake? SNAKE!? SNAAAAAKE!!!!
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