Konami says Hideo Kojima hasn't left, he's simply on trip
Please cease toying with our feelings like this, Konami. Yesterday, The New Yorker reported that Metallic Gear creator Hideo Kojima formally parted methods with Konami on October ninth, following a farewell social gathering at his in-home studio, Kojima Productions. Immediately, Konami denied Kojima’s departure to Japanese website Tokyo Sports activities, as translated by Kotaku. “At present, Kojima is listed as an organization worker,” a Konami spokesperson stated, based on the interpretation. Apparently, the spokesperson stated that Kojima and the workforce that developed Metallic Gear Strong V: The Phantom Ache are all taking an extended trip. And that reported farewell social gathering? “We’re unsure what sort of factor this was,” Konami’s spokesperson stated.
In response to Konami’s claims, New Yorker contributor Simon Parkin (writer of the unique “Kojima has left the constructing” story) shared a photograph of the purported goodbye celebration at Kojima Productions.
Here’s a photograph of Kojima’s farewell get together on October ninth at Konami, which Konami claims no information of: pic.twitter.com/xgRUoYs5qt
— Simon Parkin (@SimonParkin) October 20, 2015
Konami did not point out how lengthy the Phantom Ache workforce’s day without work can be, although Parkin studies that Kojima is contracted till December. Maybe that is additionally when his reported trip will finish. Farewell get together, trip or in any other case, Kojima’s time with Konami is coming to an finish — after almost three many years with the studio, this yr Konami eliminated Kojima’s identify from the Phantom Ache field artwork and canceled Silent Hills, a extremely anticipated horror recreation from Kojima and horror director Guillermo del Toro, amongst different odd strikes.
Konami has but to answer our requests for remark, however we’ll replace this story if we hear something.
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