A brand new report from French web site Gameblog alleges Konami fired Kojima as a result of he was secretly funneling cash from Metal Gear Solid V to assist fund Silent Hills, however Kojima Productions has squashed the report.
Back in 2015, Konami fired Hideo Kojima and scrubbed his title from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Konami additionally cancelled Silent Hills, a horror sequel Kojima was making alongside Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus.
Ever since then Konami hasn’t launched an enormous AAA hit and has principally targeted on cellular, pachinko, and annualized sports activities video games.
So what occurred precisely? No one is aware of for positive, however at the very least we all know what did not occur. Kojima Productions has formally debunked a rumor that Hideo Kojima was squirreling away cash from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain so he might work on P.T., a demo for Silent Hills.
Rumor has it Konami was so stringent on budgets that Kojima needed to re-allocate and transfer a few of the MGSV money to assist fund growth of Silent Hills.
This is not true, after all. The actuality is Konami has merely modified gears.
The firm appears unwilling to speculate the thousands and thousands required to make large big-budget Kojima epics, so it parted methods with the developer after many years of loyalty and powerful revenues so it might develop into extra lean.
As far because the official phrases on Kojima’s departure, we cannot know that for positive any time quickly, possible as a result of contractual obligations.
There’s a silver lining to the breakup although. Kojima has discovered a brand new dwelling with a longtime and profitable devteam, Kojima Productions, and the Konami split-up truly impressed him to make Death Stranding, which has been fairly worthwhile.
Right now Kojima is engaged on a brand new recreation and it may very well be Death Stranding 2. But he additionally desires to make a brand new horror recreation…so we might see a P.T. religious successor come up too.