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duckroll
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(03-20-2015, 09:23 AM)
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http://www.konami.jp/osirase/150320/
http://www.konami.co.jp/job/jk/spe/mgs.php

Konami has put out a press release today assuring fans of the Metal Gear series that they will continue development on the series beyond MGSV:TPP. They also announce that they will be developing a new Metal Gear series, and they are looking to recruit brand new main staff members for the team. They are seeking people with experience working in high end game development, have creative ideas, passion for games, and good communication skills.

RIP KojiPro.

Edit: Adding links to previous threads on these developments.

Kojima vs Konami Pt1: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1013350
Kojima vs Konami Pt2: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1013581

Konami Depatures Side Story: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1011271
Last edited by duckroll; 03-20-2015 at 09:28 AM.
Salsa
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(03-20-2015, 09:24 AM)
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get SWERY on the phone
Alienous
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(03-20-2015, 09:24 AM)
It's safe to assume we're going yearly, guys.
Twin Tails
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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Call Swery
Brutalitops
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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What's Molyneux up to these days?
Nibel
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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Guess Gamesport's article is pretty much confirmed then.
Black Pewter
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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Wooooow

To be fair Kojima wanted people to continue after him, but this is a bit soon, no?
Brhoom
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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So what will happen to Silent Hills?
MavFan619
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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I probably don't want this. And MGS is a major factor in why I love video games in general. :/
Takao
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(03-20-2015, 09:25 AM)
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I mean, people loved the Castlevanias, Suikodens and Silent Hills that weren't developed by people somewhat attached to the original staff. What could go wrong?
Hubble
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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I am sad..................

Noooooooo, one of my most beloved franchises

:(.

Metal Gear wont be the same.
The Sarcastic Dude
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
Well, of course. They weren't going to stop making one of their biggest franchises.
wrowa
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by The street is almond

So what will happen to Silent Hills?

Del Toro's gaming ambitions are apparently cursed.
Codex5050
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

It's safe to assume we're going yearly, guys.

You said this in your thread also. Why do you believe that? First off they didn't say they were sticking with Solid, and the only way I can see them doing yearly is on mobile spinoffs or something.
BocoDragon
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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This reads to me as entirely ego driven.

Like, a new Metal Gear game was not normally in the cards for this moment in time... A new one is coming out and they'd normally surely wait and see the reaction before planning the next one.

But in the breakdown of talks with KojiPro, some suit was like "we don't need you! We own Metal Gear!" And this new project is actually mandated by ideology to fulfill the threats of the higher ups.

This is a spite-based Metal Gear project.
GalacticAE
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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I just have creative ideas and passion 4 games.
Corpsepyre
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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Not a good idea at all. What the hell, Konami?
Jb
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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I hope Kojima makes MGS5 the best game he can to make it extra hard for Konami to keep up the series' standard of quality after he's gone.
Rajang
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(03-20-2015, 09:26 AM)
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No.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(
Strike
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CambriaRising
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

It's safe to assume we're going yearly, guys.

Why do you keep repeating this when that isn't what it says at all?
texhnolyze
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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I don't know what to think.
What is Metal Gear without Kojima.
SgtCobra
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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Yep this is pretty much the confirmation we needed.
Now we only have to wait for Hideo's resignation.
random25
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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Get hyped for the next Metal Gear Mobile!
dddooozzz9
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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NO, this is a bad news for me.
le.phat
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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This right here is the power struggle rumoured at, right? konami not ready to back down on milking mgs like a golden teat.
Myggen
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)
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Well, there you go.
Alienous
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(03-20-2015, 09:27 AM)

Originally Posted by Codex5050

You said this in your thread also. Why do you believe that? First off they didn't say they were sticking with Solid, and the only way I can see them doing yearly is on mobile spinoffs or something.

They're announcing the start of production on the next Metal Gear title earlier than has ever occurred in the series.

