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Old 12-15-2015, 12:56 PM
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Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima has officially left Konami as of Dec. 15, according to a report from Japan's Nikkei.

According to Nikkei, Kojima is establishing a new studio and is in talks with PlayStation maker Sony Computer Entertainment.

In October, The New Yorker reported that Kojima was leaving Konami and that his non-compete clause would end in December. Konami refuted the report, saying that Kojima was still an employee.

Kojima's relationship with Konami began to show strain in March, when the publisher announced a corporate restructuring and removed Kojima Productions' branding from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain promotional materials. The following month, Konami canceled Kojima's collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, Silent Hills, suggesting further turmoil. Later, in July, Kojima Productions was reportedly disbanded.

Polygon has reached out to Konami for comment on Nikkei's report and will update with any new details.
Doesn't seem unexpected if you ask me.
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Hmmm wonder if Konami can retaliate and make things N and MS exclusive going forward.
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Hmmm wonder if Konami can retaliate and make things N and MS exclusive going forward.
What things?
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hopefully del Toro's phone is ringing
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Apparently the people who translated this jumped the gun. Kojima is going independent, they're in talks with Sony for timed exclusivity, not to join Sony.
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I can see why Sony would be reluctant to take on Kojima full-time. They've already burned a lot of money indulging the Last Guardian studio with how long it's taken to get that game up and running. I imagine Kojima would be like that X10 with even higher production values.
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I can see why Sony would be reluctant to take on Kojima full-time. They've already burned a lot of money indulging the Last Guardian studio with how long it's taken to get that game up and running. I imagine Kojima would be like that X10 with even higher production values.
I read something about the actual cost of The Last Guardian earlier this year and it's actually pretty damn cheap. They actually have a tiny (10-20 man) team most of the time and never ramped up into full production mode.
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Exactly. Konami makes games? Also, if they did, they wouldn't cut their profits.
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And it's official:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=annuTcmB1rw If they can actually get a game on to PS4 by 2018, I'll be surprised. Good for Sony though.
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A little sad that it's official MGS and Kojima have broken up. The dream of a sequel to MGS5 or some campaign DLC for it... it may be closer to death now.

Obviously a big win for Sony to be able to announce this so quickly and decisively.
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