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Hideo Kojima leaves Konami - Update: Founds his own studio, new game funded by Sony

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Perkel, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Perkel Arcane

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    Wow.

    https://twitter.com/Kojima_Pro_Live/status/578473094995542016

    http://www.konami.jp/mgs5/

    http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/japanese/ that site is dead and now redirects to konami site

    KojiPro Los Angeles renamed Konami Los Angeles.

    they even retroactively removed his name from box arts for his various games:

    before http://web.archive.org/web/20141129121304/https://www.konami.com/mgs/

    after:

    https://www.konami.com/mgs/

    his twitter log:

    [​IMG]

    I guess he really meant it when he said this will be his last MGS this time.
     
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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Video games have no auteur, eh?
     
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  3. Perkel Arcane

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    this is gold:

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Oh god, that's a joke right? I've never been a fan of the franchise anyways, but... who would hire that fuckup to be a director of anything? Seriously?
     
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    Wut? Why? Is this an early april's fool?!
     
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  6. garren Arcane Patron

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    What about the new Silent Hills game then? Wasn't he supposed to do something with that?
     
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  7. Perkel Arcane

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    You mean chicken laying gold eggs.

    IMO i think he got "bought" by one of the big 3. MS likes to spend unresonable amount of money so probably them
     
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  8. dbx Arcane Patron

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    Kojima is probably a registered trademark by now, it's likely that konami HAS to erase it's name from everything.
     
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  9. Takeda Kenshi Augur

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    So supposing that this is true, I guess it is safe to say RIP Konami.
     
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  10. Echo Mirage Arcane

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    It could be a Kojima PR stunt. If it isn't then I would be genuinely surprised to see him quit before MGS 5's release.
     
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  11. Don Peste Arcane

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    Look, they even erased him from old Konami photos
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Drakron Arcane

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    Or come to the realization they would never allow him to do anything beyond Metal Gear.

    I recall some noise about Zone of Enders that end up being just noise but all his attempts to distance himself from Metal Gear have failed, perhaps he finally understood that he would never be allowed to be anything beside "Metal Gear guy" as long he remained at Konami.
     
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  13. Perkel Arcane

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    he has some games under his belt that were fairly succesful but yes probably working 20 years on same franchise can do a lot of damage.
    I think one of big 3 bought him with option to fund him whole studio and budget for 2-3 games.


    Weirdest part is errasing his name from every game and so on. Imo i think either it was Kojima condition or Konami and Kojima had a fight.
     
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    The Internet will not tolerate this transgression!
     
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  15. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima-expected-to-leave-konami-after-mgs5-inside-/1100-6426024/

    Not sure what Konami was trying to achieve with this.
     
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  16. RPGMaster Savant

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    Not with all that fat Yu-Gi-Oh mullah.
     
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  17. Xeon Augur

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    I hope for that small chance that this might get Konami to try to bring some of their other games back, Suikoden please.
     
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  18. Jack Dandy Arcane

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    wait.. what?

    why?

    Kojima was Konami's golden fucking goose.
     
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  19. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Konami is so fucked. :lol: The rabid fanbase of Kojima will tear them a new one.

    As for Kojima. :salute: Thanks for the great games, you go out with a bang (assuming MGS5 will be as good as it looks.)
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    On a related note, main developers behind the handheld console hit Love Plus departed Konami few days ago. Seems like Konami is downscaling expensive console game business, and focusing on low-budget and efficient (easy-to-recycle) projects like Pro Evolution Soccer instead.
     
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  21. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    That's great news actually. MGS has done its circle and it was obvious Kojima was sick of it. Now this bloated franchise will eventually die and Kojima will have the opportunity to finally do something new.
     
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  22. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    Is Konami fucking insane?
     
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  23. Phage Arcane Manlet

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    Damn. That feel when:

    - No chance of any new games at all featuring solid snake, not even an interquel between MGS1 and 2.
    - No chance of a truly proper remake of MG1/2 or MGS1.
    - No real future at all for Metal Gear.

    All that's left is Metal Gear Rising 2, probably with no input from Kojima.

    Damn men.

    I didn't want to feel these feels.
     
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  24. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    feels p great to me :smug:
     
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  25. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Who?

    Keep in mind, guys, not all of play console games.
     
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