I know that thinking about this doesn't do much good right now, but Kojima and Sony are a match made in heaven. Kojima can use being under the umbrella of a big-publisher, Sony is in need of stepping their Japanese development up, and both have a thing for creative freedom. When you consider how vocal Kojima has been on wanting to work on something else, and how Sony allows cases like The Last Guardian to even exist (in addition to be one of the most diverse catalogues of "experimental" titles), I think both would enjoy each other's company.
And let's face it: Kojima has made more than enough Metal Gear games. Letting the man go where he wants and pressuring Konami to stop resting on their dependance on him can only do good for the industry. Maybe Metal Gear will become different (possibly worse), but there's little that can be done. Kojima's MG Saga had its run.
Why is everyone cool with Sony buying them but if was another company, this place would burn down.This only means one thing. Peter Molyneux will take reigns of the MGS franchise.
Or that Kojima will sign a three project deal with Sony and put a closure on TLG's development.
They probably also bought the Half Life franchise from VALVe and Hideo is currently making HL3 for Nintendo NX as I type this.
Because we wouldn't have been able to play a game like MGS if it weren't for him in the first place and erasing his name just because he's leaving?!
thats just disgusting.
Why is everyone cool with Sony buying them but if was another company, this place would burn down.
Rumors this morning started circulating that Hideo Kojima has left Konami after the firm released a new executive appointment form which no longer listed Kojima as Executive Content Officer. And now, Metal Gear Solid 5 ha s anew Twitter account and website.
While we’re not sure what’s going on, and held off on posting anything on the matter until Konami got back with us, a statement was sent to Videogamer:
“Konami Digital Entertainment, including Mr. Kojima, will continue to develop and support Metal Gear products. Please look forward to future announcements.”
No i mean why delete his name ?
Japanese usually shows respects to the creator.
This is probably worse than IGA leaving Konami.
Konami is really going downhill, don't they?
I'm assuming part of this has to do with Kojima actually wanting to finally end the Metal Gear series and obviously that won't sit well with Konami. Understandably it's the company's biggest cash cow, there's no way they'd let it go. They've likely taken over complete control of the IP.
This was bound to happen eventually. Hideo can't work on the series until his death.