Hideo Kojima Leaving Konami?

The last few days it’s been storming around Hideo Kojima, the creator and director of Metal Gear Solid series. There have been a lot of rumors of him leaving Konami. Konami and Kojima have gone out and addressed this.

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In a statement on Konami’s home page had this to say about the rumors:

“To Customers,

Thank you for your continued patronage of KONAMI products and services.

The latest title in the METAL GEAR series,“METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (below, “MGSV: TPP”), will be released as planned starting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd. Hideo Kojima will remain involved throughout.

Hideo Kojima stated, “I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it!”

In addition, KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following “MGSV: TPP.” We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR.

As the next step in the series, KONAMI has already resolved to develop new “METAL GEAR””.
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Konami is set to expand on the series by doing more games in the series. They’re set to hire new developers for a new title in the series. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to release Tuesday September 1st 2015.

Let us know what you think of this.

[Via IGN]