So you're going to make the however many months/years of Kojima's suffering worthless then? That's not the right thing to do. It's still his project. His game. Regardless of what the box says, we all know who made it. At least buy it used.
Yeah, going from the staffs social media connections abound, a fortnightly promotion show, and more to "oops, can't talk about anything, bye". Its about ethics in business. I mean theres a point where playing devils advocate is more like thinking in a nonsense loop and speaking in tongues.
I'm sure plenty of people that don't like Kojima will be hoping beyond hope that its his fault or whatever. Disregard all the murmurs clearly indicating what went on and pledge allegiance to the one that has no purchase in reality because "donut like dat guy".
Over the past decade, what has Konami done that would have given them the benefit of the doubt in this matter? They've been losing all of their top talent on a fairly consistent basis since Michiru Yamane's departure, and they've been content to let their various franchises die horrible deaths from mismanagement (Castlevania, Silent Hill) to virtually disavowing any knowledge of their existence (Suikoden, any Hudson Soft property). If they haven't done anything wrong here, then they've done an exceedingly poor job in conveying it.
Yep. Semantics at best. His job role changed to "You're obviously not allowed to leave until MGSV and maybe the first round of MGO3 DLC is out", but "contractor" is shorter. Dudes gonna be stir crazy by December just sitting on his thumbs waiting to re-launch a studio and get into new projects.
I'm pretty upset thinking about what this could mean for Silent HIlls. It must only be in the middle of development, right? It looked like we'd finally get another great Silent Hill after two mediocre ones. Dammit. They'll still push it out, I imagine; hopefully there's enough already in place to keep it as brilliant as PT promised no matter who takes over.
Since we're all just playing the guessing game, I'll just guess it's him wanting out of MGS and Konami saying naw. Kojima is like fine I'm done and Konami goes cool but we're gonna be twats about it and scrub yer name. Kojima pops both middle fingers as he backs out of the board room.