You have to assume that they are accelerating the release timeline somewhat, and publishers seeking yearly releases for their top franchise has become quite common. This makes it clear that they want to release Metal Gear games more frequently than when the series was spearheaded by Kojima. History has told as that this eventually leads to the pursuit of yearly releases.
dc89
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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I will have nothing to do with this bastardised Metal Gear series.
Seth Balmore
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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So it's all true. Man...

Last edited by Seth Balmore; 03-20-2015 at 09:58 AM.
Blackage
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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How about fuck you Konami, I'm not interested in a Metal Gear without Kojima @ the helm.

Ah that feels better. ^_^
reptilescorpio
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

I mean, people loved the Castlevanias, Suikodens and Silent Hills that weren't developed by people somewhat attached to the original staff. What could go wrong?

Seems like a sure fire way to continued financial success! All those series did great revenue numbers!

:(
Salsa
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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I want this to come out and be like, absolutely fantastic, just to see what the fuck would happen
Char Aznable
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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Konami sure is salty
HeelPower
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

It's safe to assume we're going yearly, guys.

No.

Do you really think Konami has the money,man power or resolve to release AAA Metal Gear annually ?

Even if they did.Do they even care ?

Not just anyone can milk AAA franchises properly like Ubisoft.
xDUMPWEEDx
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)

Originally Posted by Rajang

No.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(

coolasj19
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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It's easy to tell which Metal Gear aren't Kojima and I'd rather keep the series in high esteem until proven otherwise. What a shame.
Yagharek
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(03-20-2015, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

I mean, people loved the Castlevanias, Suikodens and Silent Hills that weren't developed by people somewhat attached to the original staff. What could go wrong?

Ask Hudson
Matt Attack
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
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They're free to call it Metal Gear, but if Kojima really isn't involved then I won't be able to. What a strange day.
CambriaRising
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

They're announcing the start of production on the next Metal Gear title earlier than has ever occurred in the series.

You have to assume that they are accelerating the release timeline somewhat, and publishers seeking yearly releases for their top franchise has become quite common.

Other companies have multiple studios on multi year cycles to pull that off. That won't be the case here.
suppadoopa
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
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Can't wait to see some Metal Gear theme slot machines next time I visit Vegas
Makoto Yuki
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
Great news, Kojima finally moves on. His wish has come true, a new generation of devs working on the series.
MavFan619
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
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Guys we're not going yearly.
We're going shitty though.
wrowa
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(03-20-2015, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

This reads to me as entirely ego driven.

Like, a new Metal Gear game was not normally in the cards for this moment in time... A new one is coming out and they'd normally surely wait and see the reaction before planning the next one.

But in the breakdown of talks with KojiPro, some suit was like "we don't need you! We own Metal Gear!" And this new project is actually mandated by ideology to fulfill the threats of the higher ups.

This is a spite-based Metal Gear project.

Metal Gear is one of Konami's most successful franchises, of course they won't stop producing new games. Even if MGS5 bombs, they'd still plan to make a new one. You don't shelve one your most important IPs because of one underperforming title.
LAA
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(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Jeez Christ. Not V isn't even out yet and they're already after making another. MGS should be special guys, not a yearly thing, please.

I just want to hope Kojima is/was involved with MGR2, or wrote something for it.
Rawket Lawnchair
(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
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MGASSCREED.
OG Loc
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(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

I want this to come out and be like, absolutely fantastic, just to see what the fuck would happen

I think I'm on this side.
GreatCharleston
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(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Metal Gear Solid is literally a dead franchise now. RIP in peace.
Overside
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(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
Good luck, you would have to be 10X better than Kojima MGS for people to even begin to think they might be on par.

Wouldnt touch that gig with a 500 foot pole.
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(03-20-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alienous

They're announcing the start of production on the next Metal Gear title earlier than has ever occurred in the series.

You have to assume that they are accelerating the release timeline somewhat, and publishers seeking yearly releases for their top franchise has become quite common.


Or they are just doing damage control.

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