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Hideo Kojima Officially Leaves Konami

Hideo Kojima Officially Leaves Konami

It's official Hideo Kojima is no longer with Konami. And now it appears that he's forming a new studio alongside ex-Kojima Production members and according to the report from Japanese media site, Nikkei is in talks with Sony for a new game to debut on PlayStation.

Hideo Kojima, famous for the creation of the Metal Gear franchise, has been in turmoil with Konami for sometime during the development of his last game - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. So much so, that Kojima was refused to discuss anything related to his departure and Konami even disregarded any news of this and simply stated that he's on holiday.  

While we knew this wasn't true, it was only when the news that Kojima was blocked from attending the The Game Awards came to light that we knew things had gotten worse. Further more with the closure of Kojima Productions and removal of his name from all the marketing it was clear, the end was approaching.    

As of now, 15th of December 2015, Hideo Kojima is no longer part of Konami and is free to pursue new IP's and idea's as he pleases and if true with talks, then Sony is certainly an excellent choice in partnership. 

For Konami on the other hand, they still own the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and it has been already confirmed they will be continuing without Kojima. Although, after their middling in The Phantom Pain, their further destruction of other franchises and cancellation of Silent Hills, all things Konami should be avoided.

Calum Parry

Calum Parry

Staff Writer

A bearded fellow whom spends most days gaming and looking at tech he can never afford. Has a keen eye for news and owns a dog that's a bear.

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