Hideo Kojima, the famed creator of the Metal Gear Solid series and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V is now rumored to leave Konami
Metal Gear Solid is the game series that brought us many decades of stealth moving, action packed adventure. From the PlayStation X days to the current Next-Gen console PlayStation 4 with their fifth installment for the series, Metal Gear Solid V.
The upcoming fifth installment for the game series is totally exciting and according to gamestop, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled to release later this year, September 1, 2015. Still many months away from the release but nonetheless, the wait is going to be worth it!
Sounds like a good news right? Indeed, however, latest rumor suggests that the maker of the famous stealth-based game, Hideo Kojima, is going to leave Konami.
Hideo Kojima is now rumored to leave Konami later this year, facts or gossip?
Report from Gamespot suggests that, Hideo Kojima and his team are leaving Konami this coming December. ?After we finish MGSV, Mr. Kojima and upper management will leave Konami. They said their contract ends in December,? said by an unnamed source to gamespot. The source also added ?At a team meeting, Mr Kojima explained that team have to be one and make a good game for fans.? It was also stated there that Kojima Productions is now classified as contractors rather than permanent employees of Konami.
Meanwhile, Konami has released a statement to gamespot, and they said ?Konami Digital Entertainment, including Mr. Kojima, will continue to develop and support Metal Gear products. Please look forward to future announcements.?
This is truly surprising and who would?ve thought that something like this is going to happen. They have been a big part of the game series for almost three decades now. It?s a shock to know that the creators of the game we always love as a kid is now leaving the company that brought many awesome PlayStation games in the past.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding this news.
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