The Japanese website Game Spark managed to have a short meeting with the editorial team of Konami, in order to have clarification on the situation of Kojima Productions and its founder Hideo Kojima.
This is the repartee which Konami took part, without giving too much satisfaction:
- Kojima Productions will be dissolved?
Yes. All releases made under different studios will be centralized, coordinated from headquarters.
- Kojima will leave his position?
Kojima will be the director of the Metal Gear series. He will continue to innovate with new ideas as creator.
- What do you say then the rumor that they wanted to have resigned from his position as director? Are they real?
He is still one of our employees, and is continuing to work with all his strength on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
- And it is true that he has been made a project contract?
We can not reveal private details.
- It is true that the staff of Kojima Productions has limited access to the Internet and email?
It is true that this was a result of the reorganization. This was done in order to provide a development environment largest.
- Kojima will be less available for interviews?
As for Kojima, anonymous sources heard by Game Center Online give the creator of the Metal Gear series “eager to grow as a developer”, “limited” by the “vision” of Konami for Kojima Productions.
“And that is what has damaged their relationship.”
I’m sure most of you will be disappointed by this news!
Personally, for me is the end of an era as a ’80 kid. We have witnessed the rise and fall of the most high quality development studio.
Without taking anything away from the other producers, Hideo Kojima with the metal gear saga, has provided us hours and hours and hours of entertainment from the old MSX to the recent entertainment platforms.
I really hope in a new project as producer for our beloved Hideo Kojima even if is a cinematic one because we all know how he is good as story teller.
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