Confirmation: Kojima No Longer Works At Konami

Today brought confirmation that Hideo Kojima has parted ways with game publisher Konami, with October 9th having been his final day at the company. There have been rumors around for some time about this split, but both parties denied it until this official press release.

The thought was that Kojima would leave once he completed work on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but once his name started disappearing from the game’s promotional materials, the rumor mill spun fast and furious—and it turns out these concerns were founded. The Metal Gear Solid game series holds a special place in the heart of Nintendo fans, despite having not made a place for itself on a Nintendo system for nearly four years.

But, it’s still a bittersweet end for everyone involved, considering Kojima spent 30 years with Konami and was perhaps the most recognizable face and name coming out of the company.

Presently, Kojima is under a “non-competition” clause until December, after which he is free to pursue whatever avenue of game creation he chooses.


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